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Promotional Resources Guide: LinkedIn Learning

Database Description

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that offers a wide range of courses and tutorials on various topics related to professional and personal development. It was formerly known as before being acquired by LinkedIn in 2015. LinkedIn Learning provides video-based courses led by industry experts and professionals. Users can take courses on subjects such as programming, graphic design, data analysis, marketing, leadership, and more.

Key features of LinkedIn Learning include:

  1. Diverse Course Library: LinkedIn Learning offers thousands of courses covering a wide array of subjects, including business, technology, data science, marketing, design, and soft skills like leadership and communication.

  2. Expert Guides: Courses are led by experts and professionals who have real-world experience in their respective fields.

  3. Self-Paced Learning: Users can learn at their own pace, pausing and resuming courses as needed.

  4. Interactive Learning: Some courses include quizzes, exercises, and project-based learning to reinforce concepts.

  5. Certificates of Completion: Upon finishing a course, users can earn certificates to showcase their newly acquired skills on their LinkedIn profiles.

  6. Mobile Accessibility: LinkedIn Learning is accessible through web browsers and mobile apps for both iOS and Android devices, allowing users to access courses on the go.

  7. Personalized Recommendations: The platform provides course recommendations based on users' skills, interests, and career goals.

  8. Integration with LinkedIn: LinkedIn Learning is tightly integrated with LinkedIn, allowing users to easily share their learning achievements and connect with professionals who have similar interests or skills.

Overall, LinkedIn Learning is a valuable resource for individuals looking to enhance their skills, advance their careers, or explore new interests through online courses and tutorials. It can be particularly useful for professionals seeking to stay up-to-date in their fields and showcase their expertise on their LinkedIn profiles.

Logging In

Login to LinkedIn Learning

  • Access LinkedIn Learning by following the link on the Library Database page
    • This is a unique link for all COD students, faculty, and staff 
    • All you need to do is sign in with your COD email credentials 
  • For more information on using LIL check out our help page,

Setup Process

First time users will be prompted to setup their profile so LinkedIn Learning can customize content for a personalized experience. This step can be skipped by clicking the X on the top right. 

Users can link their professional LinkedIn profile to their LinkedIn Learning account so they can add all completed certificates to their profile page. This can be skipped and completed later as well. 

Enter your current title or the professional title you would to learn more about. LinkedIn Learning will customize your suggestions to support professional development in your current or future role. 

By entering the skills you need to advance in your career you are allowing LinkedIn Learning to give suggestions of certificates that will help you get there. 

Setting a weekly goal helps you stay accountable and you will receive emails to remind you to keep going and keep learning. This can be changed later and you are not limited to the time you select. 

You're done! Now it is time to start exploring your learning content. Remember if you skipped this part you can always go back and finish setting up your profile from your dashboard. 

LinkedIn Learning is always adding content is multiple languages. Changing the language will change the whole interface and will only show videos in the chosen language.