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Introduction

LinkedIn Learning is the new platform and mobile app for content from Lynda.com.  Free subscriptions worth £250 are available to University of Westminster students and staff.  LinkedIn Learning provides access to thousands of online courses on a wide-range of topics.

How to login to LinkedIn Learning

You will need your University username and password to log in.

Log in to LinkedIn Learning

This link will take you to the University of Westminster login screen. Enter your University username and password to access LinkedIn Learning.

Connecting to your LinkedIn account (optional)

Once you have accessed LinkedIn Learning, you will be presented with the option of connecting your account to your LinkedIn profile: 

LinkedIn Learning login screen

 

This is an optional enhancement to your LinkedIn Learning account.  

Connecting your LinkedIn account will mean that you get personalised content recommendations based on what your contacts and people with similar interests are watching.

If you choose this option, you will be asked to log in to LinkedIn (if you are not already logged in) and accept the terms and conditions.

Alternative login

To access from the LinkedIn Learning homepage:

  1. Go to: www.linkedin.com/learning
  2. Click on the “Sign in” link
  3. Select ‘Sign in with your organization account’
  4. Enter your university email address to initiate your login
  5. This may take you to the University of Westminster login screen, where you can entre your university username and password

To access from your LinkedIn profile (returning users):

  1. Go to www.linkedin.com
  2. Click on the ‘Learning’ icon.  This may take you to the University of Westminster login screen
  3. Enter your University username and password

NB: Your email address is used to initiate the University's single sign-on system; it is not retained by LinkedIn Learning. If you have any concerns about this, you can use the dummy email to initiate a login (eg w1234567@my.westminster.ac.uk)

Mobile app login

The LinkedIn Learning app is available for free from the App Store or Google Play.  As well as providing you with an interface optimised for mobile devices, the app allows you to download courses to watch offline.

To use the app, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the App Store (Apple) or Google Play and download the LinkedIn Learning app.  Note that this is separate from the LinkedIn app
  2. Open the app to see the sign-in options
  3. Select "Sign in with your organization portal"
  4. Type westminster.ac.uk
  5. Select "Sign in with your organization portal" again
  6. Tap continue
  7. You should get the University of Westminster sign in screen.  Now enter your university ID (e.g. w1234567) and password and select "sign in"

How to use LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is organised into three broad categories - Business, Creative, and Technology.  You can see this if you choose Browse.  Further to this courses are organised under topic, software, and learning paths.

To find out more about LinkedIn Learning, try the How to use the LinkedIn Learning course.

You may also find Gaining Skills with LinkedIn Learning useful.

 

Who is eligible for a LinkedIn Learning account?

Free LinkedIn Learning accounts are not available to students and staff at associate colleges.  Alumni should contact the alumni office for information about extending access.

LinkedIn Learning and the LinkedIn Learning app are available free of charge to all to students on UK-based programmes and to staff directly employed by the university.  Student accounts will remain active until completion of studies or until such time that the university ceases to subscribe to the platform.  The university’s current subscription to LinkedIn Learning runs until 01/09/2023 and renewal will be subject to a cost/benefit analysis.

Who should I contact if I can't login?

Contact the IT Service Desk (or phone 020 7915 5488 or email ServiceDesk@westminster.ac.uk). Please put LinkedIn Learning in the header of your enquiry.