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The most popular LinkedIn Learning courses of 2020

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As we enter the new year, we look back to find the most popular courses and skills of 2020 on LinkedIn Learning to give you inspiration for the new year. As the pandemic hit last year, LinkedIn Learning provided our students and staff with a huge library of over 15,000 on-demand courses, making it the perfect solution to learning and development during 2020.

At this time of year, you might be thinking about setting goals and need advice and tips on how to make them stick, check out this collection: Setting and achieving your goals (opens in LinkedIn Learning, requires login with your University IT credentials). Find out how to access LinkedIn Learning for free:

The most popular courses in 2020 across the globe:

  1. Time Management: Working from Home - Instructor: Dave Crenshaw
  2. Strategic Thinking - Instructor: Dorie Clark
  3. Remote Work Foundations - Instructor: Mike Gutman
  4. Learning Python - Instructor:Joe Marini
  5. Developing Your Emotional Intelligence - Instructor: Gemma Leigh Roberts
  6. Excel 2016 Essential Training - Instructor: Dennis Taylor
  7. Excel Essential Training (Office 365) - Instructor: Dennis Taylor
  8. Communicating with Confidence - Instructor: Jeff Ansell
  9. Cert Prep: Project Management Professional (PMP)® - Instructor: Sandra Mitchell
  10. Project Management Foundations - Instructor: Bonnie Biafore
  11. Critical Thinking - Instructor: Mike Figliuolo
  12. Learning Personal Branding - Instructor: Chelsea Krost
  13. Interpersonal Communication - Instructor: Dorie Clark
  14. Communication Foundations - Instructor: Tatiana Kolovou and Brenda Bailey-Hughes
  15. Improving Your Listening Skills - Instructor: Dorie Clark
  16. Microsoft Teams Essential Training - Instructor: Nick Brazzi
  17. Time Management Fundamentals - Instructor: Dave Crenshaw
  18. Python Essential Training - Instructor: Bill Weinman
  19. Excel: Tips and Tricks - Instructor: Dennis Taylor
  20. Online Marketing Foundations - Instructor: Brad Batesole

The most popular courses in 2020 at the University of Leeds:

Since March 2020, we have seen over 11,000 of our University of Leeds community log in to LinkedIn Learning, watching close to 19,000 hours of courses, here's what we've watched the most in 2020:

  1. Excel 2016 Essential Training with Dennis Taylor
  2. Microsoft Teams Essential Training with Nick Brazzi
  3. The Six Morning Habits of High Performers with Pete Mockaitis
  4. Developing Self-Awareness with Gemma Leigh Roberts
  5. Learning Python with Joe Marini
  6. Excel Essential Training (Office 365) with Dennis Taylor
  7. InDesign 2020 Essential Training with David Blatner
  8. Time Management: Working from Home with Dave Crenshaw
  9. Illustrator 2020 Essential Training with Tony Harmer
  10. Cert Prep: Excel 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist (77-727) with Jennifer McBee
  11. Photoshop 2020 Essential Training: The Basics with Julieanne Kost
  12. Learning Excel 2019 with David Rivers
  13. Learning LinkedIn for Students with Oliver Schinkten
  14. Python Essential Training with Bill Weinman
  15. SPSS Statistics Essential Training with Barton Poulson
  16. Project Management Foundations with Bonnie Biafore
  17. Body Language and Women at Work with Carolyn Goerner and Daisy Lovelace
  18. Remote Work Foundations with Mike Gutman
  19. Learning R with Barton Poulson
  20. Chair Work: Yoga Fitness and Stretching at Your Desk with Desk Yogi

How can I access LinkedIn Learning?

All University of Leeds staff and students have access to LinkedIn Learning. Your account lets you access over 15,000 courses on a range of subjects, so you can learn something new, develop your skills, focus on your health and wellbeing and improve your employability for free.  You can access your account anytime, anywhere and learn on the go with the LinkedIn Learning app, available for your phone or tablet. Log in to your account, using your University IT credentials, at:

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