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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand learning solution designed to help learners gain new skills and advance their careers. LinkedIn Learning offers a customized learning experience that features instructional content relevant to the learner’s professional interests and goals.


If you have any questions, or are unable to resolve your issue, support can be received via the Service Desk.

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Active McMaster students, faculty and staff have free, unlimited access to video tutorials related to business, media and technology through LinkedIn Learning (Previously, a self-service training site.

All post-secondary students in Ontario have free access to LinkedIn Learning as part of the Government of Ontario’s Career KickStart strategy. Building on this opportunity, eCampusOntario, a not-for-profit corporation funded by the Government of Ontario, successfully negotiated with LinkedIn Learning to secure the same level of access for faculty and staff as students at publicly funded colleges and universities in Ontario.

Who can use this service:

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Continuing Education Students
  • Instructors
  • Faculty
  • Researchers
  • Staff

How much does it cost?

LinkedIn Learning is free for active McMaster students, faculty and staff.

Service Availability


How to get it

LinkedIn Learning customers get:

  • Unlimited access to video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics.
  • Personalized recommendations to explore the most in-demand skills based on their experience.
  • To learn from industry leaders, all in one place.
  • Convenient learning accessible from any desktop or mobile device.
  • Helpful resources like quizzes, exercise files and coding practice windows to reinforce learning.
  • Just-in-time training, as in-class courses may not be offered when you need them
  • Over 11,000 online courses to help you learn software, creative, IT, and business skills
  • Unlimited access to online courses available 24×7
  • Courses for all levels that cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more
  • Top experts who are passionate about teaching
  • Create and save lists of courses you want to watch, and share them with friends or colleagues

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, LinkedIn Learning provides access to all of the courses from the library that you know and love.

No, you do not need a LinkedIn profile to use LinkedIn Learning.

If you do have a LinkedIn profile, you are not obligated to connect it to your LinkedIn Learning account.

If you choose to connect your LinkedIn Learning account to your profile, McMaster University will not have access to any private activity from your personal LinkedIn account.

LinkedIn recommends connecting or creating a LinkedIn profile to receive enhanced product features (such as retaining course history even after you’ve left McMaster University) and more personalized content recommendations.

LinkedIn takes your privacy seriously, so only your basic information (e.g., name, job title, skills, photo) will be shared with McMaster University. McMaster University will not have access to any private activity from your personal LinkedIn account.

The activation link that you receive from LinkedIn Learning after the upgrade expired after 14 days.

Please activate your account using the UTS link provided above under the ‘How to Get it’ Tab.

You must activate your account within 1 year of the upgrade date for your individual learning data and history to carry over.

Please activate your account using the UTS link provided above under the ‘How to Get it’ Tab.

Log in using the link provided above under the ‘How to Get it’ Tab

If you are still having access issues, please reach out to LinkedIn Learning support using one of the following methods:

For issues with LinkedIn Learning course integration and administrative and report requests please contact:

UTS Service Desk

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Phone: 905-525-9140 x24357 (2HELP)
  • Location: Main Campus BSB Rm. 245
  • Self Service
  • Service Catalogue