Online Tutorials - How to Use LinkedIn Learning


Introduction

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform for professional development and skills training. Virginia Tech provides free LinkedIn Learning access to all active affiliates - faculty, staff, and students. 

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Instructions

Background

LinkedIn Learning for professional development 

Faculty, staff, and students can take any LinkedIn Learning course or learning pathways they want.

Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) gives credit for LinkedIn Learning as part of their Computer Refresh Program.

LinkedIn Learning in Canvas 

Instructors can integrate LinkedIn Learning content with Canvas course sites in three ways:

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Logging into LinkedIn Learning

  1. Go to Virginia Tech's LinkedIn Learning portal.
  2. Enter your VT email address and click Continue

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  3. Click Continue to Virginia Tech to sign in with SSO.

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    1. If you've linked your LinkedIn account to LinkedIn Learning, you will be prompted to enter your LinkedIn account password at this time, which is a separate login from your Virginia Tech SSO credentials. If you don't remember your LinkedIn password, click the Forgot password? link.

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  4. Sign in with your PID and PID password and follow any 2-factor authentication prompts. 

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  5. The first time you log in, click Accept in the Consent to Release Your Data window. Your privacy is protected.
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Linking your LinkedIn account (optional)

If you have a LinkedIn account, you may be prompted to link it to your Virginia Tech LinkedIn Learning account. 

To link your accounts:

  1. On the LinkedIn Learning website, click on your profile icon to access the menu, then Settings.

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  2. Click Connect my account.

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  3. Enter the email and password for your LinkedIn account.
    • You may have used a non-VT email address.
    • Your password is separate from your VT PID and PID password.

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  4. Click Accept and continue as [your first name] to confirm your identity

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  5. You will be prompted to answer questions about yourself. Click Sounds good and proceed through the questions. 

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  6. When you're done answering questions, you'll go to the LinkedIn Learning dashboard, where you can search for tutorials and view your learning history. 

Note that many VT affiliates have LinkedIn accounts using a non-VT email address.

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Using LinkedIn Learning in Canvas

Instructors can use LinkedIn Learning content with Canvas course sites in three ways:

  1. Link to LinkedIn Learning content from Canvas tools that use the Rich Content Editor or External URL links. 
  2. Create LinkedIn Learning assignments, graded or ungraded, that require students complete a video or course.
  3. Create LinkedIn Learning module items.

Link to LinkedIn Learning URLs from any Canvas tool that uses the Rich Content Editor or External URL linking to bring students to the LinkedIn Learning content. Student work in LinkedIn Learning will not be automatically graded in Canvas, but you can ask students to send you their LinkedIn Learning certificates of completion. To automatically pass back grades to Canvas, consider setup a Canvas Assignment instead.

Some examples include:

To add a LinkedIn Learning course, Learning Path, or video URL to Canvas tools using the Rich Content Editor. See: 

To embed LinkedIn Learning videos in Canvas' Rich Content Editor:

  1. In a Canvas tool in your course, open the Rich Content Editor.
  2. Click on Apps icon and choose LinkedIn Learning. You may need to click on View All to select it from the list.



  3. A new pop up window will open where you can search for LinkedIn Learning content.
  4. Click Add on the course you want to select.



  5. Click Confirm when you're done with your selections to return back to the Rich Content Editor.

To add LinkedIn Learning URLs to Modules as item type External URL. See: 

To add LinkedIn Learning content to the Course Navigation Menu using the Redirect Tool. See: 

If you'd like your students to send you certificates of completion, show them: 

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Creating LinkedIn Learning Assignments

Require students complete a course or video to receive assignment credit. You can also set ungraded assignments. 

Instructors add a LinkedIn Learning tutorial to Canvas as an External Tool Assignment or Module or by using the Rich Content Editor in Assignment. If students complete the LinkedIn Learning tutorial via the External Tool, they will receive full credit in Canvas Grades

Create assignments
  1. Create a new Assignment in Canvas and fill out the Assignment Name, Description, Points, Assignment Group, and Display Grade as fields.
  2. For Submission Type, click on External Tool, then Find.
  3. In the Configure External Tool window, click on LinkedIn Learning from the list of tools.
  4. A new pop up window will open where you can search for LinkedIn Learning content.
  5. Once you find the content, click Add on the course or video you want to add to the assignment.
  6. Click Confirm at the bottom of the LinkedIn Learning window when you're done with your selection to return back to the Configure External Tool window.
  7. Confirm that the LinkedIn Learning URL is added to the URL field and that Load in a new tab is checked and click Select.
  8. Configure the rest of the settings for the assignment and click Save or Save & Publish if you're ready to publish the assignment.

If a student's grade does not appear, have them send you a certificate of completion instead. 

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Creating LinkedIn Learning module items

Add a course or video as an item in a Canvas module. You can publish, lock content, and set requirements like any other module item. Learning Paths won't work as External Tool module items, but you can still link to them as External URL type module items.   

Add module items
  1. In the LinkedIn Learning portal, locate the content that you would like students to watch and note the URL.
  2. In Canvas, go to Modules and click + next to the module you want to add the course or video to.
  3. On the Add drop-down list, click External Tool.
  4. Scroll down and click LinkedIn Learning LTI 1.3 and click Add Item



  5. Back in Modules, click on the three dots, then Edit to configure the LinkedIn Learning item. 



  6. Paste the Title of the LinkedIn Learning course and the LinkedIn Learning URL in Title and URL respectively.
  7. Click Load in a new tab. LinkedIn Learning content cannot be displayed inside of the module, then click Update

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  8. Test by clicking the Module item and then the button to launch the LinkedIn Tutorial. If it doesn't launch correctly:
    • Make sure you checked Load in a new tab
    • Check your Launch URL for spaces or other issues. 

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Completing LinkedIn Learning Assignments (for Students)

  1. Open the LinkedIn Learning assignment in Canvas.
  2. Complete the entire LinkedIn Learning video or course, including any chapter quizzes and course exams. 
    • If you score below 70%, you can retake an exam. 
    • You must complete the video or course to get credit. 
  3. When you're done, check your grade.

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Getting Help

I can't log in 

  1. Make sure you're logging in to Virginia Tech's LinkedIn Learning portal with your PID and PID password. 
  2. Try logging into another Virginia Tech system to make sure your PID login is working. 
  3. If you linked your Virginia Tech LinkedIn Learning account with a non-VT LinkedIn account, you must log into BOTH accounts to access VT LinkedIn Learning. 
  4. If you still can't log in, go to the 4Help Portal, log in, and click Get Help

I'm asked to pay

  1. If you're prompted to pay or start a free trial, make sure you're logging into Virginia Tech's LinkedIn Learning portal with your PID and PID password, and not another LinkedIn account. 
  2. If you linked your Virginia Tech LinkedIn Learning account with a non-VT LinkedIn account, you must log into BOTH accounts to access VT LinkedIn Learning. 
  3. If you're still being asked to pay, go to the 4Help Portal, log in, and click Get Help

I need help using LinkedIn Learning

For issues using the LinkedIn Learning website: 

  1. See How to Use LinkedIn Learning.
  2. Contact LinkedIn Learning.

I can't add a LinkedIn Learning assignment or module item to Canvas

  1. See Canvas' instructions for: 
  2. Click Help on any Canvas screen for a list of their 24-7 support options. 
  3. Go to the 4Help Portal, log in, and click Get Help

If the links still don't work:

  1. Click Help on any Canvas screen for a list of their 24-7 support options. 
  2. Go to the 4Help Portal, log in, and click Get Help

Assignment grades for LinkedIn Learning aren't appearing

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