LinkedIn Learning

What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com) is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop your creative, technology-related and study skills through expert-led course videos. Each course is delivered by an expert in the subject and is broken down into a series of short videos that are easy to follow. Completing a course in LinkedIn Learning earns you certification that you can post to your LinkedIn profile.

Creating a LinkedIn Learning account

To create a LinkedIn Learning account, whether you were a previous Lynda.com user or not, follow the guidance below:

PDF guide to creating an account

Logging into LinkedIn Learning

To login to LinkedIn Learning after setting up your account please follow the link below:

  1. To log in, click the following link LinkedIn Learning
  2. Enter your University Username and Password.
  3. You will be asked if you would like to connect using your LinkedIn account (see more about LinkedIn). Select either Connect my LinkedIn account if you have one and want to OR select Continue without connecting my LinkedIn account.
  4. If you have connected your LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning accounts, you may also be prompted to log in using you personal LinkedIn username and password.
  5. You may also be asked to confirm your identity for the LinkedIn platform.
  6. You’re in!

How to use LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn have produced a short PDF guide which demonstrates some of the key features you can use to make the most out of LinkedIn Learning.

View the support guide here.

There is also a short video that highlights the key features

LinkedIn Learning App

You can also download the LinkedIn Learning App on your Android or Apple devices.

Linkedin Learning Playstore

Connecting your LinkedIn account

When creating a LinkedIn Learning account you can optionally connect your LinkedIn profile, which adds the following features:

  • LinkedIn Learning suggests the most relevant courses for the skills known to be important to a given job function or role based on the data and insights of over 500 million members of LinkedIn.com.
  • You can publish the completed course certificates that you have gained onto your personal LinkedIn account as evidence of your professional development.
  • You can rest assured that only your learning data will be shared with the university. No other data from your LinkedIn profile will be accessible or shared.

Set up a free LinkedIn account to get access to these features.

For more support with your LinkedIn profile you can book an appointment with Careers on UniHub.

Need help?

For technical support for LinkedIn Learning contact IT Help

For support in using LinkedIn Learning contact Library Help

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