The University of Guelph’s partnership with LinkedIn Learning comes to an end this August. As of September 1, U of G students, staff and faculty will no longer have free access to the LinkedIn Learning library. After that date, you can continue to access the platform by creating a personal account.
In 2018, the Ontario government introduced a pilot project that provided all 44 Ontario universities and colleges with free access to Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning). When the provincial program concluded in 2020, U of G chose to independently renew its partnership with LinkedIn Learning. That partnership concludes this August.
Next steps for LinkedIn Learning users:
- To download your Learning History, go to the My Learning tab at the top of your account and click Learning History. Beside each course, there is a More dropdown menu where you can download your certificates. If your LinkedIn profile is connected to your LinkedIn Learning account, you can add your Learning History for each course to your profile through the More dropdown menu.
- If you have connected your LinkedIn Learning account to a LinkedIn profile and you decide to create a personal account, your learning history will remain connected to you and can be transferred to your personal account.
- If you have not connected your LinkedIn Learning account to your LinkedIn profile, you will not have access to your learning history.
U of G’s OpenEd department offers many degree and non-degree courses for those seeking continued learning opportunities. The McLaughlin Library also provides a variety of workshops to help build academic skills. Additional development opportunities are available for staff and faculty through Human Resources’ Learning and Development team.