UO becomes a LinkedIn Learning campus, offers new services

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The Office of Human Resources, in partnership with the University Career Center in the Division of Student Life, have launched LinkedIn Learning to expand professional development, training and learning opportunities for faculty members, staff and students.

The University of Oregon is now a LinkedIn Learning campus, and supervisors and employees can begin using LinkedIn Learning right away. Over the next few months, HR will continue working with units and departments across campus to expand use of the new digital learning platform.

Students also have immediate access to LinkedIn Learning. This fall, the University Career Center will promote content specifically for students in support of their education and professional goals.

“This is an exciting development for the UO community because LinkedIn Learning exponentially expands the professional growth opportunities available to UO employees, while also presenting a unique opportunity for supervisors to engage employees in their work in a new way,” said Mark Schmelz, chief human resources officer. “LinkedIn Learning is also an effective and safe solution for employees to access professional and personal development opportunities while working in a remote environment, which supports our current needs and prepares us for the future.”

LinkedIn Learning compliments on-the-job training by providing unlimited access to video presentations, expert instructors, online courses and an extensive library of resources on countless subjects to help users grow their knowledge and skills. The content library has more than 8,000 courses taught in seven languages. They offer robust learning paths and thousands of bite-sized videos for learning “in the moment.”

The system provides learning recommendations based on experience and individual use. The training and resources are self-directed and can be accessed from any desktop or mobile device.

“The personalized experience LinkedIn Learning offers lets employees focus on resources that interest them the most,” said Tiffany Lundy, learning and development manager. “It also allows employees to access professional and personal development opportunities at their own pace from any location. Whether they are working on campus or remotely, learning is only a click away.”

LinkedIn Learning also presents an opportunity for supervisors to support and engage employees in new ways. Together, they can set continuous learning goals to enhance job performance and promote professional growth. Informed, knowledgeable and empowered employees are more invested in their job and engaged with their supervisors and in their day-to-day work, Schmelz said.

Employees can create their account using their DuckID and password to get started. They can also connect their learning account with their LinkedIn profile, if desired.

Visit the HR website for more information about LinkedIn Learning, including login instructions, a virtual tour and frequently asked questions.