The online learning and professional development platform used by faculty and staff at the University of Colorado will be upgraded in September when Lynda.com becomes LinkedIn Learning.
LinkedIn Learning retains the popular features of Lynda.com while providing a more personalized learning experience. These upgrades will help faculty and staff learn new skills or hone their current skills more easily. Despite the name change, all employees will still be able to connect to professional growth opportunities through their employee portal.
Faculty will be able to share courses and resources with CU students, as the upgrade extends access to LinkedIn Learning to students on all campuses. Supervisors will be able to create and share learning paths to promote employee learning.
âLinkedIn Learning enables our employees and students to move from professional development to career development and planning. Using the networking capability of LinkedIn with the enhanced learning of LinkedIn Learning is of great benefit to everyone, âsaid Janet Lowe, Director of Learning and Development at Employee Services.
LinkedIn Learning offers a more intuitive interface and more content recommendations while maintaining Lynda.com’s ever-growing course library, transcripts and exercise files of over 10,000 items. Whether you want to understand the basics of Microsoft Excel or master the basics of project management, LinkedIn Learning has the resources you need.
The upgrade also gives you 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 specialist course recommendations based on job title, skillset, and industry. You will receive digital course completion 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.