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What is LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (previously is a website that offers training in programmes, applications, business and much more. Each course is delivered by an expert in the subject and is broken down into a series of short videos that are easy to follow. Completing a course in LinkedIn Learning gives you a certification which you can post onto your LinkedIn profile.


Creating a LinkedIn Learning account

To create a LinkedIn Learning account, whether you were a previous user or not, follow the guidance below:

PDF guide to creating an account


Logging into LinkedIn Learning

To login to LinkedIn Learning after setting up your account please follow the link below:

  1. To log in, click Sign In at the top right of the page.
  2. Select Sign in with your organisation account.
  3. In the email address box, enter
  4. Log in with your SHU username and password
  5. If you have connected your LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning accounts, you may also be prompted to log in using you personal LinkedIn username and password.


How to use LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn have produced a short PDF guide which demonstrates some of the key features you can use to make the most out of LinkedIn Learning.

View the support guide here.


LinkedIn Learning App

You can also download the LinkedIn Learning App on your Android or Apple devices.


Connecting your LinkedIn account

When creating a LinkedIn Learning account you can optionally connect your LinkedIn profile, which adds the following features:

  • LinkedIn Learning suggests the most relevant courses for the skills known to be important to a given job function or role based on the data and insights of over 500 million members of
  • You can publish the completed course certificates that you have gained onto your personal LinkedIn account as evidence of your professional development.
  • You can rest assured that only your learning data will be shared with the university. No other data from your LinkedIn profile will be accessible or shared.

If you want to set up a free LinkedIn account to get access to these features click here

For more support with your LinkedIn profile you can book an appointment with Careers on UniHub.


Need help?

For technical support for LinkedIn Learning contact IT Help

For support in using LinkedIn Learning contact Library Help

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