Learning and Development - Linkedin Learning (Online Learning)

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LINKEDIN LEARNING: Access learning on your mobile, laptop or PC, at any time, from anywhere. 

Find out everything you need to know here about our staff online learning platform Linkedin Learning (with Lynda.com content). Note that you do not need to have a Linkedin account to avail of this benefit. 

*LinkedIn Learning is available to all DCU Staff*

What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology and creative skills. It provides personalised course recommendations and is provided as a benefit to all DCU staff. 

  • World-class content: Linkedin Learning's library of 9,000+ digital courses are taught by industry experts and cover a wide range of business, creative and technical topics, from leadership 'soft skills' to design principles to programming. Dozens of video-based courses are added each week, teaching the leading-edge skills you need to stay current. Multiple languages are also offered, with courses in German, Spanish, Japanese and French. 
  • Data-driven personalisation: LinkedIn Learning creates personalised recommendations, so you as a learner can efficiently discover which courses are most relevant to your goals or job functions. Learning and Development are using LinkedIn insights to customise multi-course Learning Paths to meet your specific needs. 
  • Anytime, anywhere convenience: Linkedin Learning courses are broken into bite-sized segments that can be viewed anytime, on any device, online and off. Learning content is recommended throughout your LinkedIn experience, helping you easily discover relevant courses.
Access LinkedIn Learning

Who can access LinkedIn Learning?

All DCU staff - both academic and professional - have access to Linkedin Learning. If you haven't received an activation e-mail or you need your activation mail resent, please email learning.development@dcu.ie

Once you receive your email, use our easy login guide to set up. 

What equipment do I need to access LinkedIn Learning?

You can access the learning platform on your PC, laptop, ipad, or mobile. You can access the content at anytime, from anywhere.

How do I log in?

ISS have set up a Single Sign-on, so you don't need to remember another password. Once you have activated your account, this sign-on takes you directly to LinkedIn Learning.

Get started with LinkedIn Learning

Getting started with Linkedin couldn't be easier!

Use the Keyword search to get started straightway, by typing in the subject you're interested in. 

TIPS: We recommend this short guide, which provides some quick tips on How to Use LinkedIn Learning 

COURSE: To really get stuck in, you can even take a 25-minute Linkedin Learning course on how to get the best from the platform.

The course will help you to:

  • Find the right skills to learn
  • Create a learning game plan
  • Make your learning stick
  • Add certificates to your profile

BLOG:  The Learning Blog from LinkedIn

LinkedIn Learning publishes weekly posts highlighting courses and topics available on LinkedIn Learning on its Learning Blog. There are some excellent recommendations and tips for accelerating your learning.


You can also start with one of our recommended courses. 

Explore Learning Paths, Collections & Courses
We are currently developing Learning Paths and playlists that align with specific DCU job roles and functions. These paths will be accessible from this page.

What's a Learning Path? What's a Collection?

A learning path is a set of courses, videos, quizzes and practice sections intended to be viewed in a specific order - eg. Senior Management Basics.

collection is a curated set of courses/videos/paths that can be viewed in any order - Management Tools and Tips. Individuals can create and share playlists and organisations can assign playlists to team members to facilitate training



Courses:  List of L&D curated courses addressing key professional skills.



| Soft Skills for Higher Education

This learning path covers 'people skills' identified as essential for success in today’s workplace.

Courses have been selected to suit a university audience (academic, administrations, and support) across the following areas:

  • Communications
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Self Management
  • Planning and Organising
  • Technology
  • Learning and Innovating


| Creativity 

Do you want to generate ideas in greater quantity or quality? Would you like to view workplace challenges through a new lens and use structured approaches to problem solving? Would you like to drive your team towards more creativity with fun brainstroming techniques? Then explore our L&D collection of short courses

Microsoft Office

Learn how to use or deepen your knowledge of the MS OFFICE suite of applications. 

Leading through Coaching

Learn how to coach and develop your team with this collection of courses and videos.

Managing people - performance appraisal

Effective performance appraisal is a key part of managing others. This collection of courses and videos will help you to communicate effectively with diverse team members to ensure an effective performance appraisal.

Dealing with conflict

Everyone encounters conflict at some stage in their working lives. Watch this collection of Courses and Videos to gain some useful tips on how to manage conflict in our own lives.

Conflict management and resolution

This collection of courses and videos will pave your way to improving your own workplace relations and maximising performance in your team or section.


LinkedIn EXPERT Learning Paths

Ever thought of becoming a video editor or a digital marketeer? Or a data scientist? What about a Six Sigma Blank belt? Or even seriously improving your presentation skills?

Linkedin Learning provides it's own Learning Paths designed for you to focus on specfic skills, on the job. These paths have been carefully curated by experts.

Simply click Library on the top navigation bar to reveal the Library drop-down list. The Learning Paths associated with each area - Business, Creative, Technology - are listed on the right hand side: 

RECOMMENDED PATH: Master In-Demand Soft Skills 

Set yourself apart from the pack by getting the essential soft skills - abilities that help people interact effectively with others - that employers value most, from communication fundamentals and being a team player to advancing your critical thinking skills.

  • Build a solid process for achieving your goals and bouncing back from challenging situations.
  • Learn to communicate, listen, and work well with team members and peers.
  • Manage your time effectively, and think critically as a problem solver.

Get Support

Content Support: LinkedIn Learning is administered by the Learning and Development, HR. If you have any specific questions regarding content, please contact learning.development@dcu.ie.

Access / Technical Support: The best place to flag any access or technical issues is directly to the Linkedin Learning engineering team.

You can also get immediate live chat or callback support via that link. 

Your Data Privacy

When you sign up for LinkedIn Learning with your personal LinkedIn profile, we will receive your Profile Overview (e.g. name, email-address, current status, photo).

We will not have any access to any private activity from your personal LinkedIn profile.

If you decide not to connect your personal LinkedIn account, we will share your name, email-address and password with LinkedIn.

As with other services on LinkedIn.com, the Terms and Privacy Policy apply to your use of LinkedIn Learning.

If you do not agree to the Privacy Policy, please inform Learning and Development (Learning.development@dcu.ie), who will have your access to this resource removed.