LinkedIn Learning

Important notes for former Lynda.com users:

Former Lynda.com users should have received a welcoming (activation) email that your Lynda.com account has been upgraded to LinkedIn Learning account. Check your mailbox and click the activation link in the email to activate your new LinkedIn Learning account immediately. If it is activated after March 2020, your personal learning history will not be transferred to LinkedIn Learning. For details, please see this guide.

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What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is widely known as one of the best online training libraries. It offers tens of thousands of expert-taught top-quality instructional videos on more than 13,000 courses for all skill levels that play on PCs, Macs and a variety of mobile devices 24/7. Starting Semester B 2016/17, the university has entered a license agreement with LinkedIn Learning that allows CityU staff and students to have access to a resource of updated and innovative online training content across academic disciplines to support their professional development and as curriculum resources. Its catalogue of courses covers a variety of topics, including those on computing, animation, accounting, architecture, business, engineering, etc. which are curricula offered in CityU. For the full course listing, please check out the LinkedIn Learning website at https://www.linkedin.com/learning/.

As these online courses are broken into bite-size tutorials (each 5-15 minutes long), users can select whichever topic they wish to learn instead of taking the entire course. LinkedIn Learning also provides closed captioning (subtitles) and searchable, time-coded transcripts which makes it easy for learners to follow through the content of the entire movie.  

Eligibilty

Current CityU students, faculty and staff

How can LinkedIn Learning support me?

  • Keeps you current on technology
  • Tracks your individual training progress
  • Inspires you to be more effective and productive
  • Lets you learn at your own pace—anytime, anywhere
  • Provides certificates of completion
  • Offers personal and professional development

How can I get the most out of LinkedIn Learning?

  • Set aside time every week for online training
  • Visit LinkedIn Learning regularly for a listing of new and updated courses
  • Watch the welcome video of a course to check out its training content
  • Use bookmarks to indicate favourite videos or courses
  • Create and share course collections
  • Download exercise files and practice applying knowledge as you go

How can I access LinkedIn Learning?

To access your CityU LinkedIn Learning account, click the above link and log in using your CityU EID and Active Directory (AD) password, just like you are logging into the staff or student LAN.

After you click "Login", you will be directed to the following screen:

If you do not wish the above information to be prompted every time you log into LinkedIn Learning, you may select Do not ask me again (as circled above) instead. After making your selection, click "Accept" to login. If you are accessing the learning account for the first time, a welcome screen will then appear. You will be asked to "Connect my LinkedIn account" or "Continue without LinkedIn". Select "Continue without LinkedIn" and you will be directed to your LinkedIn Learning home page.

Where to get help?

If you experience any access issues or have any questions about the service, please contact the Law & Reference Help Desk or email to lbinf@cityu.edu.hk. To learn more, please watch the How to Use LinkedIn Learning course.

Comments & Suggestions

Do let us know whether this learning resource is helpful to you. We welcome all feedback and comments that help us to improve and assess the value of this service. Please send them to lbinf@cityu.edu.hk.