LinkedIn Learning The University of Edinburgh Service Newsletter - August 2023


Welcome to the second edition of our monthly LinkedIn Learning newsletter. Here at The University of Edinburgh, we want to keep you up-to-date with all the latest developments with our LinkedIn Learning service. In this month's edition, you can view our service usage statistics and most popular courses for July. You'll also be introduced to five exciting brand-new courses, learn how LinkedIn Learning's Pathfinder can help you reach your career goals, and find out how you can learn on the go with the LinkedIn Learning mobile app.

An alternative format version of this newsletter and links to past editions can be found on the LinkedIn Learning newsletter section of our website.

Service Usage

Much like June, July is a quiet month at the University while staff and students enjoy a Summer break. Despite this, significant learning occurred, as shown by our July LinkedIn Learning usage stats.

  • 4,999 courses viewed
  • 23,563 videos viewed
  • 1,153 hours of content consumed
  • 59 mins average viewing duration per user


Our staff and students showed the most interest in these five LinkedIn Learning courses in July:

  1. Excel Essentials Training (Office 365)
  2. Statistics Foundations 1: The Basics
  3. Project Management Foundations
  4. Python Essential Training
  5. Learning Data Science: Tell Stories With Data

Linkedin Learning Pathfinder

LinkedIn's Pathfinder tool generates custom lists of LinkedIn Learning courses based on your career goals in the next six months. Whether you want a better work-life balance, growth in your current role, or a fresh start, simply tell Pathfinder what you're looking for and it'll do the rest.

After using Pathfinder, a LinkedIn Learning Learning Path will be generated for you, which includes carefully selected courses aimed at assisting you in achieving your objectives.

Learn on the go with downloads

The LinkedIn Learning mobile app is free and allows you to download courses and videos on most mobile devices. You can learn at your convenience, whether commuting, travelling, or enjoying the outdoors. Additionally, many of the courses in the library are available as audio courses, making LinkedIn Learning the perfect workout companion.

To get started, simply download the LinkedIn Learning app from the Google Play/App Store and sign into your account using your University credentials.


LinkedIn regularly run free webinars to help you get the most out of your personal LinkedIn account and LinkedIn Learning subscription. These live sessions cover topics like how to improve your LinkedIn profile, how to use LinkedIn Learning more effectively, and Q&A sessions on a wide range of other subjects.

These webinars usually last less than one hour and are worth registering for even if you cannot attend as you will receive a link to the recorded version, provided you have signed up prior to the session taking place.

We're here to support your learning journey

If you need help using LinkedIn Learning to improve your own skills, your team's skills, or your students' skills, please reach out to us. We'd be happy to talk with you about incorporating LinkedIn Learning materials into your staff's professional development or taught courses.