Carnegie Mellon University

FocusU

The FocusU learning management provides you with the resources you need to further your professional development. FocusU allows you to register for an instructor-led course, complete required online training and access online learning resources.

With FocusU you can ...

— Register for instructor-led courses facilitated by Professional Development Services or our learning partners including SPARCS, Finance Division and Marketing & Communications

— Build a Learning Portfolio to track your learning goals and professional development activities

— Explore online learning resources, including courses, videos and job aids that cover a variety of topics

— Access Books 24/7 to search for specific books or browse by topic

— Complete required training, such as the Preventing Workplace Harassment online course

— Download the Skillsoft Learning App to access tens of thousands of videos, courses, books, audio books and summaries

How to Use FocusU

Log in to FocusU with your Andrew ID and password.

New employees, please note: It can take three to five days once onboarding is complete in Workday to have access to FocusU.

If you are unable to log in to the site and are staff or faculty, contact professionaldevelopment@andrew.cmu.edu or 412-268-9099.

  1. Click on the "Instructor Led Training" link on the left side of the page.
  2. Click on the title of the course you would like to register for.
  3. Click on "Enroll" for the session you would like to attend.
  4. To add the course to your Learning Plan (optional), click on "Yes," add any details you would like to record, and click on "Save."
  1. Click on the "Instructor Led Training" link on the left side of the page.
  2. Click on the title of the course you would like to withdraw from.
  3. Click on "Withdraw."
  • Use the search function to locate a specific resource or course.
  • Use the "Build Understanding" link or "Select" (next to search bar) to browse resources.
  1. Use the "Learning Portfolio" link.
  2. Click on the "Personal Learning" tab to add or organize your learning events.