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LinkedIn Learning

Starting February 13, 2024, Oberlin College faculty and staff will be able to access LinkedIn Learning content. LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand learning solution designed to help you gain new skills and advance your career. LinkedIn Learning is available at no cost to all active faculty and staff at Oberlin College.

LinkedIn Learning has a personalized approach, which sets it apart from other learning platforms. Leveraging data-driven insights from millions of professionals across the global LinkedIn network, you'll receive customized course recommendations tailored to your unique interests and career aspirations.

Access LinkedIn Learning via the link emailed to you to activate your institutional license. 

Follow the Quick Start Guide for additional assistance.

No. You will have the option to link your account if you do have a LinkedIn profile, but an account is not required.

While not required, linking your LinkedIn account allows for a more personalized experience based on your industry and profile and allows you to publish completion certificates to your account as well as any formal certifications completed via the LinkedIn Learning platform.

LinkedIn Learning Terminology

Video: Short micro-learning resources typically 2-10 minutes allowing you to get key learnings quickly.

Course: Focused instruction typically lasting 30 minutes to 1.5 hrs. Courses are made up of individual videos and can be start and stopped as needed.

Learning Path: Curated courses and/or videos focused on a broader topic for learners to explore in a sequential order.

Collection: Curated courses and videos on a broader topic for learners to explore in any order

Use this guide to get a brief overview of navigating LinkedIn Learning.

Feel free to navigate the extensive library of topics offered by LinkedIn Learning! We recommend considering the following:

  • Set your learning goals
  • Find related content
  • Check with your supervisor for recommendations
  • Check out Oberlin College's recommended Learning Path, Collections, and Content

Integrating LinkedIn Learning into Oberlin College's educational framework presents exclusive benefits for faculty and staff members. LinkedIn Learning serves as a valuable resource for professional development tailored to the unique needs of educators and administrators. Through an array of online courses, faculty and staff can enhance their knowledge on various topics, refine leadership skills, and stay abreast of emerging trends in their respective fields.

By leveraging LinkedIn Learning, Oberlin College empowers its faculty and staff to hone the skills essential for their roles, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the institution. Through curated content designed by industry experts, Oberlin College employees can enrich their professional skills, while administrators can refine their management techniques, ultimately enhancing the overall quality of the educational experience. Furthermore, LinkedIn Learning serves as a catalyst for personal growth, enabling faculty and staff to explore new interests and broaden their horizons beyond their immediate professional responsibilities. Through the strategic integration of LinkedIn Learning, Oberlin College cultivates a community of lifelong learners committed to excellence and adaptability in an ever-evolving academic landscape.

Please reach out to if you have any questions as they relate to LinkedIn Learning.