Welcome to LinkedIn Learning. As a John Abbott College student, you now have access to over 16,000 professionally produced video lessons and tutorials that will enhance your educational and personal development. Experts have produced tutorials in many areas that are perfect for students. Now is the time to develop the skills you will need. Activate LinkedIn Learning using the same login as your college Microsoft account. Here are just some examples of what LinkedIn Learning has to offer you. Make a difference. Get ready for the workforce.
- Career Development Tutorials: Writing a CV; Preparing for a job interview; Strategic planning; Teambuilding; Leadership and more
- Technology Courses: Microsoft, Adobe; Computer programming platforms and much more
- Business Courses: Business software tools; Financing and accounting; Business plans and more
- Creative: Graphic design; Photography; Video; Art & Illustration and more
Tutorials and FAQs
What is LinkedIn Learning?
LinkedIn Learning is an educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. You will have access to personalized, “bite-sized” video-based learning 24/7 so you can develop relevant skills and grow professionally. There are over 16,000 courses and content is available in 7 languages.
What topics/courses are available?
LinkedIn Learning currently has over 16,000+ courses across a variety of topics; with 30-70 new courses added weekly. To learn more about course topics, click here.
What type of content is available on LinkedIn Learning?
There are three libraries, covering a broad range of topics, including:
- Business: digital transformation, leadership & management, soft skills, project management training, HR training, customer service training, performance management training, online marketing training, professional development, career development, training & education, business software and tools, finance and accounting, sales, small business and entrepreneurship.
- Technology: IT infrastructure training, cloud computing, data science, web development, software development, security, database management, IT help desk, mobile development, network and system administration, and internet of things.
- Creative: online graphic design training, online AEC training, CAD, web design, user experience, 3D and animation, art and illustration, video, motion graphics and VFX, photography, audio and music.
Did LinkedIn Learning used to be called Lynda.com?
Yes and no. LinkedIn bought Lynda.com in 2015 and has continued to use all the same great content and content creation methods. However, LinkedIn Learning is a new and improved platform, so you’ll notice new features such as automated, personalized content recommendations, Q&A on courses, notebook, and other new bells and whistles. They’ve also significantly increased the number and variety of courses offered with the new platform.
How do I log in to LinkedIn Learning for the first time?
You can use the link above “Please follow this link to start now”. You can also use the link found in your Omnivox Portal. Use the left hand side menu and scroll down to College Services. Under this tab, you will find the link to LinkedIn Learning. If you need to log in, use your college email address (same as your Microsoft login).
How do I log back in to LinkedIn Learning after activating?
Once you have successfully activated your profile, you will be able to log into LinkedIn Learning in multiple ways: Via your Omnivox portal, via LinkedIn.com/learning using your email and password, via Linkedin.com if you’ve connected to your LinkedIn profile, or via the LinkedIn Learning mobile app.
Do I need to connect my LinkedIn profile to my learning account?
No. You do not need to have a LinkedIn profile to activate your LinkedIn Learning account. If you have a profile, you have the option to choose whether or not to connect it to your Learning account. Here are a few added benefits for learners who do make that selection:
- Enhanced Q&A with course authors & other learners
- Personalized content and course recommendations to help you stay up-to-date with what other LinkedIn members (with similar job titles and positions) are also learning
- Ability to launch content directly from your LinkedIn profile
- Ability to keep your learning history if you leave the institution
- Ability to add course completions, certificates & newly learned skills to your profile
- Ability to join LinkedIn Study Groups to keep the learning going after completing a course
If I connect my Learning account to my LinkedIn profile, what can my employer/institution have access to?
Even if you choose to connect your LinkedIn profile, LinkedIn won’t share your personal information (such as job search history, connection request, inmails, etc) with the organization providing you access to learning; this organization will only have access to your LinkedIn Learning course viewings.
For LinkedIn Learning’s detailed Trust and Privacy FAQ for connected profiles, please see this PDF document.
If I activate without a LinkedIn profile but later want to connect it, can I do so?
Of course. Simply go to the “me” button on the top right of your LinkedIn Learning account, then go to “settings” and click connect my profile.
If I activate with a LinkedIn profile but later want to disconnect it, can I do so?
Of course. Simply log in to LinkedIn Learning, go to the “Me” button on the top right of your LinkedIn Learning account, then go to “Settings” and click disconnect my profile.
Can I control what learning information is displayed on my LinkedIn profile?
Yes, your LinkedIn Learning course completions won’t show on your LinkedIn profile unless you choose to add a completed course. This can also be removed at any time so you have full control.
How do I change my language on LinkedIn Learning?
To change the language, click on the language icon in the top right corner of the LinkedIn Learning Homepage. Select your language from the drop-down menu. LinkedIn Learning offers content in Simplified Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. Some of the courses and features might not be available in all languages.
How do I use LinkedIn Learning as a user?
There are many features and functionality available within LinkedIn Learning so the easiest way for a full preview of the offering is to watch the LinkedIn Learning course here
What certifications & continuing education units/professional development units are offered through LinkedIn Learning?
LinkedIn Learning has a lot of certifications & continuing education units available already; for a full listing visit here. Don’t forget to check back a few times a year as we are regularly adding new content and new partnerships to expand this area of our offerings.
Where can I see my learning history?
Your own learning history is available to you at any time. Simply log into your LinkedIn Learning account, and under the “Me” button at the top right you can select “Learning History”.
Can I save courses or videos to watch later?
Yes, there is a ‘Saved’ tab under ‘My Learning’ that lists all courses or videos saved to view later. You can save a course or video by selecting the ‘Save’ button in the search next to it or on the top right of the course/video itself when you have it open.
Can I download/print course completion certificates?
Yes. In your learning history, navigate to any completed course and click the ‘more’ button to the right. Here you can ‘add to profile’ (if you’ve connected with a LinkedIn account) or ‘download certificate’ to save a digital file or to print and display at home/work.
What is the difference between a learning path and a collection?
Learning paths are compiled playlists of related video courses on a specific topic or career track. They include multiple courses by different expert instructors to teach a variety of skills and information associated with that subject or profession. They indicate a specific series of courses and videos taken in sequence.
Collections are also a group of courses and videos related to a specific topic, but they do not have a particular order, and do not need to be watched in sequence.
What are weekly goals on LinkedIn Learning?
LinkedIn Learning allows you to set weekly learning goals. Setting these goals will help you prioritize your learning needs by blocking a specific amount of time in your schedule for watching the course videos and track your progress on learning. Every minute you spend watching content on LinkedIn Learning will count towards your weekly goal. You’ll be able to track your progress via the progress bar on your home page.
How do I set weekly goals for Learning?
You can select a Learning goal while
- First activating your Learning account
To set a weekly goal while activating: From the weekly goal page, select one of the following options: 15 mins, 30 mins, 60 mins, or 120 mins, then click ‘Set goal’.
- Accessing the LinkedIn Learning homepage
To set a weekly goal from the homepage, log in to your LinkedIn Learning account, click ‘Set goal’ from the top left of your Learning homepage, select one of the following options: 15 mins, 30 mins, 60 mins, or 120 mins, then click ‘Set goal’.
Once you’ve selected your weekly goal, you’ll be able to track your progress. You’ll also receive reminders to complete your goal.
You can change your learning goal whenever you want. To edit or remove/delete your learning goal: Log in to your LinkedIn Learning account, click ‘Edit goal’ from the Home page, you can: edit your goal or delete your goal.
What LinkedIn Learning technical support options do learners have?
What assistance does the LinkedIn Learning Help Desk assist with?
Trouble with logging in for individual subscribers, logging in to learning with an enterprise license, using the LinkedIn Learning library, switching between learning accounts, obtaining certificates of competition, sharing learning videos, and getting information on new features/feature updates.
How can I see when new courses are added?
There are a few ways to see the new courses that are added. First, you can subscribe to the LinkedIn Learning blog here, and every Monday an article will be sent to you that lists the new course titles added that week.
Second, your homepage content recommendations will show you the newest and most popular courses.
Lastly, if you’re searching for a particular topic using the search bar, once you’ve done a search click on the “sort by” drop down at the top right and click “newest” and it will show you the newest courses on that topic first.
Is there a mobile app?
Yes, and many people prefer to learn on-the-go. In the app/play store on your device, simply find the ‘LinkedIn Learning’ app for download. Once downloaded, you will login with your same desktop credentials, and your learning will automatically go with you wherever you go. Using the mobile option is a bit different and has the option to turn the courses to “audio only” via a toggle within each course.
Can I download content for offline viewing?
Yes. When using the device connected to the internet, simply navigate to a course you want to watch later offline and click the “download” button. This will download courses to your device that you can watch while offline, like when taking a flight or in a location where internet access is not available.
If I have a great idea for a course topic and consider myself an expert in that area, can I apply to become an instructor?
Why, yes you can. LinkedIn Learning is always looking for great, high quality talent to lead their courses. To start the application process to becoming an instructor, visit here.