LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is not available in China. Instructors are encouraged not to use the service for required course material.

About this service

University of Waterloo faculty, staff and students can access web-based training from LinkedIn Learning using their username and password. Limited access is available to new graduates and alumni. This training complements IST's IT Professional Development (ITPD) program. For example, you may want to learn Microsoft Excel in a lab setting through the ITPD program and then learn more advanced features as you need them through LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning is also an excellent resource to learn about the new features in an application.

What LinkedIn Learning offers

  • Just-in-time training, as in-class courses may not be offered when you need them

  • Over 13,000 online courses to help you learn software, creative, IT, and business skills

  • Unlimited access to online courses available 24x7

  • Courses for all levels that cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more

  • Top experts who are passionate about teaching

  • Watch from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Switch back and forth as you choose

  • Create and save lists of courses you want to watch, and share them with friends or colleagues

  • Content Mapping service (learn more below)

Content Mapping

  • A free service provided by LinkedIn, their staff will select relevant videos and training based on a topic, skills, or competencies you provide in the mapping document.

  • Complete the Content Mapping spreadsheet (file below) and submit to, who will submit to the LinkedIn Learning team on your behalf.

  • The turnaround time for this service is approximately 2-3 weeks.

  • Need a hand? Check out the LinkedIn Learning LinkedIn Learning help centre


Who can use this service

  • Students

  • Graduate Students

  • Instructors

  • Faculty

  • Researchers

  • Staff

  • Alumni

How to request this service

Employees and students


Support for this service

Submit a request using the IST general request form



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