Introducing LinkedIn Learning

Introducing LinkedIn Learning

By Life@TheU

Introducing LinkedIn Learning

By Life@TheU
Microsoft upgraded—a video-based, online learning website—to a new educational platform, LinkedIn Learning.

If you’ve ever taken a course on you can expect things to look a little different as of June 21. Microsoft officially upgraded to LinkedIn Learning, a new tool offering a fresh, easy-to-use interface, and a range of new features and content while still providing the same course material. During the transition, all user data, including viewing history, course completions, and playlists, were migrated to the new platform. 

LinkedIn Learning offers the same great content you’ve come to know and love from, but now with added social statistics for each course. You’ll be able to see not only reviews from fellow professionals, but also their roles and companies to keep you up-to-date with what folks in your field are learning. Additionally, the Q&A section in each course offers a space to interact with the content creators and the LinkedIn community. Every course features an easy-to-navigate list of skills covered in the lesson, which helps filter the types of courses you may be interested in taking. 

From learning tips on how to be a better manager, to foundations of business analytics, and even basics on customer service, there is a course for you. Choose a subject, a program, or a learning path and get started today. We’ve rounded up our top three basic-level LinkedIn Learning courses to help get you started. 

Impromptu Speaking | Length: 22m 24s
Learn why impromptu speaking is so critical to your career, how to use key structural elements to craft a strong impromptu statement, and what to do when you have no time to prepare. This course also covers how to handle special circumstances, such as when you're drawing a blank or dealing with a technical question.

Learning to Be Approachable | Length: 28m 12s
No one wants to go through life feeling misunderstood. If you are worried you have a reputation for being unapproachable, there are ways to change that perception without changing your personality. Personal branding expert Dorie Clark helps you first determine whether you are sending signals that might be off-putting to others—whether through body language or some other kind of communication.

Critical Thinking | Length: 1h 6m
In this course, leadership trainer and expert Mike Figliuolo outlines a series of techniques to help you develop your critical thinking skills. He reveals how to define the problem you're trying to solve and then provides a number of critical thinking tools, such as blowing up the business, asking the five whys and the seven so whats, exploring the 80/20 rule, and more. He also provides guidance on how to develop this skill among your whole team.


Do I need to connect my personal LinkedIn profile?
You are NOT required to connect your personal LinkedIn profile to your UM account. You will still use your UM credentials to log in. You can choose to connect it later through your privacy settings so you can access courses that are tailored to you.

How do I use LinkedIn Learning?
To find out more about LinkedIn Learning and the new features available, watch how to use LinkedIn Learning. You might also find gaining skills with LinkedIn Learning of interest. 

I’ve shared a link on a page before, will it still be active?
If you have shared links to any courses, these will be redirected to a course in LinkedIn Learning for one year. You will need to provide a direct link to replace this after that time.

What happens if I connect my personal LinkedIn profile?
UM will only have access to view your LinkedIn profile photo. No other piece of information from your LinkedIn profile will be shared. For more details, check out the privacy information for LinkedIn Learning Learners.

Connecting your personal LinkedIn profile you will allow you to get more prompts to engage in learning, through LinkedIn Learning recommendations within your LinkedIn profile; more personalized content recommendations based on what your contacts and people with similar interests and roles are watching; and more insights into learning trends, including what LinkedIn influencers and thought leaders are recommending.

For more information, review LinkedIn Learning's FAQs. For questions, contact the UMIT Service Desk at 305-284-6565 or