LinkedIn Learning FAQ
Frequently asked questions about the University's LinkedIn Learning service.
LinkedIn Learning is free to staff and students at The University of Edinburgh. The University’s subscription to LinkedIn Learning is not available for students who have yet to matriculate (start at the University), or are alumni. More information on entitlement can be found on our About LinkedIn Learning webpage.
No. You can create and use your University LinkedIn Learning account without having a personal LinkedIn account, although, these can be connected for an improved user experience. See our Connecting your LinkedIn profile and Learning account webpage for more information.
To activate your LinkedIn Learning account, follow the instructions on our Account creation and service access webpage.
During the account creation stage, you will be asked if you would like to connect your personal LinkedIn account to your new LinkedIn Learning account. Connecting your accounts is completely optional but will give you an improved user experience including personalised course recommendations, access to live events, access to a Q&A forum for each course and access to LinkedIn Learning content directly from your LinkedIn account. To find out more about connecting your accounts, visit our Connecting your LinkedIn profile and Learning account webpage.
Our How to use LinkedIn Learning webpage contains a full video tutorial explaining how to use LinkedIn Learning, information on finding content via the University's People and Money system, sharing videos and courses with others, teaching with LinkedIn Learning, and using the mobile apps. We also run regular webinars and classroom-based training courses for staff and students. Further information about our training courses can be found on our LinkedIn Learning help and support webpage.
No. You have full control over sharing your LinkedIn Learning history and achievements to your personal LinkedIn Profile.
No. The University’s administrator will only be able to see your learning activities such as courses/videos you’ve viewed on your University of Edinburgh provided LinkedIn Learning account.
If you wish to disconnect your accounts, please follow the steps under the 'Disconnecting your accounts' section located at the bottom of our Connecting your LinkedIn profile and Learning account webpage.
Yes, but only for a limited period. As you prepare to leave the University, your account will begin moving through its account expiry process, whereby your account will move through 3 stages: expiry, suspension and finally deletion. During this period, you will still have access to University systems and services, including LinkedIn Learning, however, this access will be lost once your account is deleted. Prior to reaching the deletion stage of the process, we recommend you connect your LinkedIn Learning account to a personal LinkedIn account to ensure that your learning history is retained. Whilst you will no longer be able to access LinkedIn Learning content for free after your University account is deleted, you will have the option to sign up for a paid LinkedIn Learning account with your entire learning history maintained.
As the account expiry process varies for students (depending on your level of study) and staff, we recommend you refer to the University's Account Expiry Policy webpage to find out how long your expiry process will last.
If you require any help or support with accessing or using LinkedIn Learning, please follow the instructions on our LinkedIn Learning help and support webpage.
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Until recently, users on the Chinese Mainland were still able to access LinkedIn Learning when connected to a VPN, however, this is no longer the case. Please see this recent announcement from LinkedIn regarding access restrictions for users on the Chinese Mainland.
Yes. LinkedIn Learning courses you have already completed can be added to your People and Money account retrospectively. To do so, log into People and Money and open the Learning app. Search for the LinkedIn Learning course you have already completed (by title) and click on the Enroll button. Once you have enrolled on the course, it should (within a couple of minutes) show as 'completed'. The course should also be visible within the 'View Transcript' area of People and Money too.