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LinkedIn Learning for Staff


In this guide, we highlight how to access your account, how it can support colleagues professionally and personally and suggest a series of courses staff may find helpful.

Accessing your account

As a member staff at Leeds you have free access to over 21,000 courses on LinkedIn Learning. You can easily access your account from the LinkedIn Learning login page using your normal University username and password.

Sign up for the Beginner's Guide to LinkedIn Learning session

The Beginner's guide to LinkedIn Learning online session is available to all staff and it will provide you with the opportunity to explore LinkedIn Learning and how it can support your learning and development whilst at the University of Leeds. Our LinkedIn Learning expert from OD&PL will share top tips for how to use the many features available within LinkedIn Learning for maximum personal and professional impact.

Benefits for staff

LinkedIn Learning provides a variety benefits for you and your career by supporting your personal and professional development.

The benefits

  • LinkedIn Learning offers professional courses in a wide range of areas including technology, business and professional, and creative subjects
  • Courses are led by experts and are broken down into bite-sized video modules. Access courses on the go and at a time that suits you
  • Learn new skills for your personal and professional development and improve career prospects
  • With a wide variety of information and support, LinkedIn Learning is a resource of information to help support you with specific projects or tasks you’re undertaking in your role

Getting more out of LinkedIn Learning

  • Connect to your LinkedIn profile to highlight completed courses and new skills, helping to network with others and to improve career prospects
  • Become an admin or curator, allowing them to upload content and curate collections of content to share with students, or colleagues. This can be used in teaching practice and for colleagues who manage or support the development of colleagues
  • Join our LinkedIn Learning Interest Group for staff to discuss uses of the platform and find out updates.
  • LinkedIn Learning offers a content mapping service for the University; content can be mapped directly to a syllabus, a framework or list of topics. Requests can be sent directly to  

Case studies at Leeds

Explore a series of case studies from colleagues at Leeds looking at the different ways they have used LinkedIn Learning.

Adding LinkedIn Learning content to Minerva modules

The DES Systems Help website provides guidance on how to add LinkedIn Learning content to Minerva modules.


Suggested courses for staff

With so many courses available, we’ve compiled the following list as a starting point for colleagues and to provide a sense of the variety of courses available. You can also browse different topics on LinkedIn Learning, which include Business, Creative and Technology. Once you've started watching courses you're interested in, LinkedIn Learning will also start suggesting recommended content tailored to your interests. 

Hobbies and Interests

Browse our collections of courses related to different hobbies and interests to learn something new or get help with your existing interests.

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