Seattle University is excited to offer a new online professional development tool to all faculty and staff by partnering with LinkedIn Learning (with Lynda.com content) beginning September 2019.
Course topics range from business, technology, and creative.
Courses are taught by real-world practitioners and experts located across the globe.
Many courses are available in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Mandarin, and Brazilian Portuguese.
Learners can access new materials weekly in categories such as business, technology, or creative.
Each public library has a limited number of licenses. So, once the available number of licenses are used, the next person who logs onto the system will get rejected. Also, the free Lynda.com license through the library does not give SU control over when our faculty/staff can have access to the library of content, whereas LinkedIn Learning would be available to faculty/staff at their discretion, 24/7.
SU is able through LinkedIn Learning to integrate single sign-on and EngageSU integration and tied to faculty and staff EngageSU dashboards. Lynda.com through the library cannot be accessed in this manner.
LinkedIn Learning has been purchased as a professional development tool. It is optional and can be used to support your individual career development discussions and goals.
Since the cost for licenses is based on headcount, the initial pilot has only been purchased for faculty and staff. There is discussion to add student access to LinkedIn Learning at a later date.
Faculty and staff can access LinkedIn Learning immediately.
Campus-wide communication is being planned for the month of October through an initial official HR communication, campus announcements, a desk drop event, HR page splash, new hire information, and a LinkedIn Learning representative will be present at the benefits fair on October 31st. We will continue communications and events about LinkedIn Learning into 2020, so look for more promotional events to come that encourage and support LinkedIn Learning usage.
Seattle University’s philosophy on Professional Development is that it begins with a dialogue between you and your manager about career development and goal setting. Following that philosophy access to take courses on LinkedIn Learning during work hours, or as paid time, is based on the following guidelines: