LinkedIn Learning (LIL) is an online, self-paced learning platform that offers video courses and learning paths (including all of the content from to help you increase your technology, creative, and business skills. LIL analyzes the latest in industry trends, job postings, and user activity to ensure their content is accurate, relevant, and up-to-date.

In this article, you will learn how to set up your account, navigate the interface, and share content. In addition, you will learn how to link your LinkedIn profile in order to add completed courses and share your achievements with your network.

Do you teach courses? Then be sure to share the LinkedIn Learning Quick Start Guide for Students [contextual link to article] with your classes so they can access everything that LinkedIn Learning has to offer to start building the skills they need to succeed


Log In and Set Up Your Account

  1. Go to:
  2. Click the log in button in upper right.
  3. Log in to your Penn State Web Access Account (ie: abc123), if necessary.
  4. Choose one of the options on the Welcome pop up that appears:
    1. Connect my Linkedin Account
      • ​​Follow the prompts to connect your account.
    2. Continue without LinkedIn
      Figure 1: Choose if you want to connect your LinkedIn account
  5. Click Sounds Good on the Welcome to LinkedIn Learning Page.
  6. Choose topics of interest on the following pages to receive content recommendations.
    NOTE: you can choose to do this later by clicking "I'm not sure yet."

Navigate the LinkedIn Learning Interface

The navigation bar at the top of the screen is always displayed and provides the following navigation options:

Figure 2: The LinkedIn Learning Navigation Bar

  1. Click the LinkedIn Learning logo at any time to return to your Home page.
  2. Click the Browse icon to view a drop-down menu of LIL topics in categories like Business, Creative, or Technology.
  3. Use the Search field to enter keywords and search LIL for courses and content matching your search term. The Search field also provides suggestions matching your search terms as you enter them.
  4. Click the Home icon at any time to return to your Home page.
  5. Click the My Learning icon to see all the content you have viewed, saved, or completed. Find your In progress, and Saved content, along with your Collections, and Learning History. Each tab displays a number after its title to indicate how many items are on that tab, if any. Adjust your Skills and interests here, as well.
  6. Click the Me icon to access your account settings, My Learning content, and your LinkedIn profile (if connected).
  7. Click the EN icon to change the LIL content language to one of seven different languages.
  8. The Penn State logo accesses courses, collections, and other resources From Your Organization.


Update Links

If you were a user and shared or saved video, course, or playlist links, you must replace them with new LinkedIn Learning links. Additionally, after the upgrade, Lynda links will no longer direct users to specific videos and will instead take them to the course overview page in the corresponding course.

NOTE: All Lynda links were re-directed to LinkedIn Learning links on December 31st, 2019. To avoid broken links, replace any Lynda links with LinkedIn Learning.


Goodbye Playlists, Hello Collections

Collections are lists of courses and videos and have the same functionality as playlists in Lynda.  If you created playlists in Lynda, they will automatically migrate to LinkedIn Learning as collections. Be sure to update any shared or saved Lynda links to LinkedIn Learning. For more information about creating collections, see the KB article LinkedIn Learning: Create a Collection.


Share Content

LIL makes it easy to share content and collections with others. You can share content via link, embed code, or via your LinkedIn network. See the articles below for directions:


Additional Resources

For more details about using LinkedIn Learning, visit the LinkedIn Learning: Learning Path

If you work with students, consider sharing the LinkedIn Learning: Quick Start Guide for Students


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