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LinkedIn Learning offers more educational and professional-development opportunities for Roadrunners. Here’s what you need to know.

By Matt Griswold and Rebecca Reid

July 15, 2019

LinkedIn Learning logo with content on blue field.Metropolitan State University of Denver faculty and staff have a new source for learning and professional development: LinkedIn Learning.

LinkedIn acquired MSU Denver’s previous professional-development source,, in 2015, and the LinkedIn Learning platform now offers more than 13,000 business, technology and creative courses.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. How to log in

LinkedIn Learning is accessible via the Faculty and Staff Hub under “Teaching & Learning,” and the single-sign-on process has not changed. Those with an existing LinkedIn profile can connect that profile with their LinkedIn Learning activity. Linking is not necessary but does offer a more customized experience. Based on user-selected interests and skills, the program will recommend courses and learning paths, and expertise badges and certifications will be added to your profile as you progress. Find more information on the MSU Denver Learning & Development SharePoint site

2. Who has access

All faculty and staff have full access to the LinkedIn Learning platform. Additionally, access will expand to include students and alumni starting in the first weeks of the fall semester.

3. What’s available

LinkedIn Learning is full of skill- and career-development resources, and new trainings are added regularly. The company aims to debut 50 new offerings a week, focusing on project management, software development, leadership and more. Examples of learning paths include “Work Smarter With Microsoft 365” and “Advance Your Skills as a Manager.” For students, “Improve Your Organizational Skills,” “Become a Successful Job Hunter” and “Master In-Demand Professional Soft Skills” will be available.

4. Privacy is paramount

Faculty and staff can advertise their LinkedIn Learning activity on their personal pages, including courses completed, badges earned, etc. However, the University will not have access to employees’ personal pages, and only an employee’s name, title and general information will be visible to the University. Learn more about the LinkedIn Learning trust and privacy policy.

5. The LinkedIn Learning planning team needs your help

LinkedIn Learning implementation will roll out more broadly over the 2019-20 academic year, and opportunities for academic-, career- and skill-development student programming are emerging. To learn more or share ideas, please email the Online Learning office.

Topics: Learning and development

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