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LinkedIn Learning Has Arrived!

We’ve upgraded from Lynda.com to Linkedin Learning!

We are very pleased to announce LinkedIn Learning (formerly lynda.com) as Willamette’s new online resource available to all students, faculty and staff! LinkedIn Learning provides thousands of on-line courses curated based on the career interests, role, or career path of the learner. It can be a highly personalized learning experience.

Benefits to using LinkedIn Learning include:

  • Learn at your own pace any time of day or night
  • The option to watch complete courses or short videos as you need them
  • Up-to-date content to keep skills current or learn new ones
  • Tutorials taught by recognized industry experts
  • Many courses have practice exercises to help you learn
  • Closed captioning and searchable, time-coded transcripts
  • New courses added every week

We recommend you start with the following course: How to use LinkedIn Learning.

Please note: you will have the option to connect your LinkedIn account (PDF doc) to LinkedIn Learning. Making the connection will give you immediate access to a richer learning experience powered by the data and insights of the LinkedIn network. Willamette University will have access to your learning activity but will not have access to any of your personal information on your LinkedIn account.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I access LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is directly accessible from a new tab within the portal. It will take you directly into Linkedin Learning, unless this is your first time logging in or you clicked the log out button last time you were logged in. If this is your first time logging in, always go through the portal.

The first time you log in, you will have the option to connect your LinkedIn profile to your LinkedIn Learning account (see more below). If you do not have a LinkedIn profile, you can create one. This guide (PDF doc) will provide step-by-step instructions.

When logging back in after clicking the log out button, you’ll need to remember whether you connected your LinkedIn profile to your LinkedIn Learning account. Let's say you have a LinkedIn account that you use with your personal gmail. If you connect your LinkedIn account to your LinkedIn Learning account, whenever you log back in, you have to sign back in with your personal gmail address. If, on the other hand, you decide NOT to connect your personal LinkedIn account, when you try to log back in, you will have to use your Willamette email.

Am I required to connect my LinkedIn profile to my Willamette LinkedIn Learning account?

No, connecting your profile is optional. If you change your mind, you retain the option to connect your profile at a later time. This can be done by getting back into LinkedIn Learning, going to the main home screen, looking under "Recommended for you", and clicking on ‘Connect My Profile”.

Recommended for you

Why should I connect my LinkedIn profile to my Willamette LinkedIn Learning account?

Making the connection will give you immediate access to a richer learning experience powered by the data and insights of the LinkedIn network. You will receive course recommendations personalized for you based on job title, skills, and industry. You will also receive relevant learning content in your LinkedIn feed, to keep learning top of mind and drive more engagement.

Will Willamette have access to view my LinkedIn activity on my personal account?

Willamette University will have access to your learning activity but will not have access to any of your personal information on your LinkedIn account. See LinkedIn’s privacy information.

Who has access to LinkedIn Learning?

All faculty, staff, and current students may use LinkedIn Learning. Unfortunately, alumni and retirees do not have access.

How to disconnect my LinkedIn account from LinkedIn Learning?

If you’d like to disconnect your LinkedIn profile from the Learning license, please contact the Help Desk at x6767.

How do I share my learning process

LinkedIn Learning allows learners to share their Learning progress, their favorite content, and their certificates of completion with their LinkedIn network. Learn how you can like and share your Learning activity.

Can I earn credit for LinkedIN Learning courses?

You will not earn credit toward graduation. Some Willamette courses may assign LinkedIn Learning courses as an assignment, just as they might textbooks or articles. So, in that sense, you are doing the work toward a grade.

How do I find additional help?

We recommend you start with the following course: How to use LinkedIn Learning. For additional help, please contact the Help Desk at x6767 or review the online documentation provided by LinkedIn.


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