LinkedIn Learning Online Training Library

Log in to LinkedIn Learning

You login to LinkedIn Learning with your full university email address and password in the format a123456b@student.staffs.ac.uk for students and abc1@staff.staffs.ac.uk for staff.  When prompted enter your normal password.

What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is a library of video-based training courses focused on three main areas:  Business Skills, Creative and Technology topics. These cover everything from commonly used software such as Microsoft Office to specialised applications in areas such as photography, web applications, audio and video, as well as more general topics such as communication, collaboration, presentations and project management.

The tutorials cover both Windows PCs and Apple software and are available for both beginners and more advanced users. 

The content includes:

  • Access to several thousand courses, with new courses added every week

  • An option to view courses in their entirety or as individual videos to support knowledge  development and just-in-time learning on a particular topic

  • Printable course certificates to confirm completion of courses you have viewed and studied

The tutorials can be played on PCs, Macs and mobile devices and many include exercise files allowing you to practice the skills covered in the tutorial.

Transcript for courses are displayed underneath each video.

There is also a LinkedIn Learning app for both Apple and Android devices. These allow you to download courses and view these offline.

Connecting to your LinkedIn profile

One new feature of LinkedIn Learning that makes it different to lynda.com is that you can now link your LinkedIn Learning Account to your LinkedIn profile (if you have one).  This is completely optional, but doing so gives you access to additional features and means you will get better recommendations on new courses to view.

When you first set up your LinkedIn Learning account you will be prompted to connect your LinkedIn profile.  However, it is also simple to connect your accounts at a later stage if you do not want to do this initially.

To do this:

  • Log in to LinkedIn Learning

  • In the top right click on the arrow next to Me (this gives a  list of options under your profile)

  • Select Settings

  • Follow the instructions under this section to connect your account

  • You can also choose to disconnect your LinkedIn profile if you have previously connected it and no longer wish to do this. In hti scase select the Disconnect option under Settings.

How do I use LinkedIn Learning?

You can access LinkedIn Learning via this link: LinkedIn Learning

There are also links from the Library Resources web page and the A-Z index.

LinkedIn Learning will also appear as part of Office 365.  Loginto this as normal, then under the waffle icon click on the link All Apps.  Scroll down the list of aaps and LinkedIn Learning will under the section labelled Other towards the botom of the list.

It is important that you get to the LinkedIn Lerning through one of these this on the web and link to it from the search results it will not recognise you and you will not have access to all the training material.

Getting started with LinkedIn Learning

Once you have logged in your training page will be displayed.  This will show any courses you have previously viewed and how much of these you have completed.

You can find content in a number of ways, including

  • Searching

  • Viewing lists of recommended content dependingon your interests and previous corses studied

  • Browsing by subject  - such as business, design, audio, video, home computing or web

  • Browsing by software products or companies

  • Browsing new content

There is a comprehensive tutorial How to use LinkedIn Learning, which includes chapters on:

  • Finding Content
    • Search for courses
    • Browse recommended content
    • Learning paths
    • Creating a collection
  • Consuming Content
    • Navigating a course page
    • Video player controls
    • Accessing exercise files
    • Taking notes
    • Assessments
  • Share Your Learning
    • Certificate of completion
    • Next steps