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What is happening?

Our service was migrated from 'Lynda' to 'LinkedIn Learning' on Sunday 13 January 2019.  

What happens after the migration?

Students and Staff with existing accounts:

For students and staff who had an account on your learning activity and history from will be transferred to LinkedIn Learning (LiL) when you log in for the first time.  All the courses you've started will still be available and the links you're currently using to courses, videos and playlists will continue to work after the migration.

If you have previously used look out for an email to your University email account which will contain a link to activate your LinkedIn Learning account.  Note that for some users this email has been showing in the Other, rather than the Focused inbox (for those who have these two options).

Don't worry if you do not have the email as you can still activate your account by logging in through this direct link:

Select the option to login with our Organisational Portal Note you will be asked if you want to connect your LinkedIn account as part of the initial login.  This is completely optional and you can choose to connect this at a later stage if you wish.

You will also be asked to select some Skills you might be interested in.  This will allow LiL to recommend relevant content to you.  You will need to select at least one option but have the chance to add more or change your selection later. 

New users

Note that only those staff and students who previously used (and so have an account on that system) will get a direct email.  If you haven't used why not give LinkedIn learning a go?  Follow the link from the Research Tools section of the Library Resources page.

Access for Overseas Partner Students

Following the upgrade to LinkedIn Learning there is a different way for students at Staffordshire University Partner Colleges to create an account.  This is because the authentication now requires a Staffordshire University email address.

Overseas Partnership Students should follow the steps outlined in the document below to create a LinkedIn Learning account:

Creating a LinkedIn Learning account - Overseas Partner Students

LinkedIn learning app

A new LinkedIn Learning app is also available. This can be particularly useful for viewing content offline. Please note that the old app will stop working after the migration, so you will need to download the new app from the appropriate play store. 

Learn more about LinkedIn Learning

What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is an online platform that offers a variety of video courses to help you develop your business, creative and technological skills.  It provides expert-led courses developed by industry experts using content across a breadth of topics and at different levels of expertise. The thousands of courses included fall into three main areas: Technology, Creative and Business covering a wide range of topics.

Why should I use LinkedIn Learning?

  • Learn from industry experts. LinkedIn Learning courses are taught by passionate instructors with real-world experience.
  • Learn at your own pace. Choose from more than 5,000 on-demand courses from LinkedIn Learning, and watch at a time to suit you. Confirm your understanding using LinkedIn Learning assessments, practice environments and coding practice windows.
  • Experience learning tailored to you.  LinkedIn Learning provides personalised course recommendations based on your role, skills, experience and goals.
  • Learn anytime, from anywhere. Download courses to your mobile device to view content while you're offline. Start a course on a desktop device and finish it on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Make learning social. Do you have colleagues with similar learning interests? Choose a LinkedIn Learning course, watch it and discuss.
  • Learn something new. On average, LinkedIn Learning publishes 25 courses each week. Wondering what's new and interesting? Filter for the most recent using the main search bar.

Learn more:

Introductory video: Getting started with LinkedIn learning

Course:  Gaining skills with Linkedin learning

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Julie Adams
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