The online learning and professional development platform used by University of Colorado faculty and staff will upgrade in September when Lynda.com becomes LinkedIn Learning.
LinkedIn Learning retains popular Lynda.com features while delivering a more personalized learning experience. These upgrades will help faculty and staff learn new skills or refine current skills with greater ease. Despite the name change, all employees still will be able to connect to professional growth opportunities through their employee portal, my.uccs.edu.
Faculty will be able to share courses and resources with CU students, as the upgrade extends LinkedIn Learning access to students on all campuses. Supervisors will be able to create and share learning paths to promote employee learning.
“LinkedIn Learning allows our employees and students to move beyond professional development to career development and planning,” said Janet Lowe, director of learning and development at Employee Services. “Using the networking capability of LinkedIn with the enhanced learning of LinkedIn Learning is a great benefit to all.”
LinkedIn Learning offers a more intuitive interface and more content recommendations while retaining Lynda.com’s ever-growing, 10,000-plus-item course library, transcripts and exercise files. Whether you want to understand Microsoft Excel basics or master the fundamentals of project management, LinkedIn Learning has the resources you need.
The upgrade also gives the option to connect your CU LinkedIn Learning account to your personal profile on LinkedIn, a career-networking platform. If you choose to link your accounts, it will provide a more personalized experience, with specialized course recommendations based on job title, skills and industry. You’ll receive digital course completions badges that can be added to your profiles as well as ways to discover relevant learning content through your LinkedIn feed. Set up your LinkedIn profile by following these instructions.