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About This Article

This article describes the LinkedIn Learning courses and video content, as well as details some of the features available on the website and on the mobile app.

What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform licensed by WSU that provides you with access to thousands of courses led by professional instructors. These courses are composed of short videos and cover a wide variety of topics to help you develop creative, technical, and business skills. Every WSU student or employee can activate their LinkedIn Learning account and use this resource for free. Your usage history will be saved, you can bookmark favorite courses and videos, and you can create collections of courses and videos. LinkedIn Learning course completion is recognized using certificates and badges that can be shared. Presenting these certificates from various courses is one way to share your skills and experience with classmates, colleagues, or future employers. If you also use LinkedIn, the online resume and professional networking service, you can opt to connect it with your WSU LinkedIn Learning account.

What's the difference between LinkedIn Learning and LinkedIn?

LinkedIn Learning is a library of online courses licensed by WSU that you can access as a WSU student or employee. LinkedIn is a personal online resume service and professional networking tool that some people use. Both are owned by Microsoft and can be connected together if you wish. You do not need a personal LinkedIn account to use WSU's LinkedIn Learning service, you can opt to connect the two at any point, and you do not need to connect the two at all.

Reasons to Use LinkedIn Learning

  • Choose to develop the exact skills you need. Some of the video lessons are rather specific in terms of content, which allows you to choose exactly what information you want to learn. Save time and energy by focusing on what matters most to you.
  • Display new skills on your resume. After you have finished a course, you can share it on your profile. Current or future employers can easily recognize your progress and your professional interests.
  • Learn when and where you want. Videos courses are available in short, easy-to-watch segments. They are also available on a variety of devices, so you can watch them at home or on the go (and even download them on mobile devices to watch offline).
  • Follow recommended courses through learning paths. If you are not sure where to start or if you want to try something new, learning paths will guide you through the most relevant and basic courses to cover essential information in a specific field.
  • Build professional connections. Sharing your new skills and completed courses right on LinkedIn helps recruiters and employers learn more about you. Also, you can easily find other people who are interested in the same courses you are.


How do I activate my LinkedIn Learning Profile?

If you want to start using LinkedIn Learning you can learn how to create your LinkedIn Account by going to Activating your LinkedIn Learning account article that explains the process of signing into this system.

Will I still be able to use my Lynda.com account?

No, your Lynda account will no longer be accessible once you have migrated to LinkedIn Learning. Please remember that you can access the same video content as before. Of course, your activity and your progress will also transfer over. For more information on the upgrade of Lynda to LinkedIn Learning. Want to see why LinkedIn Learning is an upgrade from Lynda.com? check this page out.

Will my progress from Lynda.com carry over to LinkedIn Learning?

Yes, your account information and course progression will transfer over to LinkedIn Learning. Your video history will also be the same, so you can pick up where you left off.

Why do I have to login with my LinkedIn credentials every time?

If you connected your LinkedIn account with your LinkedIn Learning account, you will be prompted to login using your LinkedIn credentials. This is to protect member privacy, so that no personal profile information is shared with your WSU LinkedIn Learning account. Note that your browser cache may keep the credentials for you so that you may not have to re-authenticate each time.

Why do I have to re-authenticate?

If you have not used LinkedIn Learning for more than 30 days, your browser cookie my have refreshed and you will need to re-authenticate. Another reason may be that you are using a different browser or computer.

Need more help?

If you have more questions or concerns regarding LinkedIn Learning, please do the following:

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