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Are you paying for LinkedIn Learning?

By Caroline Norris, on 5 August 2021

LinkedIn Learning displayed on monitor, mobile phones and a tablet.LinkedIn Learning is available free to UCL staff and students.  Hopefully you knew that already but it seems that some people don’t.  According to LinkedIn, UCL employees spent nearly £14,000 on LinkedIn Learning in the last year!

To access your free LinkedIn Learning account, visit the UCL LinkedIn Learning web pages.

cartoon showing a man with various symbols coming out of his head representing the range of Linkedin Learning course content.What is LinkedIn Learning?
For those who don’t already know about it, LinkedIn Learning offers a vast online library of video tutorials on a wide range of subjects.  They cover digital skills such as data analysis, programming and Excel; multimedia and creative skills such as video production or graphics editing; and personal and business skills such as leadership, personal effectiveness, wellbeing and study skills. There are even courses on teaching using technology.

Find out more and browse content via our UCL LinkedIn Learning page.

LinkedIn Learning resources to support you during the Covid-19 outbreak

By Caroline Norris, on 7 April 2020

LinkedIn Learning (LIL) has a lot of content to support us as we adjust to working, learning and teaching remotely.  We have shared some of these before, but now more than ever we need to focus on our wellbeing, adjust our work habits and develop skills for interacting remotely.   We also need to find ways to stay as fit and supple as we can, working in our adapted home environments.

We’ve created four collections you can have a look at when you have time.

  • Working remotely
    Having more effective online meetings including Teams tips, managing teams remotely and work life balance.
  • Keeping active
    Yoga and stretching at your desk, being mindful, ergonomics and more.  These are provided by Desk Yogi, a wellness platform within LIL.
  • Personal Productivity
    How to be more resourceful, productive and make the most of  your time.  Includes guidance on improving your memory and speed reading.
  • Mental health and wellbeing
    A wealth of resources on all aspects of wellbeing.  Includes Arianna Huffington’s Thrive series, dealing with stress, avoiding burnout and happiness tips.  Definitely one to dip into!

You may find it easier to access LIL on your mobile device so you can listen in the background and listen to/watch courses offline.

Using LIL on your phone or tablet

  1. Download the LinkedIn Learning app from your app store.
  2. Select Sign in with your organization portal and type in ucl.ac.uk.
  3. Use your UCL user ID with @ucl.ac.uk at the end to sign in.
  4. Browse for and open the course you want to watch.

While viewing the course in the app:

  • tap the player and slide the Audio only toggle to listen to audio in the background
  • tap the Download symbol directly under the player on the left to download the course to watch offline

screenshot of LinkedIn Learning mobile app

New Digital Skills courses for 2020

By Jasmin E Mullings, on 9 December 2019

IMPORTANT: Please note that the UCL booking system closed on 15th January.

When the new training booking system (MyLearning) goes live in mid-February, you will be able to book onto sessions scheduled from 2nd March onwards. If you want to be informed about the opening of the new system, enrol on our Moodle course.

A full list of course dates for this term can be found at the end of this blog post.

ISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for the first half of Term 2. As usual, we are offering a wide range of courses covering Excel, Photoshop, R, Stata, and more…

This term we have our Software for success sessions again and three new In a Nutshell sessions.

Software for Success sessions are aimed at those starting a new research project, thesis or dissertation and unsure what tools to use for writing up, citation, data analysis etc. These short, lunchtime sessions will help you answer these questions and determine the best way to get up and running.  Book a place on a ‘Software for success’ presentation.

In a Nutshell sessions highlight a single task in a particular application, such as loading survey data into NVivo for example. Book a place on an ‘In a Nutshell’ presentation.

We have added new sessions for our highly popular  Creating accessible documents course.  Making documents accessible is important for everyone, whether or not they have a disability or impairment. In this session you will learn how to make your PowerPoint, Word, Excel and PDF files more accessible. To find out more about creating accessible content, please visit our dedicated web pages.

See below for our current schedule of courses and workshops.

More digital skills development opportunities…

Digital Skills Development at IOE offer training in a wide range of digital tools.  Sessions are open to all UCL staff and students.  Highlights this term include:

  • Creating Accessible PowerPoint presentations,
  • Presentation Translator – add live subtitles to your presentations,
  • Introduction to Stop Motion Studio animation (iPad app).

Other sessions include Microsoft tools such as OneNote, Sway, Teams and SharePoint.  You can also learn more about EndNote, Pivot tables and VLookUp in Excel, mind mapping, infographics, video editing and much more.

Visit the Digital Skills Development at IOE booking system for details and to book.

Learn online with a vast range of high-quality video-based courses from LinkedIn Learning. This is the new platform on which we are now hosting Lynda.com content. These cover technical skills but also business, personal and creative skills as well.  Visit the UCL LinkedIn Learning page to find out more.

Not sure what you need or have a more specific issue you would like help with?  Come along to one of the Digital Skills Development drop ins for more individual support.

Current schedule

For a full list of courses and workshops take a look at our course catalogue.

Sessions available now:

Date Start time End time Course/workshop
13/01/2020 13:00 14:00 Software for Success: Bibliography and Citation
21/01/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting started with Stata (Part 1) (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
22/01/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting started with Stata (Part 2) (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
22/01/2019 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
24/01/2019 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
24/01/2019 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1
27/01/2020 14:00 16:00 Creating accessible documents (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
28/01/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting started with SPSS (Part 1)
29/01/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting started with SPSS (Part 2)
03/02/2020 13:00 14:00 In a Nutshell: Better Tables in Markdown
04/02/2020 10:00 13:00 A Quick Introduction to UNIX
04/02/2020 14:00 17:00 Excel 2016 Essential Skills (STAFF ONLY) (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
05/02/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
07/02/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1
07/02/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1
06/02/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting Started with Markdown
10/02/2020 13:00 14:00 Software for success: Writing tools
11/02/2020 14:00 17:00 Further UNIX
12/02/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
14/02/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2
14/02/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2
13/02/2020 10:00 12:00 Creating accessible documents (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
18/02/2020 10:00 13:00 Intermediate statistics with Excel 2016 (STAFF ONLY)
19/02/2020 10:00 13:00 Using Excel 2016 to manage lists (STAFF ONLY)
24/02/2020 10:00 12:00 Creating accessible documents
24/02/2020 13:00 14:00 In a Nutshell: Survey Data in Nvivo – the absolute truth
25/02/2020 10:00 13:00 Managing Long Documents in Word 2016 (STAFF ONLY)
25/02/2020 14:00 17:00 Charting with Excel 2016
26/02/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
28/02/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 3
28/02/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 3

Sessions available to book from mid-February once MyLearning goes live:

Date Start time End time Course/workshop
02/03/2020 13:00 14:00 Software for success: Data analysis and statistical tools
02/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 1)
03/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 2)
03/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Advanced statistics with Excel 2016
05/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Introduction to Photoshop CS4
11/03/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2
12/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 3)
13/02/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 4)
13/03/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 4
13/03/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 4
16/03/2020 13:00 14:00 In a Nutshell: Survival analysis in R
17/03/2020 10:00 17:00 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Parts 1 and 2)
18/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Data Manipulation in R with Rstudio
19/03/2020 14:00 16:00 Creating accessible documents
23/03/2020 10:00 17:00 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Parts 1 & 2)
24/03/2020 10:00 17:00 LaTex with NatBib
25/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Introduction to Visualising Data with Matlab
25/03/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2
27/03/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 5
27/03/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 5
26/03/2020 14:00 17:00 Data Visualization in R with ggplot2

LinkedIn Learning student webinar

By Caroline Norris, on 8 November 2019

This webinar takes place on each of the dates below, all sessions cover the same topics:

  • Monday 18th Nov 1:00 pm
  • Thursday 21st Nov 4:00 pm
  • Friday 22nd Nov 8:30 am

Join any webinar

LinkedIn Learning is a library of over 7000 courses covering study and research skills, personal effectiveness, technical training, leadership skills, and much more.  All courses are delivered by experts and are of a consistently high quality.  UCL offers LinkedIn Learning free to all staff and students; you just need to use your UCL user ID and password to log in and you are good to go.

LinkedIn are offering a series of webinars to help you get the most out of using the platform.  Just choose any date and connect to the online session.  Anyone can attend but they are aimed particularly at students.

The topics LinkedIn will be covering are:

  • benefits of LinkedIn Learning,
  • benefits of Connected Profiles,
  • employability opportunities
  • deep dive into LinkedIn Learning Features and Functions.

Join any webinar

Lynda.com becomes LinkedIn Learning

By Caroline Norris, on 16 January 2019

Our Lynda.com moved to the new LinkedIn Learning platform on 21 February.  If you have a Lynda.com account you can activate your account on LinkedIn Learning at any time.  New users can also register at any time.

LinkedIn Learning offers a new interface and a range of new features while still providing the same Lynda.com content.  If you currently have an account on Lynda.com, your viewing history, course completions, playlists and other data will all be migrated to the new platform.

What changes will I see?

  • Your ‘Playlists’ will now become ‘Collections’
    See What do I need to do? below for details of how shared links to your playlists are affected
  • You will be able to take your learning history with you to other organisations that have LinkedIn Learning
  • You can connect your UCL LinkedIn Learning account to your personal LinkedIn profile if you have one

What happens if I connect to my LinkedIn profile?

You will get:

  • more prompts to engage in learning, with LinkedIn Learning recommendations appearing within your LinkedIn profile
  • more personalised content recommendations based on what your contacts and people with similar interests and roles are watching
  • more insights into learning trends, what LinkedIn influencers and thought leaders are recommending etc.

UCL will only see your LinkedIn profile photo.   We won’t have access to any other information from your LinkedIn profile. For more details please Privacy Information for LinkedIn Learning Learners.

What do I need to do?

You need to use a different link to get to LinkedIn Learning but you will still use your UCL credentials to log in and all your data has been migrated automatically to the new platform.

If you have shared links to any courses these will be redirected to a course in LinkedIn Learning for one year.  You will need to provide a direct link to replace this after that time.

If you have shared links to playlists then these links will no longer work.  Please contact us so that we help you to resolve this issue. Note that playlists assigned by Group Administrators are not affected.

You will need to download the LinkedIn Learning app to replace the Lynda.com app if you currently use Lynda content on your mobile or tablet.

How do I use LinkedIn Learning?

To find out more about LinkedIn Learning and the new features available, watch How to use LinkedIn Learning

You might also find Gaining skills with LinkedIn Learning of interest

Both of these courses are on LinkedIn Learning so they will give you a taste of what’s in store on the new platform!