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What is LinkedIn Learning?

Please note: LinkedIn Learning has replaced Lynda.com

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform owned by LinkedIn that is used to help staff learn business, software, technology and creative skills through guided videos and tutorials.

It is a particularly useful tool for those staff who feel they would like to improve their skills in Microsoft applications, including, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The Online training videos range from beginner and basic learning to advanced use of applications dependent on the training need.

How do I access LinkedIn Learning?

You will need a LinkedIn account in order to gain access to the LinkedIn Learning platform. For information about creating a LinkedIn account, please see their support pages.

  1. Go to www.worcester.ac.uk
  2. Click the ‘Staff’ link under ‘Further Info’ at the bottom of the page.
  3. Log into the University of Worcester staff portal using your staff credentials.
  4. Click the LinkedIn Learning link on the staff portal.
  5. You’ll be advised that LinkedIn Learning is connected to your LinkedIn profile, enter your LinkedIn password to continue.
  6. Once you’ve connected your LinkedIn account you’ll be able to access training content and post your completed courses on your profile.

Recommended courses

We have collated a range of LinkedIn Learning courses to help you improve and develop your IT skills. Please browse the courses below for more information:

Computer skills

Working with Computers and Devices

Technology has become intertwined with nearly every aspect of our lives. Many tasks like applying for jobs or shopping for clothes have become digitized. And in the new world of work, basic digital literacy can help job seekers unlock new opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about computers but aren’t sure how to get started, then this course is for you. Join senior staff instructor Garrick Chow as he covers the basics of working with devices like computers, tablets, and smartphones. Using jargon-free language, he demystifies unfamiliar concepts and helps to solidify what you already knew.

Learn about the different hardware parts that make up a computer. Explore the fundamentals of working with operating systems and applications, as well as how to keep your computer secure. Plus, learn how to work with essential productivity programs like word processors and spreadsheet tools. Follow along and learn the technical skills you need to succeed in our digital world.

Computer literacy for Windows 10

Having basic computer skills is a significant asset in today’s modern world. Computers keep us connected to family and friends and help us do our jobs. Learn how to use a computer comfortably, while improving learning and productivity.

This course focuses on the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and offers a thorough, jargon-free introduction to computers, files and folders, networks, and peripherals like printers and keyboards. Garrick Chows also covers basic skills for working with software applications, the Internet, and email.

Computer literacy for Mac

In this course, Garrick Chow walks through the skills necessary to use Mac computers comfortably, while improving learning, productivity, and performance. This course focuses on Mac hardware and the macOS operating system, offering a thorough introduction to computers, networks, and computer peripherals such as printers, Bluetooth devices, and more. In addition, basic procedures with software applications, the internet, and email are covered.


Office 365

Microsoft Office: First steps

The Microsoft Office suite boasts a fleet of industry-leading software programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In this short course, get a general introduction to what Office has to offer. Instructor Nick Brazzi goes over the different versions of Office, as well as how to tell which version you’re using. He provides a tour of the Office interface, shares keyboard shortcuts that work across the Office suite, and offers guidance on when to use the web-based and mobile versions of Office apps. Nick also points out helpful courses in the LinkedIn Learning library that can help you get up to speed with Office, regardless of your experience level.

Word Essential Training

Learn how to create, edit, format, and share documents with ease using the Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) version of Word. Follow along with David Rivers as he shows all the essential features of this powerful tool.

This course covers how to edit and format text to create a stylish document with instant purpose; create numbered and bulleted lists; work with columns and tables; add images to your documents; collaborate on documents with your team; and share documents via OneDrive and email. Plus, discover how to use the proofing tools in Word to check spelling and grammar, punch up your resume using Resume Assistant, and more.

PowerPoint Essential Training

You don’t have to be a designer to create a great-looking presentation. Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) to quickly create, edit, and share professional-looking presentations.

In this training course, Jess Stratton shows how to get started with PowerPoint templates and themes or build a new presentation from scratch. She explains how to change the slide layout; add and edit text, images, charts, video, and animation; format slides for consistency; and add speaker notes and comments to ensure a smooth delivery. Plus, discover how to collaborate on changes and share presentations with others. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to use the PowerPoint tools and follow a few simple design rules to draw attention to your message and deliver a presentation that shines.

Excel Essential Training

Get up to speed with Microsoft Excel, the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. Follow along with Excel expert Dennis Taylor as he demonstrates how to efficiently manage and analyze data with this powerful program.

Learn how to enter and organize data, perform calculations with simple functions, and format the appearance of rows, columns, cells, and data. Other lessons cover how to work with multiple worksheets, build charts and PivotTables, sort and filter data, use the printing capabilities of Excel, and more.


Microsoft 365

Microsoft Teams Essential Training

Discover the core features of Microsoft Teams and see how you can bring together colleagues, create conversations and content, and collaborate more effectively. Author Nick Brazzi walks you through the essentials of using Teams, starting with basic setup, creating new teams, and joining existing teams.

Nick covers organizing teams and members and shows how to conduct conversations. He explains how to create scheduled meetings or initiate impromptu meetings inside Teams, and demonstrates file sharing. Finally, Nick walks you through customizing user settings, and explains how to use Teams on mobile devices.

Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks

Microsoft Teams is becoming a go-to tool for collaborating at work. Within Teams, individuals with the team owner role have access to controls and settings for team management that are not available to typical users or team members. In this short course, Nick Brazzi covers what you need to know to create and manage teams and channels in Microsoft Teams.

Nick starts by showing how to create public, private, and org-wide teams, as well as how to set up tags that allow users to target messages to specific people. Next, he walks through the particulars of managing team members, including how to make other members team owners and remove people from a team. He also demonstrates how to manage team options and permissions, including how to use channel moderation to control who is allowed to make posts. To wrap up, Nick goes over tools for team owners in the Teams mobile app.

Using Microsoft Teams and Outlook Together: Maximizing Productivity

Over 75 million people now use Microsoft Teams every day. The increasing number of people using Teams has changed the way users work with Outlook—one of the world’s most popular desktop email clients—for communication, scheduling, and general collaboration. In this course, discover how to use these two programs together in the right balance to increase collaboration and maximize productivity. Learn about managing calendars, creating meetings and appointments, and the features of private and group chats. Explore the overlapping tools provided in both programs and which type of communication is best accomplished with each application.

OneDrive for Business Essential Training

Get started with OneDrive for Business, the cloud-based file management system included with Microsoft Office. Follow along with Jess Stratton as she shows how to use OneDrive for Business to keep files organized and accessible.

Covering both the desktop client app and the browser version of OneDrive for Business, this course shows how to upload, copy, delete, and download files and folders, and integrate with Office Online. Jess demonstrates how to share files using OneDrive and how to work on files collaboratively with colleagues.

Microsoft Forms Essential Training

Learn how to create surveys and quizzes quickly and easily with Microsoft Forms, which comes bundled in the Office 365 suite. Curt Frye begins by showing how to create a basic survey, including how to add different question types—multiple choice, open-ended text, rating, and more—add ranking options, and allow for file uploads.

Next, Curt steps through creating quizzes, including adding quiz questions, assigning point values to questions, and adjusting quiz options. Once you’ve learned to create a basic survey or quiz, you can learn how to edit forms, share them with other users, adjust themes, and preview how your form will look on different platforms. Finally, Curt shows how to view and analyze your results.

Microsoft Forms Quick Tips

Want to quickly build and share forms, polls, and quizzes using Microsoft Forms? Tune into this course to get bite-sized tips from an expert—Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft MVP Heather Severino. Heather steps through how to build and organize a brand-new form, including how to configure rating scale questions, create a file upload field, reposition questions, add sections, and apply a theme.

She also goes over how to invite others to respond to your form, as well as how to share a form for collaboration in Microsoft Teams. Plus, get tips on how to manage forms and work on group forms that grant multiple individuals editing capabilities.

Learning Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream is a powerful tool within Office 365 that allows you to create, organize, and share videos with others in your organization. In this course, Gini von Courter shows how to get started using Microsoft Stream. Gini steps through how to create and view content in Stream, including how to upload videos and edit autogenerated captions. She also shares how to organize your content and share videos with your colleagues.

Microsoft Bookings Essential Training

This course covers everything you need to begin booking appointments with ease. Instructor David Rivers begins by walking through how to set up your business offerings and public calendar. David then shows how to create and manage your customer and staff lists, set scheduling policies, and assign staff to open appointment dates and times. He also covers how to manage your bookings from a mobile device.


Other software

Camtasia 2020 Essential Training: The Basics

Get started with Camtasia 2020, a complete elearning and screencast creation suite that allows you to capture and edit video, create interactive experiences, and publish elearning assets. In this course, Chris Mattia takes you through the basics of creating compelling video content with this go-to tool. He steps through how to create software-based training and slides-based training, as well as edit video footage and audio. He also shows how to refine your projects with annotations and transitions and back up and share projects. Plus, get tips for more successful recordings, from using a teleprompter app to handling mistakes like a pro.

SPSS Statistics Essential Training

SPSS Statistics is a statistics and data analysis program for businesses, governments, research institutes, and academic organizations. In this course, Barton Poulson takes a practical, visual, and non-mathematical approach to SPSS Statistics, explaining how to use the popular program to analyze data in ways that are difficult or impossible in spreadsheets, but which don’t require you to master programming languages like Python or R. From importing spreadsheets, to making data visualizations, to calculating descriptive statistics, Barton covers all the basics, with an emphasis on clarity, interpretation, communicability, and application. This course is ideal for first-time researchers and those who want to make the most of data in their professional and academic work.

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