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What is LinkedIn Learning?

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
  2. Click the ‘Staff’ link under ‘Further Info’ at the bottom of the page to access the staff portal
  3. Select Sign In from the top-right corner then enter your University of Worcester staff credentials when prompted.
  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.

Duration: 1 hour 43 minutes

Skills: Computer literacy

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.

Duration: 2 hours 28 minutes

Skills: Computer literacy, MacOS

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.

Duration: 24 minutes

Skills: Microsoft Office

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.

Duration: 2 hours 36 minutes

Skills: Microsoft Word

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.

Duration: 2 hours 32 minutes

Skills: Microsoft PowerPoint

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.

Duration: 2 hours 21 minutes

Skills: Microsoft Teams

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.

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Skills: Microsoft Teams

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.

Outlook Essential Training (Microsoft 365)

Microsoft Outlook—one of the most widely used email and calendaring apps in the world—boasts tools that can help you work as a team, track assignments, and collaborate more effectively. In this course, learn how to set up and manage email, calendars, and contacts in the Microsoft 365 version of Outlook. This beginner-level course with instructor Jess Stratton begins with a tour of the interface and shows how to connect a wide variety of email accounts to Outlook. Jess then shows how to quickly create, send, and read email and reduce your inbox clutter, create and share contacts, and stay on schedule with calendars and tasks. She also goes over how to make the most of Outlook’s accessibility features, including features for users with disabilities as well as tools to help ensure accessibility in your emails and calendar invites. Plus, Jess introduces using Microsoft Copilot with Outlook.

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.

SharePoint Online Essential Training: The Basics

In this course, Gini von Courter demonstrates the essential skills you need to work with SharePoint Online. Gini covers essential features such as log in, navigation, use of team and communication sites, editing and coauthoring documents, working with lists, integration with Microsoft 365, and document storage. She begins with basics like logging in and using the start page, then jumps into navigation, permissions, editing your profile, searching in SharePoint Online, posting news, and much more. Gini walks you through using the document library in SharePoint Online, as well as opening, editing, and saving a document. She shows you how to manage documents, view versions, share files, and more. Gini goes over how to use list apps in SharePoint, then finishes up with useful advice on integrating SharePoint Online with Teams and Outlook.

SharePoint Online Essential Training: Beyond the Basics

Interested in taking your SharePoint Online skills to the next level? If so, then this course is for you. Here, instructor Gini von Courter breezes past basic concepts, focusing instead on techniques that can help power users and site owners leverage the intermediate and advanced features of SharePoint Online. Gini steps through how to create a site, apply a logo and theme, and associate a site with a hub. She shows how to work with list apps, including how to edit a list form using PowerApps. She also demonstrates how to add the Microsoft Teams experience to a SharePoint site, as well as leverage the other tools in the Microsoft Power platform—Power Automate and Power BI—to further extend the capabilities of this powerful collaboration software. Discover how to customize page layouts and web parts, work with permissions, and more.

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.

Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes

Skills: Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Planner Essential Training

Learn how to stay organized and manage projects with Microsoft Planner, a planning and project management app for Microsoft 365. Follow along with David Rivers as he shows how to get things done in Planner, from creating new plans and setting due dates to updating a project’s status and sharing files with team members. Plus, see how to switch over to Microsoft Teams from Planner and create new teams based on existing plans. Learn how to work more efficiently and stay focused on what’s important by using Microsoft Planner for your next project.

Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes

Skills: Microsoft Planner

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.

Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes

Skills: Microsoft Bookings

Microsoft Power Automate Essential Training

If you are looking to streamline repetitive tasks and processes, you can use Microsoft Power Automate to automate actions across email, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and a variety of other productivity and social media platforms. In this course, Bill Kulterman teaches you what you need to know to start using Power Automate and implement either existing or new processes. He shows you a variety of flows you can create to work smarter, including automatically adding and removing files from SharePoint based on emails sent, converting Word docs to PDFs, tracking working hours using the Power Automate mobile app, and more. After this course, you’ll be ready to start automating business processes in your own workflow.

Power BI Essential Training

Discover how to quickly glean insights from your data using Power BI. This formidable set of business analytics tools—which includes the Power BI service, Power BI Desktop, and Power BI Mobile—can help you more effectively create and share impactful visualizations with others in your organization. In this course, Gini von Courter helps you get started with this powerful toolset. Gini begins by covering the web-based Power BI service, explaining how to import data, create visualizations, and arrange those visualizations into reports. She discusses how to pin visualizations to dashboards for sharing, as well as how to ask questions about your data with Power BI Q&A. She also provides coverage of Power BI Mobile and shows how to use the data modeling capabilities in Power BI Desktop.

Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes

Skills: Power BI

Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud Crash Course

Have you ever wondered what all the Adobe Creative Cloud apps do? This course is for you. Explore everything the Creative Cloud has to offer and discover the best features in each tool. Focus on the areas that interest you or watch the entire course to get a strong foundation on the complete Adobe toolset. There’s something here for every creative pro. Instructor Paul Trani spotlights the apps for design and illustration, photography, video, 3D, animation, web design, and user experience. Plus, learn how to showcase your work online using Adobe services such as Behance and Portfolio.

Learning Adobe Creative Cloud

With Adobe Creative Cloud, you can access the entire collection of Adobe software, including powerhouse design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects. The subscription model provides new purchase options as well as instant access to software updates. In this introductory course, explore all the suite has to offer. Instructor Chad Chelius explains how to sign up for Creative Cloud and install programs and updates. He shows how to upload, download, and manage files in the cloud, and reviews the sharing and collaboration workflow. Then he demonstrates how to store and share reusable assets in CC Libraries. Finally, he shows how to use the Creative Cloud and other Adobe mobile apps to take your work anywhere your creativity leads.

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