Learn New Skills — Live! — with LinkedIn Learning Instructors

woman standing at her desk watching a LinkedIn Learning video tutorial

Online learning continues to surge globally and virtual events are the new norm, especially on LinkedIn.

To help you continue your learning journey and build the skills most relevant to you, check out these upcoming LinkedIn Live events hosted by our expert LinkedIn Learning instructors. 

Whether you tune in live or after the fact, these virtual events are a great way to strengthen a current skill or learn a new one. Plus, it’s an opportunity to connect directly with subject matter experts. 

12/1, 12 pm EST: Write and Record Your First Podcast Episode with Danny Ozment

  • Learn the crucial information you should share in your first episode and how to record your first episode. Plus, learn more in Danny’s course, Producing Podcasts.

12/1, 1 pm EST: Getting Clear On Your Values with  Kim Kaupe and guest Darrah Brustein

  • Darrah’s philosophy: design your life, build a business to fund it, and a network to support it.  I can’t wait to dive in and ask her more about how her values guide her business.  Plus, learn more in Kim’s course, LinkedIn Creator Mode.

12/1, 8 pm EST: Communicating to Lead High-Performing Teams with  Jessica Chen and guest Hamilton Chan

12/2, 1 pm EST: Getting Started with Evaluating Training with Jeff Toister

  • Discover straightforward training evaluation techniques you can implement immediately. Plus, learn more in Jeff’s most popular course, Customer Service Foundations.

12/2, 2 pm EST: Make Sleep Your Productivity Superpower with Paula Rizzo and guest Julia Wright

12/3, 2 pm EST: Creator Conversations: Setting Boundaries at Work with Cassandra Worthy and Erin Shrimpton

12/3, 12:30 pm EST: How can legislation support making supply chains sustainable? with Michael Boyle

  • Tune in to ask any questions and hear opinions on supply chain sustainability. Plus, learn more from Michael in his course, Learning Program Management.

12/7, 12 pm EST: Getting Comfortable with Discomfort During Discussions of Race and Racism with Dana Brownlee and guest Andy Horning

12/8, 9 am EST: Mindful Money Mastery with Aimee Bateman and Talia Loderick

12/10, 10 am EST: Plan For the New Year: The One Workshop You Absolutely Need! with Khaulat Ayomide Abdulhakeem

  • Tune in to get ahead of planning your career in the new year, and not just plan but set realistic goals that are achievable. Plus, learn more in Khaulat’s course, Reinforcement Learning Foundations.

12/14, 10 am EST: 4  Leadership Behaviors that Build Trust with Marlene Chism

  • Join us to learn unintentional trustbusters and how to identify behaviors that might be limiting your effectiveness, plus the four behaviors that if practiced consistently help you rebuild or increase trust. Plus, learn more in Marlene’s course, Having Difficult Conversations.

12/15, 3 pm EST: Overcoming Communication Hurdles with Tatiana Kolovou

  • We were all were given directives as children that may still hinder our communication skills, tune in to learn strategies for overcoming them. Plus, learn more in Tatiana’s course,  Starting a Memorable Conversation.

Need help with LinkedIn Learning? Contact the ITS Information Desk at 540.458.4357 (HELP), email help@wlu.edu, or stop by the ITS Information Desk on the Main Level of Leyburn Library!

Boost Business, Technology, and Creative Skills with Video Courses from LinkedIn Learning

An online learning resource for the W&L community

With W&L’s campus subscription to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com), current faculty, staff, and students have unlimited access to a vast online library of thousands of video tutorials at no cost.

LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning virtual training resource with a digital library of over 16,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics. These expert-led courses are designed to refine and develop professional skills, teach new software, and explore other areas for those exploring career growth and personal development.

LinkedIn Learning courses are self-paced, so you’re able to learn and develop in-demand skills to achieve both personal and professional goals when it suits you. Courses range from less than five minutes to several hours long and can be accessed on any electronic device, anywhere.

Watch a 3 minute video to answer a quick question, gain skills or knowledge through a short course, or pursue a learning path of several courses for deeper growth at https://go.wlu.edu/learn.

Need help with LinkedIn Learning? Contact the ITS Information Desk at help@wlu.edu ,call 540.458.4357 (HELP), or stop by the the Main Level of Leyburn Library.

 

 

LinkedIn Learning: Coronavirus and Learners Working From Home – Suggested Courses

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Due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak, many organizations are taking precautions regarding the health and safety of their employees.  LinkedIn Learning has recommended topics related to successfully managing change and working remotely. 

Here’s a list of LinkedIn Learning courses (you must sign in with your W&L credentials) you can leverage to help in this admittedly crazy climate if you are impacted:

Need help accessing LinkedIn Learning? Contact the ITS Information Desk at 540.458.4357 (HELP) or email help@wlu.edu.

Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands

3 New Courses in LinkedIn Learning That I Need to Watch!

Wow! Each week, LinkedIn Learning offers a plethora of new skills to learn. Here are three videos from this week’s 44 new additions that I’ll be watching!

iOS 13 and iPadOS: iPhone and iPad New Features 

screenshot of LinkedIn Learning video, iOS 13 and iPadOS: iPhone and iPad New Features

Explore new features of iOS 13, including improvements to existing apps including Reminders, Health, and Photos, and discover features completely new to the iPhone and iPad, including Dark Mode, QuickPath typing, and the ability to attach external storage devices. Instructor Garrick Chow covers ways to remove location data from your photos before sharing, and new, easier ways to share and manage files. Find out about unique features of iPadOS, including Slide Over and Split View, and the ability to use a Bluetooth mouse with your iPad.

Illustrator Quick Tips

screenshot from LinkedIn Learning video, Illustrator Quick Tips

This collection of quick Adobe Illustrator videos is designed to show you workarounds, demonstrate helpful tricks, and explain useful features. Explore how to change the shape of text, use a single tool to create beautiful ranges of color, and distort shapes and drawings. Find out how to quickly build simple shapes, add arrowheads to lines, and more.

Women Transforming Tech: Breaking Bias 

screenshot from LinkedIn Learning course, Women Transforming Tech: Breaking Bias

Break into the tech industry by breaking bias. Learn skills to level the playing field, gain visibility, build a network, pick the right projects, and pave the way for change. The Women Transforming Tech series is focused on helping women interested in working in and staying in the tech industry. In this short course, Lori Mackenzie, a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business and executive director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, explains what women can do to break implicit and explicit bias and come out ahead. Using these tips, you can start your career off strong—and transform the tech industry from the inside out.

Buh-bye, Lynda! Hello, LinkedIn Learning!

The upgrade to LinkedIn Learning is now complete! Your Lynda.com account — assuming you had one — has been upgraded and your data moved to Linkedin Learning.

Now, all you have to do is activate your account. There are two ways to do this!

#1: Click the activation link in the learner activation email you receive.

First: Activate your LinkedIn Learning account by clicking the link in the confirmation email you’ll receive once the upgrade is complete.

Second: Connect your LinkedIn account (optional) or create a separate Learning account.

Third: When you choose to connect your LinkedIn account,  you’ll be prompted to log into LinkedIn, or you can create a LinkedIn account if you don’t have one.

Fourth: Click accept to complete the process of connecting your LinkedIn account to your LinkedIn Learning account.

#2: Click activation link in learner experience on Lynda.com when are you signed in to Lynda.com.

If you didn’t have a Lynda account, you can still have access to LinkedIn Learning. Email Helen MacDermott to request an invite.

Need help? Contact the ITS Information Desk at help@wlu.edu or call 540.458.4357.