LinkedIn Learning is one of the largest software and skills training websites and is free for UQ students and staff

Access LinkedIn Learning

You must activate a LinkedIn Learning account to access the course content. You do not need a personal LinkedIn profile to use LinkedIn Learning.  You can either connect your LinkedIn account or create a separate LinkedIn Learning account. 

Access or activate your account

LinkedIn Learning Sign in button

  1. Go to LinkedIn Learning 
  2. Click Sign in
  3. Enter your UQ email address in this format:
    • Students - s1234567@student.uq.edu.au
    • Staff - version with @uq.edu.au at the end
  4. Click Continue
  5. Click Continue to The University of Queensland
  6. You will be redirected to the UQ Authenticate page. Log in using your UQ username and password.

Linking to LinkedIn

  1. You can choose to connect your personal LinkedIn profile to your Learning account for additional features such as course recommendations for your skills and position and what’s trending on LinkedIn Learning. If you do link your LinkedIn profile, you will also be prompted to log in using your LinkedIn account each time, after you log in via UQ.
  2. The first time you access LinkedIn Learning you can select the "Continue without connecting my LinkedIn account" button to activate your LinkedIn Learning account without connecting to a LinkedIn account, if you prefer.
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LinkedIn Learning app

After you download the app from the app store, enter uq.edu.au to login via UQ Authenticate.

Alternatively, use your LinkedIn account details if you have linked your LinkedIn Learning account with LinkedIn.

Note: The LinkedIn Learning app is not available in China. Users in China should use the browser version.

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Sharing LinkedIn Learning courses

Share single video with shareable URL

  1. Log in to LinkedIn Learning
  2. Search for the video you want to share
  3. Click to open the video
  4. Select and copy the URL from the browser location bar
  5. The ?u=2340058 at the end of the URL is necessary to prompt the option to login via UQ (example: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/teacher-tech-tips/welcome-to-the-series?u=2340058)
  6. Use this full URL as a link from your course, website or wherever you want to share the video from.

Create a collection from a course or video

  1. Log in to LinkedIn Learning
  2. Click + Add to my content in the course or video you want to share
  3. Click Add to Collections or + Create collection
  4. In the Create a new collection window, enter a Title and Description
  5. Click Create.

Alternatively, if you browse or search, click the three dots next to each course or video. An Add to your content option will open.

Share a Collection

  1. Log in to LinkedIn Learning
  2. Click on the Me icon
  3. From the dropdown that appears, click Collections under My Learning
  4. Click Share next to the collection you want to share
  5. From the Share this collection dropdown, select The University of Queensland
  6. Click Copy to get the URL.

Embedding videos

We recommend sharing links to videos rather than embedding. There is no way to embed LinkedIn Learning videos into an online learning platform that prompts the UQ Authenticate login.

If you do want to use an embed option:

  1. In the LinkedIn Learning course, click the Share arrow
  2. Click </> Embed
  3. Copy the embed code and paste it into your course (e.g. as an iframe in Learn.UQ)
  4. Add a link to the video (with the ?u=2340058 part included) before the embed. If the embedded video won't load for students, ask them to click that link to prompt the UQ login option. Then they can come back to the embedded video in your course.
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LinkedIn Learning pathways

LinkedIn Learning software courses

LinkedIn Learning provides courses and video training for key software applications used at UQ.

  Word

  Excel

  PowerPoint

  Outlook

  Adobe Acrobat DC

  Illustrator

  Premiere Pro

  Photoshop

  R

  Python

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Privacy

As access to LinkedIn Learning is paid for by The University of Queensland, the administrator of the account will be able to see your Learning activity data (such as courses you've completed) but will not be able to see your private LinkedIn activity. You can control what is displayed on your personal LinkedIn profile. See the details of the Privacy Information here.

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