LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda .com) is a great online learning and training resource, available free to all students and staff. A University account gives al students and staff access to a library of course on business, creative and technical skills.

There are over 14,000 courses available covering Business, Creative and Technology subjects. Some of the courses will relate directly to your degree course, others offering general skills such as Microsoft Office, SPSS, while others offer business skills for increased employability.

All the courses are available over the web or through the mobile apps and can be studied at your own pace.

Using LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning has all the same great content as Lynda but with a brand new interface making it easier to find relevant learning.

  • Personalised Content - Takes the data and insights of the over 575m members of LinkedIn and suggests the most relevant courses or videos for you based on skills known to be important to a given job function or role.
  • Learning Paths - Discover learning paths that recommend a relevant sequence of videos and courses to help you gain expertise in a given topic.
  • Collections - Playlists are now known as collections in LinkedIn Learning. You can create your own collections, add videos, courses, and custom content of any media format to collections and view in any sequential order.
  • Discover New Topics - It's easier to search and browse courses, LinkedIn have also made curated topic pages, populated with the most popular courses.

Learning Paths

Briefings and workshops

We can provide a briefing to groups of students, staff or teams on LinkedIn Learning and how best to use it – if you would like us to come along to present to groups of students or to teams, let us know.

If this is something you’d be interested in please contact: ittraining@port.ac.uk