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 40,000 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

LinkedIn Learning Paths are a great way to find curated content related to a particular career path or area of expertise. Rather than one course they'll group a number of courses together allowing you to progress and develop your knowledge. Some useful Learning Paths could be:

University of Portsmouth

Colleagues from across the University have created a number of collections and learning paths to support students and staff. This include areas such as working and teaching online, student placements, research students and the online alternatives to the IT Training team's classroom sessions.


Improve Your Organisational Skills, Become a Project Manager, Improve Your Presentation Skills, Master In-Demand Professional Soft Skills, Improve Your Problem-Solving Skills


Become a Certified CAD Designer with SOLIDWORKS, Become a Documentary Filmmaker, Become a Graphic Designer, Become a Web Designer, Improve Your Creativity Skills


Become a Programmer, Become a Business Intelligence Specialist, Get Ahead In Data Science, Become a Python Developer, Become a Data Analytics Specialist

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: