LinkedIn Learning is one of the largest software and skills training websites and is free for UQ students and staff. Linked in learning was formerly called Lynda.com and contains the same training offerings. See Lynda.com changes to LinkedIn Learning for more information about the change. 

Access LinkedIn Learning

As with Lynda.com, 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 connect your LinkedIn account or create a separate LinkedIn Learning account. 

Access or activate your account

LinkedIn Learning login screen example

  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 Sign in with Single Sign-On
  5. You will be redirected to the UQ Authenticate page. Log in using your UQ username and password
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

If you previously used Lynda.com through UQ, any existing learning history and certificates from your Lynda.com account will be in your new account.

Sharing courses

Redirects from Lynda.com

Any currently shared Lynda.com courses or videos with ?org=uq.edu.au in the URL will redirect until March 2020. To update the links or to share new courses going forward, you can:

  1. Create a collection to share multiple videos; or 
  2. Share one video with a shareable URL.

Create a collection from a course or video

  1. Log in to LinkedIn Learning
  2. Click the Bookmark icon in the course or video you want to share
  3. Click Add to collection
  4. From the Add to collection pop-up window that appears, click Create new collection
  5. In the Create a new collection window, enter a Title and Description (if desired)
  6. Click Create

Alternatively, if you browse or search, an Add to Collection option is available, next to each course or video.

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.

Share single video with shareable URL

  1. Log in to LinkedIn Learning
  2. Search for the video you want to share
  3. Click on the video so it begins to play
  4. Select and copy the URL from the browser location bar
  5. Add "&auth=true" to the end of the URL  (example: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/teacher-tech-tips/welcome-to-the-series?u=2340058&auth=true )
  6. Use this full URL as a link from your course, website or wherever you want to share the video from.

We recommend sharing links to videos using these steps rather than embedding it.  There is currently no way to embed LinkedIn Learning videos into an online learning platform that prompts you to login via UQ Authenticate.

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.

Privacy 

Because 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.

Need more help using LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning support.