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==About This Article==
 
==About This Article==
This article provides information about signing into LinkedIn Learning for the first time, which activates your account. It is intended for all WSU students and employees.
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This article includes instructions for signing into WSU's LinkedIn Learning service for the first time, which activates your LinkedIn Learning account and imports any usage data stored on the previous version, lynda.com. It is intended for all WSU students and employees.
  
 
==How to Activate Your LinkedIn Learning Account==
 
==How to Activate Your LinkedIn Learning Account==
The first time you sign into your LinkedIn Learning account, it will activate your account for you. Here are the steps:
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The first time you sign into your LinkedIn Learning account, it will activate your account and migrate any data you might have saved in the previous version, what used to be called lynda.com. Follow the steps below to log into LinkedIn Learning for the first time:
 
   
 
   
1. Go to LinkedIn Learning [https://www.linkedin.com/learning https://www.linkedin.com/learning].
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1. Use your favorite web browser to go to the LinkedIn Learning [https://www.linkedin.com/learning https://www.linkedin.com/learning] homepage
  
2. Select the Sign In button at the top of the page
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2. Select the '''Sign In''' button at the top of the page
  
 
3. On the first login screen, select the '''Sign in with your organization account''' link
 
3. On the first login screen, select the '''Sign in with your organization account''' link
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4. On the next screen, enter your WSU email address and select Continue.  
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4. On the next screen, enter your '''WSU email address''' and select '''Continue'''. Use your actual WSU email address (e.g., kgraetz@winona.edu or kgraetz@go.winona.edu)
  
 
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5. On the following screens, enter your StarID username and password as prompted. You will use the '''StarID@minnstate.edu (employees)''' or the '''StarID@go.minnstate.edu (students)''' format for your username as indicated in the helper text on these screens. You will then be prompted to answer several questions to configure your account.  
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5. On the following screens, enter your '''StarID username and password''' as prompted. You will use the '''StarID@minnstate.edu (employees)''' or the '''StarID@go.minnstate.edu (students)''' format for your username as indicated in the helper text on these screens. You will then be prompted to answer several questions to configure your LinkedIn Learning account.  
  
6. Do You Want to Connect to Your LinkedIn account?''' IMPORTANT – Consider this carefully.''' First, you will be asked whether you want to connect your personal LinkedIn account, if you have one, to your WSU LinkedIn Learning account. Both of these services are owned by Microsoft, but you do not need a LinkedIn account to use LinkedIn Learning and you do not need to connect the two. LinkedIn is a popular online resume and professional networking service. Connecting the two services has some advantages, but it is completely up to you whether you want to make this connection. You can always decide to do it later. Please note that, if you connect the two, you will use your LinkedIn username and password to login into your LinkedIn Learning account from that point forward. You can also decide to disconnect the two later. Learn more about this connection.
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6. '''Do you want to connect to your LinkedIn account?''' First, you will be asked whether you want to connect your personal LinkedIn account, if you have one, to your WSU LinkedIn Learning account. IMPORTANT: You do not need a LinkedIn account to use LinkedIn Learning and you do not need to connect the two. LinkedIn is a popular online resume and professional networking service. Connecting the two services has some advantages, but it is completely up to you whether you want to make this connection. You can always decide to do it later. '''Please note that, if you connect the two, you will use your LinkedIn username and password to login into your LinkedIn Learning account from that point forward.''' You can also decide to disconnect the two later. Learn more about this connection.
  
7. Selecting Topics/Skills of Interest. You will then be prompted to select some topics and skills of interest to you. This will help populate some suggested courses on your LinkedIn Learning homepage. After selecting some topics, you can continue to your LinkedIn Learning homepage.
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7. '''What topics interest you?''' Second, you will be asked to select topics/skills of Interest to you. Your choices will help LinkedIn Learning populate your homepage with recommended courses. After selecting some topics, you will continue to your LinkedIn Learning homepage.
  
 
==Using LinkedIn Learning on Mobile Devices==
 
==Using LinkedIn Learning on Mobile Devices==

Revision as of 05:56, 10 August 2019

About This Article

This article includes instructions for signing into WSU's LinkedIn Learning service for the first time, which activates your LinkedIn Learning account and imports any usage data stored on the previous version, lynda.com. It is intended for all WSU students and employees.

How to Activate Your LinkedIn Learning Account

The first time you sign into your LinkedIn Learning account, it will activate your account and migrate any data you might have saved in the previous version, what used to be called lynda.com. Follow the steps below to log into LinkedIn Learning for the first time:

1. Use your favorite web browser to go to the LinkedIn Learning https://www.linkedin.com/learning homepage

2. Select the Sign In button at the top of the page

3. On the first login screen, select the Sign in with your organization account link

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4. On the next screen, enter your WSU email address and select Continue. Use your actual WSU email address (e.g., kgraetz@winona.edu or kgraetz@go.winona.edu)

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5. On the following screens, enter your StarID username and password as prompted. You will use the StarID@minnstate.edu (employees) or the StarID@go.minnstate.edu (students) format for your username as indicated in the helper text on these screens. You will then be prompted to answer several questions to configure your LinkedIn Learning account.

6. Do you want to connect to your LinkedIn account? First, you will be asked whether you want to connect your personal LinkedIn account, if you have one, to your WSU LinkedIn Learning account. IMPORTANT: You do not need a LinkedIn account to use LinkedIn Learning and you do not need to connect the two. LinkedIn is a popular online resume and professional networking service. Connecting the two services has some advantages, but it is completely up to you whether you want to make this connection. You can always decide to do it later. Please note that, if you connect the two, you will use your LinkedIn username and password to login into your LinkedIn Learning account from that point forward. You can also decide to disconnect the two later. Learn more about this connection.

7. What topics interest you? Second, you will be asked to select topics/skills of Interest to you. Your choices will help LinkedIn Learning populate your homepage with recommended courses. After selecting some topics, you will continue to your LinkedIn Learning homepage.

Using LinkedIn Learning on Mobile Devices

Mobile apps are available for both iOS and Android devices. To download the app, open the app store on your device and search for LinkedIn Learning. Here are the description pages for each:

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