Learning Resources - LinkedIn Learning
"We will create an environment where all employees are enabled to take responsibility for improving their own development."
Queen’s University is offering access to LinkedIn Learning – an exciting online learning resource for staff. This will complement our current range of face-to-face opportunities and add to our on-demand learning resources.
In order to complete the sign up form, you will be asked to log into Office 365 with your staff number and network password. Please note that Google Chrome is the most compatiable broswer for LinkedIn Learning. Contact Staff Learning if you have any questions about requesting access.
With more than 13,000 expert-led, online courses and video tutorials – and more added every week – LinkedIn Learning is designed for all levels of learners and is available whenever you choose to learn. You can access this resource by logging in with your Queen’s email or through the LinkedIn Learning app, where you can view courses via your mobile device.You can choose whether or not to connect a LinkedIn profile.
The topics range from business skills, personal and professional development, IT/digital skills to education, leadership and many more. The resources comprise high quality video learning resources plus downloadable exercises and workbooks. LinkedIn Learning uses subject matter experts to produce content that is being used by businesses (including many Universities), as well as individuals all over the world. The resource is being extended and improved continually with new material being added every month.
Implementing LinkedIn Learning for Staff
In support of the People and Culture strategy, Queen’s is committed to improving the employee experience, supporting development, enhancing performance and enabling staff to take ownership of their career and personal development. LinkedIn Learning was trialled during the 2018-19 academic year. Access is now available to any staff member who wishes to use the resource.
Watch a course covering search tools, course recommendations, Learning Paths, transcripts, mobile apps and more.
How to use LinkedIn Learning
After you complete the request form, you will receive an e mail inviting you to join or login to the resource. This will contain further instructions on what to do. You must use your Queen’s e mail to access the resource. There will be additional information to help you use and access the resource including some recommended learning and some topics to get you started.
LinkedIn Learning Tips for Staff
- Visit regularly – make self-learning a daily or weekly habit. Commit time in your own schedule for your learning and development.
- Type ‘tips weekly’ in the search bar to find a range of topics which are updated each week: Management, Communication, Teaching, Office 365, Admin Skills and many more.
- Use the Queen’s recommendations – collections of learning content identified as a starting point grouped on specific topics
- Get personalised recommendations. Explore courses based on your experience, LinkedIn profile and preferences you select.
- Learn anytime, from anywhere. Download courses to your mobile device to view on the go while you're on¬line. Start a course on a desktop device and continue learning on your smartphone. Bookmark courses on your phone and watch them on your computer.
- Discover bite-size learning. All LinkedIn Learning courses are broken into short videos, so you can focus on a key topic of interest. Microlearning, or watching small snippets of longer courses, helps you gain knowledge across numerous subjects. Dedicate 10 minutes each day to learning something new.
- Find the right path for you. LinkedIn Learning offers dozens of Learning Paths, or series of courses in which industry experts teach valuable career knowledge and skills.
- Discuss your personal development priorities with your line manager, or as part of the new approach to Personal Development Review with your Reviewer. LinkedIn learning might support your personal learning priorities or career development.
LinkedIn Learning Tips for Managers
- With access to LinkedIn Learning, there are new resources to help you and your team learn the skills necessary for their roles and future development.
- Encourage employees to take a fresh look at their existing skills and professional expertise.
- Stretch those who are keen to learn and grow their career.
- Open up new areas of knowledge for team members seeking to build their career in Queen’s University.
- Become familiar with this resource yourself and use LinkedIn Learning for your own learning and development.
- Encourage and remind your team about LinkedIn Learning at team and 1:1 meetings, also consider how this can support your personal development review (PDR) conversations with colleagues.
- Encourage staff to take responsibility for their learning and career development.
- Provide feedback to the Learning and Development team about this resource. How can we make this investment a success?
Recommended Learning Collections
Collections are an essential tool for organising LinkedIn Learning courses and tracking progress. These can help to narrow your search from within the extensive resource library. There are recommend learning collections available to build the following skills: Management and Leadership, IT Skills, administration, Line Manager and personal effectiveness.
View via the links below or alternatively when you log in, go to ‘From Your Organisation’ for quick access.
Remote Working - Setting yourself up for Success
This collections aims to support more effective remote working. Discover how to be productive and stay connected when working from home or elsewhere.
Leading and Managing Remotely
This collection aims to assist you in managing, motivating and encouraging staff to be productive and stay connected when working from home or remotely.
Researcher Skills - Personal Effectiveness
This LinkedIn Learning collection is primarily collated with researchers in mind, but there may be elements which are relevant to all roles and for career development.