In August, UW-Madison upgraded from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning, which combines the same high-quality content and learning experience from Lynda.com with an improved recommendation system powered by insights from the millions of professionals on LinkedIn. In addition, students and staff can connect their LinkedIn profiles to display completed courses and receive course suggestions based on their profession and interests.
Learners will need a UW-Madison NetID and a LinkedIn Learning account to access the resource. Learners who do not have an existing LinkedIn profile or who would prefer not to link their personal account can choose to create a separate LinkedIn Learning account the first time they log in LinkedIn Learning. If a learner has an existing personal profile on LinkedIn, they can choose to connect it to the LinkedIn Learning subscription when they login. In addition to enabling more personalized recommendations, this allows their LinkedIn profile to be automatically updated with courses completed.
When Lynda.com launched over 20 years ago, it was known mostly as a resource for learning specific software. Now the constantly expanding list of 14,000 courses covers a wide spectrum of topics and are categorized into the following three libraries:
- Creativity: This library covers a diverse range of topics, including CAD, graphic design, UX, video, photography, 3D, audio and music, architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing and more.
- Technology: Courses cover security, cloud computing, full-stack web development, DevOps, networking, data science, AI, and more.
- Business: Courses help learners be more productive with business software and technology, improve communication, make better decisions, manage conflict, and lead others through times of change.
In addition to receiving recommendations, learners can search for courses using filters for levels of expertise, video length and software. Log in and start searching LinkedIn Learning courses.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about setting up and using a LinkedIn Learning account. If you have additional questions, please contact the DoIT Help Desk by phone at 608.264.4357, email at email@example.com and chat at helpdesk.wisc.edu.
Software Training for Students (STS) also offers in-person technology workshops and one-on-one consultations for UW-Madison students. In addition, STS works with instructors and student organizations to create custom technology workshops.