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UPDATE: Current license expiring September 21, 2021

For the past three years, Ryerson faculty, instructors, students and staff have had full access to LinkedIn Learning through a Ministry of Colleges and Universities license administered by eCampusOntario. The ministry license will expire on September 21, 2020.

Ryerson University has purchase a one-year campus-wide license. Faculties may consider purchasing access in the future.

The Library is also available to assist faculty and instructors in evaluating and selecting alternative resources. Among the resources available in the library, O’Reilly For Higher Education may be of help to some faculty members. Though not a full replacement, the IT training videos on O'Reilly mirror some of the LinkedIn Learning content. Some of the features are shown here on the O’Reilly website, external link.

For assistance or more information on the library's resources, please contact your subject liaison librarian or Electronic Resources Librarian, Lei Jin (, Electronic Resources Acquisition Librarian. becomes LinkedIn Learning

Ryerson University was upgraded from to LinkedIn Learning on July 30, 2019. All faculty, staff, and students have access to the same library content with the added benefits of the expanded LinkedIn community. Courses and videos are personalized towards on-demand career skills and encourage engagement through additional features such as InMail, access to who's viewed their profile, and competitive insights on other job applicants.

New Look, same content

LinkedIn Learning offers 100% of the same library content in a new, industry driven platform to help you build professional skills across a vast range of job functions.

“Playlists” are now “Collections”

Collections are great for sharing learning goal oriented courses and videos. Browse through collections curated by other industry professionals or create your own collections to watch later. 

Still has the D2L Brightspace integration

  • It is easy to access LinkedIn Learning from a D2L course shell with Single Sign On (SSO), using your Ryerson credentials, but you cannot track students' progress on their LinkedIn Learning activities.

Account migrated

  • Your learning history, account info and certifications will be migrated to LinkedIn Learning.
  • You can link/unlink your LinkedIn profile at any time
  • It is optional for you whether to connect your Ryerson LinkedIn Learning account to your personal LinkedIn profile if you have one.

What happens if I connect to my LinkedIn profile?

  • You will first login using your Ryerson credentials through either or D2L Brightspace, and then login again using your LinkedIn credentials
  • Notifications from LinkedIn Learning with recommendations appearing within your LinkedIn profile
  • More personalised content recommendations based on what your contacts and people with similar interests and roles are watching
  • More insights into learning trends, what LinkedIn influencers and thought leaders are recommending etc.
  • Please keep in mind that you are not required to connect your personal LinkedIn profile to your Ryerson LinkedIn Learning account.

Ryerson will only see your LinkedIn profile photo. We won’t have access to any other information from your LinkedIn profile. For more details please Privacy Information, external link and User Agreement (Term), external link for LinkedIn Learning Learners.

Get started

Overview of LinkedIn Learning including user entitlement, details of the service and potential uses within the University.

Get Support

Contact the Computing and Communications Help Desk or LinkedIn Learning for support.


These sample playlists provide ideas for how others are using LinkedIn Learning videos in Ontario.

Ryerson Experience

Hear from our students and faculty on how they use LinkedIn Learning in their courses.


By accessing and using LinkedIn Learning via Ryerson’s portal and authentication system,, LinkedIn Learning creates and maintains your account under your Ryerson email address (

Applications in Ontario's Higher ED

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Each of the cases in this book reflect a range of approaches and perspectives of using video-based resources to increase learner engagement.