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LinkedIn Learning FAQs

Is LinkedIn Learning free?

For you - yes! The University of Manchester has made LinkedIn Learning available to DSE staff for FREE. For non-University of Manchester staff subscriptions cost £250 annually.

Can I use LinkedIn Learning off-campus?

Yes. LinkedIn Learning can be accessed from anywhere in the world on your PC, tablet or mobile. You can even use LinkedIn Learning outside of work to explore your own interests. LinkedIn Learning offers a range of creative courses - you might want to take up singing, learn to draw or master the guitar!

How do I create my LinkedIn Learning account?

You can set up an account via the University’s Learning and Development service.

What should I do if I cannot log in to LinkedIn Learning or need support?

You can find help and support on the LinkedIn Learning website.

How can I plan time to use LinkedIn Learning?

All of the courses can be taken a step at the time, and you never have to commit to completing a course in one go. You can even skip parts that aren’t relevant to you. LinkedIn Learning will remember where you got to and you can pick up where you left off!

For advice on how to get the most from LinkedIn Learning, see some top tips from DSE colleagues here.

Will my line manager approve of me using LinkedIn Learning during the working day?

LinkedIn Learning provides a great opportunity for you to focus on your personal learning and development. Talk to your line manager about using LinkedIn Learning to develop your skills. You could even make taking a specific course part of your PDR.

I’ve never taken an online course before, how does it work?

Online learning can be done anywhere and taken at your own pace. Read our short guide to getting started.

There are so many courses! Where should I start?

One of the great things about LinkedIn learning is you can dip in and out and see what appeals to you. When you first sign up you can fill in your interests and LinkedIn learning will suggest some potential courses. It can also be useful to type your job role into the search bar and see what comes up. Access more top tips and some curated choices suggested by DSE colleagues.

Do I need to use LinkedIn to use LinkedIn learning?

No you don’t need to use LinkedIn, Linkedin Learning is a separate service. If you do use LinkedIn and would like to connect your account, you can do this at any time. At the time of activation, you will be given the option to connect your LinkedIn profile to your LinkedIn Learning account.

By linking your LinkedIn Learning account to your profile, you will receive personalised content recommendations based on your LinkedIn profile information. If you don't want to connect your accounts during sign up you can always do this at a later date.

Should I link my LinkedIn Profile to my LinkedIn Learning account?

You don’t have to, but there are benefits to doing so. By linking your LinkedIn Learning account to your profile, you will receive personalised content recommendations based on your LinkedIn profile information.

If I connect my LinkedIn profile to my LinkedIn Learning account will my learning activity automatically be published to it?

No, you have full control over what parts of your LinkedIn Learning history you want to share with your personal LinkedIn Profile.

Will the University's LinkedIn Learning administrator have access to view the activity on my personal LinkedIn account?

No. The University’s administrator will only be able to see your learning activities such as courses or videos you’ve viewed on your University of Manchester LinkedIn Learning account. For further information on how your information is used, please visit Privacy Information for LinkedIn Learning Learners.

I have already bought a Linkedin Learning account; what should I do?

Once your University LinkedIn Learning account has been activated, you should contact LinkedIn Learning directly to discuss closing your personal account and moving any learning history over.