LinkedIn Learning FAQ

LinkedIn Learning (with Lynda.com content) is a video tutorial service free to all Texas Woman’s University faculty, staff, and students. Watch the course How to Use LinkedIn Learning to learn about all the bells and whistles!


What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is the next generation of Lynda.com. It has all the same content as Lynda.com, but with special insights and social engagement that only LinkedIn can additionally offer. Our goal is to help people discover and develop the skills they need through a personalized, data-driven learning experience. As with other LinkedIn.com services, LinkedIn Learning is subject to the LinkedIn User AgreementPrivacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

How do I activate or access LinkedIn Learning?

Follow the instructions on LinkedIn Learning Sign In to activate your account.

How do I log on using the Learning app?

Activating a LinkedIn Learning license is not available within the Learning apps; use a desktop device. 

  1. Download LinkedIn Learning App
  2. Open the app
  3. Click Sign in with your organization portal
  4. Enter your @twu.edu email address
  5. Click Sign in with your organization portal
  6. Tap Continue
  7. Enter your TWU Username and password (Shibboleth login)
  8. Click Login

Do I need a LinkedIn account to use LinkedIn Learning?

No.

Features

Playlists

LinkedIn Learning offers playlists based on topics and also gives the user the option to create their own. The users can also share playlists with others via email or social media. Share playlists with employees, coworkers, or colleagues outside the university.

Bookmarks

Users can bookmark a specific video or sections of a specific video to view later. LinkedIn Learning also gives user the ability to modify the name of the bookmark or even add a description so they remember why they marked it. Users can also tag videos so they can categorize it for easier look up later.

Search

Look for a specific word (the name of a function in Excel for example) to see which videos contain information needed.

Notebook

Use the Notebook tab in a course to take notes while watching a class. This integrated note taking features time stamps the notes with a specific portion of a video. Notes are automatically saved and when the user reviews the notes, the user will be returned to that portion of the video. Notes can be exported as a .txt file.

Transcript

The search feature looks for a specific word in video transcripts. These transcripts allow users to read along, quickly search, and even allow them to jump to a specific section of the video by clicking on a portion of the transcript. [Hint: Use Ctrl+F or Command+F to search any website.]

Suggested Courses

After watching a course, there will be a section titled Members also Watched showing courses that are related and may be of interest. LinkedIn Learning allows users to define the types videos that might be of interest.

Exercise Files

Download exercise files and follow along with the instructor throughout the course.

Feedback

After finishing a course, users will be given the option to offer course feedback. LinkedIn Learning gives an option to request courses for subjects that people would like to see in the future.

Certificates of Completion

Watch all the videos in a course and receive a certificate of completion. Certificates can be printed, emailed to multiple users, shared on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, and a link is provided to embed in a website.

There’s an app for that!

LinkedIn Learning has free mobile apps for iOS and Android devices to watch LinkedIn Learning on the go. Watching training videos at the gym or while waiting in line really does make time fly!

For additional support, contact the Technology Service Desk at 940-898-3971, servicedesk@twu.edu,techchat.twu.edu, or submit a request through the Technology Service Catalog.