Information Services

Sharing LinkedIn Learning content

Information on how to share LinkedIn Learning videos, courses, Collections and Learning Paths.

From time to time you may wish to share LinkedIn Learning content with other members of the University community. To do so, log into your LinkedIn Learning account and then follow the steps below.

Sharing a LinkedIn Learning video 

To obtain a sharing link for a LinkedIn video:

  1. Within LinkedIn Learning, open the video you wish to share
  2. Hover over the video player and click on the Share button (right-pointing arrow) located at the top-right of the player
  3. From the list of sharing options, choose Link
  4. Check the 'Share current video' option and click on the blue Copy button.
  5. Once the green "Link copied to clipboard." message appears, the link has been copied and can be shared with your audience. 

Please note that recipients will be required to have an active LinkedIn Learning account in order to view the video. Staff and students can create their free LinkedIn Learning accounts using the steps outlined on our Account creation and service access webpage.

Sharing a LinkedIn Learning course

To obtain a sharing link for a LinkedIn course:

  1. Within LinkedIn Learning, open the course you wish to share. It doesn't matter which video you have open as long as it is from the course you will be sharing
  2. Hover over the video player and click on the Share button (right-pointing arrow) located at the top-right of the player
  3. From the list of sharing options, choose Link
  4. Check the 'Share this course' option and click on the blue Copy button.
  5. Once the green "Link copied to clipboard." message appears, the link has been copied and can be shared with your audience. 

Please note that recipients will be required to have an active LinkedIn Learning account in order to view the course. Staff and students can create their free LinkedIn Learning accounts using the steps outlined on our Account creation and service access webpage.

Sharing a Collection

To share a LinkedIn Learning Collection:

  1. Click on the Me option from the top menu bar and choose Collections
  2. Locate the Collection you wish to share and click on the Share button
  3. Choose an audience to share your Collection with from the 'Shared with' options. We recommend 'The University of Edinburgh'
  4. Click Copy to copy your Collection link
  5. Share the copied link. Recipients will be required to have an active LinkedIn Learning account in order to view the course. Staff and students can create their free LinkedIn Learning accounts using the steps outlined on our Account creation and service access webpage.

Note: To make your Collection hidden again, choose 'Only visible to you' from the 'Shared with' options

Video: Sharing a LinkedIn Learning Collection
Video on Media Hopper Replay showing users how to share video collections.

You can also view the above video on Media Hopper Create.

Sharing a Learning Path

To share a LinkedIn Learning Path:

  1. Open the Learning Path within LinkedIn Learning
  2. Position the cursor at the very end of the URL in the browser address bar and click
  3. Type the following code to the very end of the URL: &auth=true
  4. Select the full URL, right-click and choose Copy
  5. Share the video link as you normally would

Adding the '&auth=true' in step 3 is an important part of the process as this will automatically direct the user to a page asking them to enter their email address then University credentials to get logged into LinkedIn Learning and view the content.

Video: Sharing a LinkedIn Learning Learning Path
This video details how to generate a sharing link for a LinkedIn Learning Learning Path.

You can also view the above video on Media Hopper Create.