LinkedIn Learning Access

Students in Career & Technical Education programs and full-time faculty and staff now have access to LinkedIn Learning.  LinkedIn Learning is available by logging into the Single Sign-On portal and clicking the LinkedIn Learning tile.

LinkedIn Learning Access

Programs that include access to LinkedIn Learning include:

  • Business Administration AAS
  • Business Administration AS (including Accounting and Supply Chain)
  • Computer Graphic Art
  • Game Design and Development
  • Glass Art
  • Licensed Practical Nursing
  • Nursing, Associate Degree
  • Office Manager
  • Scientific Glass Technology
  • Sport Management

LinkedIn Learning content spans multiple subject areas of relevance to our community, including soft-skills, business communications, time management, customer service, project management, and career development.

If you have issues with accessing LinkedIn Learning please contact the helpdesk.

    LinkedIn Learning bridges the gap between the career you want and the skills you need. We help the world's professionals achieve more. Learn online, at your own pace, with our library of 5,000+ creative, business, and technology courses, on subjects from art to Zend. To get the most from LinkedIn Learning, we've developed this short course to get you up and running. Learn how to find the best courses to take using our recommendations and search tools, explore learning paths, play and pause training videos, use transcripts and exercise files, and customize your learning experience.

    Rock Your LinkedIn Profile Explore how to create a LinkedIn profile that brings your personal career story to life, whether you’re just starting out, seeking to advance, or making a career change. Instructor Lauren Jolda—head of the "Rock Your Profile" team at LinkedIn—offers tips on tailoring each section, starting with the key insight that a LinkedIn profile is unique and shouldn’t be approached exactly like a resume. Lauren covers ways to add media to a profile, methods for showcasing your career accomplishments and aspirations, and specific examples of profile phrases and language that can help inspire your personal story.

    Finding a Job on LinkedIn Harness the power of LinkedIn to find and land a job. LinkedIn is the world’s #1 professional network—not just for job seekers, but recruiters too. By following some simple tips, from optimizing your profile to connecting with future coworkers, you can use LinkedIn to jumpstart a new career or find your next play. Follow along with LinkedIn staff instructor Oliver Schinkten as he walks through the platform's powerful features for job hunting. Understand the value of networking and learn how to indicate to recruiters and hiring managers that you are looking for a new job. Then discover a few simple changes to improve your profile, from including keywords to adding your skills. Next, find out how to search for and view job postings and use LinkedIn to apply for jobs.

    Finding Your Dream Job: Interview Tips and Resumes Find your dream job. This course is for people who want to be excited to go into work each day. It’s designed to teach practical skills to write an eye-catching resume and excel in a job interview. But it also encourages you to take the time to decide what job will truly make you happy and enhance your talents. Instructor Chris Croft has been teaching interview and presentation skills to companies for over 20 years. He helps you write a fantastic resume, prepare for an interview, answer tough questions, give a presentation, and follow up afterward. He offers concrete details, such as what to wear and what to say, and provides real-life interview and resume examples (some humorous, some not) along with practical tools you can use in your job search right away.

    Writing a Cover Letter and Resume Finding a great job starts with writing a great resume, one that speaks to your personal and professional strengths. Learn how to write a resume that stands out and makes employers take notice. Stacey A. Gordon, cofounder of Career Incubator, has made it her life's work to help others find the jobs and build the careers of their dreams. In this course, she walks through the basics of resume writing for job seekers, as well as a few extra job search basics such as identifying companies to work for and determining fit.

    Stacey explains what to include and exclude on a resume and how to showcase your talents and best qualities. Using practical examples, Stacey walks through choosing the right format, tailoring information to match job requirements, and writing alternative resumes that include industry-specific information. Last, Stacey shows you how to deal with some common sore spots—like job hopping, lack of experience, or unemployment gaps—while concentrating on your experience.

    Mastering Self Motivation Do you have a goal that's been sitting on your to-do list for months? If so, you're in good company. Professionals of all stripes struggle to take their personal goals from the drawing board to the real world. In this course, instructor Selena Rezvani shows you how to break this cycle of procrastination and inaction. Using examples from her own career, as well as lessons from top executives, Selena demonstrates how to shift your mindset and leverage practical tools to power your self-motivation—and, in turn, set and achieve bigger, more audacious goals.

    Learn how to identify the kind of self-motivator you are, so that you can align goal achievement with your area of motivation. Discover how to apply science-backed research on incentives and rewards to sustain your motivation. Plus, see how to tap into your network to ignite action; reestablish your motivation when faced with ruts or procrastination; and identify work conditions that create a peak sense of flow and personal engagement.

    How to Crush Self-Doubt and Build Self-Confidence There is no magic pill that builds confidence overnight. Instead, confidence comes from repeating something until you’re familiar with it. To build a genuine belief in your ability to accomplish the task at hand, you first must learn to persist. In this course, Ivan Joseph discusses critical practices that can help you build unshakeable self-confidence. Learn techniques for keeping negative thoughts at bay. Discover how to fight impostor syndrome by creating a list of your achievements; that way, when doubt kicks in, you’ll have something to remind you of what you’re capable of accomplishing. Ivan also goes over the ways in which the people who surround us play a key role in shaping our beliefs, how to create effective affirmations, how to help others feel more confident by focusing on positive feedback, and more.

    How to Slash-Anxiety and Keep Positivity Flowing Don’t underestimate the impact of self-care on your productivity and well-being. Self-care is a requirement for resilience. Overcoming obstacles while you’re feeling low only makes things harder than they should be. In this course, adapted from the podcast How to Be Awesome at Your Job, Anne Grady teaches methods to manage anxiety, build resilience, and stay positive. Anne goes over the parts of the brain and how they are impacted by mindfulness. She also takes a look at negativity bias, explaining why this powerful survival tool can deeply color your experience and memories. Plus, Anne provides a few helpful tips to help you get your brain back online after a stressful event, discusses how mindfulness training puts you in control of your focus, and more.

    Career Development Creating a career plan is vital. Wherever you're going, you'll arrive faster—and encounter less stress along the way—if you have a plan in place. In this concise course, instructor Aimee Bateman steps through how to create an effective career plan that brings you one step closer to your dream job. Learn how to design and implement your career plan, create a personal development plan (PDP), set achievable goals, and connect with a mentor.

    Email Communication Discover the secrets to writing powerful emails your colleagues will read and answer by crafting your message and delivery. In this short course, author and business writing professor Judy Steiner-Williams shows you how to write emails for maximum readability and impact. Discover how to craft a compelling opening, how to message the right people at the right time, and how to leverage etiquette to use email as one of many communications tools.

    Interpersonal Communication Communicating effectively isn't an innate talent that some people have and others don't—it's something that anyone can learn and practice. In this course, learn strategies that can help you hone and master your interpersonal communication skills. Join personal branding and career expert Dorie Clark as she shares techniques for getting your message across effectively in the workplace, and explains how to tackle potential communication challenges with your colleagues and supervisor. She also discusses how to grapple with tricky situations, taking you through how to handle interruptions, respond to critical feedback, and communicate across cultures.

    Effective Listening Listening is a critical competency, whether you are interviewing for your first job or leading a Fortune 500 company. Surprisingly, relatively few working professionals have ever had any formal training in how to listen effectively. In this course, communications experts Tatiana Kolovou and Brenda Bailey-Hughes show how to assess your current listening skills, understand the challenges to effective listening (such as distractions!), and develop behaviors that will allow you to become a better listener—and a better colleague, mentor, and friend.

    Refining Your Verbal Communication Strong presentation skills are necessary for a good designer to be a great designer. How you present your ideas impacts how willing clients are to make meaningful emotional and financial investments in them. Let designer and Art Center College of Design professor Petrula Vrontikis help you convey your ideas with confidence and clarity. Learn to strategize, format, and time your presentation to fit your audience, craft a great message, gain credibility using research, develop visual aids, and deliver the final presentation. Throughout the course, Petrula gives you tips for staying organized and calm, connecting with your clients, and getting the approval needed to move your project forward.

    Mastering In-Demand Professional Skills What does every hiring manager look for in an employee? Set yourself apart from the pack by getting the essential soft skills--abilities that help people interact effectively with others--that employers value most, from communication fundamentals and being a team player to advancing your critical thinking skills.

    Foundations of Learning Management Systems Teachers educate their students. Administrators can assign and grade work online. Users can access content and resources anytime, inside or outside the classroom or office. A learning management system (LMS) can also improve communication, help you track progress, and reduce costs. If you're considering an LMS for your company or school, this is the course for you. LinkedIn Learning instructor Oliver Schinkten explains what an LMS is, what the leading platforms are, and how to choose an LMS system based on learning needs—understanding there are very different use cases for corporate and academic learners. He also covers the basics of administering and configuring an LMS, so you can make an informed decision about your corporate training or academic needs.

    Learning Canvas Learning management systems have revolutionized the way educators and corporate trainers are able to provide instruction. With an online platform, instructors and students can communicate, collaborate, share and access resources, submit assignments, and give feedback at any time. With online learning more important than ever, learning how to take advantage of all a learning management system has to offer is now a vital part of providing instruction. In this course, Oliver Schinkten explores how to set up and use Canvas, a leading LMS used by institutions and instructors around the globe. Oliver shows how to set up a class, work with students, teach online, and discusses best practices for leveraging Canvas for student success. He also covers grading, adding assignments, student communication, and adding multimedia. If you’re looking to enhance the online component of your classes, this course is for you.

    Teaching with Technology Put the "tech" into your teaching. Learn how to use technology to enhance course design, lesson planning, presentations, in-class activities, assessments, and student achievement and engagement.

    Author Kevin Kelly explains how learning outcomes can be adapted to support technology in the classroom, and guides educators through selecting the appropriate technology for their activity, module, or class. Then he shows how to apply technology in three key areas: finding, creating, and sharing content with students; facilitating classroom activities; and assessing learning inside the classroom or online.

    Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement Engaged students become more active learners. Help set learners up for success by teaching in a more interactive and immersive way. In this course, professor and instructional designer Karl Kapp explores teaching strategies that engage learners and make learning stick—whether you're teaching face-to-face or in an online classroom setting. Explore different lesson formats and activities that increase cognitive engagement, knowledge retention, and collaboration. Dr. Kapp explores both time-tested and cutting-edge tools, including index cards and charts and digital tools such as wikis and blogs.

    Moving Your Class Online Quickly and Effectively (2020) Need to quickly transfer your face-to-face class to an online learning environment? In this course, educators Ashley Kennedy and Oliver Schinkten help you successfully make the jump to online learning, sharing strategies for taking what was great about your in-person course and making it work in a virtual classroom. Ashley and Oliver demonstrate how to break down your existing syllabus, and then offer you a step-by-step guide for moving that course online. Learn about the process of incorporating both synchronous and asynchronous virtual learning opportunities into your new virtual classroom. Explore strategies for dynamic communication, collaboration, and assessment that can help you keep your students engaged. Along the way, Ashley and Oliver share tools and strategies that can help you shine as an online instructor.

    Inclusive Instructional Design Does the training you create really reflect your audience? Have you considered someone’s geographical location, learning preference, or accommodation needs? These types of questions should be core to the instructional design process. In this course, learn how to make sure your training is inclusive by considering everything from your graphics to the subject matter experts (SMEs) you select. Instructor Samantha Calamari illuminates ways in which individuals with different learning styles, abilities, and cultural backgrounds can be left out of traditional learning experiences. Throughout the course, she shares techniques and design methods that can help your training resonate with these—and all potential—audiences.

    Creating Psychological Safety for Diverse Teams Today's workforce comprises multiple generations, cultures, and ways of working. By creating a culture of psychological safety—in which team members feel comfortable taking risks—you can lead these diverse teams to greater success. In this course, leaders who've worked with organizations ranging from the New York Times to the NBA explain how to create a work environment where every team member feels valued, seen, and ready to innovate. Get strategies for communicating with people who think differently than you, managing across cultures, and helping your direct reports form habits that actually stick. Plus, learn how to find balance among the skill sets in your organization by embracing the unique talents that each person brings to the team.

    Three Keys to Hybrid Team Effectiveness Are you looking for ways to successfully support a hybrid team? Teams that are hybrid by design, with members working in different locations and time zones at offices and in the field, have unique requirements and challenges that need to be addressed intentionally—not just by thoughtful leaders, but by all teammates.

    Join instructor Melanie Proshchenko in this overview of key practices and approaches to supporting teams in the new hybrid work environment. Learn how to implement effective hybrid management strategies, leverage technology and hybrid tools, and operate as a successful hybrid team. Get tips from Melanie on the latest research on how to identify what’s lacking from your hybrid team structure and create a more fluid, respectful, and collaborative work environment. By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills you need to foster a higher performing hybrid culture where everyone on your team has a voice.

    Creating an Adaptable Team One thing is for certain: Your organization will constantly be changing. It's inevitable. Individuals and teams that adapt to change can position themselves to act on opportunities. In this course, you can learn how to build more adaptable teams. First, learn about complexity and ambiguity—and see just how easy it is to give in to chaos and being overwhelmed. However, instructor Timothy Smith offers solutions, showing how to build a flexibility, growth, and courage mindset. Finally, find out how to improve your critical thinking skills and become a better conflict manager.

    Communication Within Teams Communication is an integral part of strong teamwork. In this course, Duke University professor Dr. Daisy Lovelace walks you through how to cultivate the communication practices of high-performing teams. She highlights the foundations of successful teams, and explains how to craft a team charter to establish norms for how you work together as a cohesive group. Dr. Lovelace also discusses essential elements of team communication—such as establishing trust and holding teammates accountable—and shows how to best communicate with your team in different settings.

    Being an Effective Team Member It's easy to call out the qualities that make someone a poor team member. But what makes a person invaluable on a team? In this course, Duke University professor Dr. Daisy Lovelace highlights the key characteristics of exemplary team members. As she dives into each trait, Daisy shares how—by making subtle changes—you can adopt these behaviors to become a more valuable collaborator. Learn tips that can help you increase your self-awareness, demonstrate that you're a reliable teammate, approach teamwork more collaboratively, and more.

    Become a Manager As a manager, success is predicated on your ability to achieve goals working with your team. The good news is that management is a skill that can be learned. This path is designed to provide you with the key considerations, skills and competencies to help you become and succeed as a manager.

    Become a Leader Learn to become a leader others will want to follow. By first developing yourself as a leader, you can take on the most challenging leadership responsibilities: establishing and executing your strategic vision, executing against that vision, and harnessing your most powerful competitive advantage, your people.

    Advance Your Skills as a Manager Learn how to make the transition from managing to leading, and make decisions that drive value and revenue for the business.

    Leading During Times of Change Managers and leaders are constantly confronted with change. Learn the specific techniques to plan your change effort as well as how to address the cultural and emotional challenges that arise during organizational changes.

    Leading Others Effectively Learn how to influence and support others in the achievement of common goals. Examine how to lead a group and provide inspiration, clarity, and direction. Discover how to rally others and build morale. Learn how to gain commitment by influencing teams to set objectives and buy in on a process.

    Managing a Diverse Team Team leaders should aim to create an inclusive culture that celebrates differences and fosters the best performance from every team member. In this course, leadership coach Vanessa Womack equips you with knowledge and impactful strategies that can help you successfully manage, counsel, and lead a diverse team. Vanessa first explains how to prepare yourself to lead by identifying cornerstones of diversity and reviewing diversity and inclusion terminology. She then shares strategies for observing and coaching your team to cultivate behaviors that build trust and strengthen relationships.

    Managing Performance Whether you're managing a division, a team, or just a few employees, learn how to get the most from your employees by creating the conditions for their success.

    Performing Under Pressure Pressure is an inevitable part of work and our daily lives. Those who are able to maintain their cool in challenging, high-pressure situations—or even thrive—put themselves in a better position to succeed. In this course, learn how to identify pressure situations and tackle them with confidence. Instructor Eddie Davila helps you identify your unique pressure points, and explains how to approach them through preparation and planning, as well as what to do when the big moment arrives.

    Learning Office 365 Get a tour of Microsoft 365, the cloud version of Microsoft Office. In this course, David Rivers shows how to access your M365 account and work with apps, both desktop and browser versions. Dave demonstrates how to create and work with files in OneDrive and sites in SharePoint. He also introduces the basics of working with Teams, the chat/collaboration tool that has become the hub of M365.

    OneDrive Quick Tips Get quick answers to your most pressing OneDrive questions. In this course, Heather Severino, a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) provides easy, bite-sized videos that show you how to be more productive and collaborative with OneDrive, the cloud storage solution that allows you to access your documents from anywhere. Heather covers how to locate files and folders in OneDrive, share files and folders with internal and external contacts, change sharing options, manage file versions, sync files to the desktop, restore files, use OneDrive on mobile devices, and more.

    Learning Microsoft Teams Discover the core features of Microsoft Teams and see how you can bring together colleagues, create conversations and content, and collaborate more effectively. Join instructor Nick Brazzi as he walks you through the essentials of using Teams, starting with basic setup, creating new teams, and joining existing teams. Nick covers organizing teams and members and shows how to conduct conversations. He explains how to create scheduled meetings or initiate impromptu meetings inside Teams, and demonstrates file sharing in real time. Nick walks you through customizing user settings and explains how to use Teams on mobile devices.

    This course covers Microsoft Teams for Business, Enterprise, Education, and Home users. It was recorded using Teams for Business and Teams for Education, but most techniques shown in the course are available in the other versions.

    Word 365 Essentials Learn how to create, edit, format, and share documents with ease using the Microsoft 365 subscription version of Word. Follow along with instructor David Rivers as he gives you an overview of all the essential features of the powerful and ubiquitous word processing app from Microsoft. This course covers how to edit and format text to create a stylish document with instant purpose. Find out how to leverage templates and built-in tools, create numbered and bulleted lists, work with columns and tables, add images to your documents, collaborate on documents with your team, and share documents via OneDrive and email. Along the way, discover how to use and manage the word proofing tools to check spelling and grammar, and get the most out of the other latest features of Word for M365 such as Editor and more.

    Excel 365 Get up to speed with Microsoft Excel, the world's most popular spreadsheet program. Follow along with Excel expert Dennis Taylor as he demonstrates how to efficiently manage and analyze data with this powerful program. Learn how to enter and organize data, perform calculations with simple functions, and format the appearance of rows, columns, cells, and data. Other lessons cover how to work with multiple worksheets, build charts and PivotTables, sort and filter data, use the printing capabilities of Excel, and more.

    PowerPoint 365 Essentials You don't have to be a designer to create a great visual presentation. Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) to quickly create, edit, and share professional-looking presentations. In this training course, Jess Stratton shows how to get started with PowerPoint templates and themes or build a new presentation from scratch. She explains how to change the slide layout; add and edit text, images, charts, video, and animation; format slides for consistency; and add speaker notes and comments to ensure a smooth delivery. Explore strategies for creating inclusive and accessible presentations for users with disabilities. By the end of the course, you'll know how to use the PowerPoint tools and follow a few simple design rules to draw attention to your message and deliver a presentation that shines.

    Outlook 365 Essentials Microsoft Outlook—one of the most widely used email and calendaring apps in the world—boasts tools that can help you work as a team, track assignments, and collaborate more effectively. In this course, learn how to set up and manage email, calendars, and contacts in the Microsoft 365 version of Outlook. This beginner-level course with instructor Jess Stratton begins with a tour of the interface and shows how to connect a wide variety of email accounts to Outlook. Jess then shows how to quickly create, send, and read email and reduce your inbox clutter, create and share contacts, and stay on schedule with calendars and tasks. Also, find out how to make the most of Outlook's accessibility features, including features for users with disabilities as well as tools to help ensure accessibility in your emails and calendar invites.