Online Learning with LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning - Limitless Learning, Limitless Possibilities
Want to learn something new or enhance your technology, business and creative skills?
LinkedIn Learning is an online library that teaches the latest software tools, business and creative skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognised industry experts.
All students and staff at Trinity College Dublin have full, free, and unlimited access to all the online tutorials at lil.tcd.ie.
Thousands of your peers and colleagues are using LinkedIn Learning to learn new skills as part of their academic, vocational and personal interests. You can join them right now.
You can view an introduction to LinkedIn Learning below:
Sign in using a Laptop or Desktop
Go to lil.tcd.ie and enter your Trinity username & password.
Please see list of supported browsers.
Sign in using the LinkedIn Learning app* for iOS & Android
- Open the LinkedIn Learning app and tap the Sign-in with my Organisation button.
- Enter tcd.ie in the field where it asks for Organisation’s Name or Domain.
- Tap Continue when you see the Trinity logo displayed
- Enter your Trinity username and password Or select your username from the list provided and enter your password.
- Tap Sign-in
* Download and install the LinkedIn Learning app from the relevant app store.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is LinkedIn Learning?
LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. With more than 5,000 courses and personalized recommendations, you can discover, complete, and track courses related to your field and interests. You can also choose to add these courses and related skills to your LinkedIn profile once you've completed them. To further enhance your learning experience, many of our courses come equipped with exercise files and assessments, and transcripts for the video. You can also use LinkedIn Learning to provide feedback to courses, and view and download videos offline.
Where did Lynda go?
LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com a few years ago and they decided to phase out the Lynda.com brand and migrate everything over to the new LinkedIn Learning. Lynda retired from Trinity on August 27th, 2019. Any Lynda playlists you have created should have migrated over to LinkedIn Learning and will now be known as Personal Collections, found under the “Me” link at the top of the LinkedIn Learning home page.
Do I need to have a LinkedIn account to use LinkedIn Learning?
No – you “Sign-in” to LinkedIn Learning, via lil.tcd.ie, and use your usual Trinity IT account username and password.
Is my data protected in LinkedIn Learning?
LinkedIn processes your personal data on behalf of Trinity only for the provision of LinkedIn Learning Services. There is no connection or transfer between LinkedIn Learning and LinkedIn.com of Trinity staff or student data. You will find full information in the LinkedIn Data Privacy Statement on this webpage.
Who do I contact if I’m having problems with using LinkedIn Learning?
LinkedIn Learning Data Privacy Statement
Trinity College has allowed access to LinkedIn Learning via Single Sign-on, which is an identity management service that enables access to services that are provided by third parties for Trinity staff and students using their Trinity IT account credentials. Only on login to lil.tcd.ie (LinkedIn Learning) does any data transfer from Trinity to Linkedin Learning.
Data Controller and Data Processor
Trinity College Dublin is the Data Controller of your personal data and your personal data will be shared with, and processed by, LinkedIn in order to provide you with the LinkedIn Learning service.
LinkedIn (Data Processor) processes your personal data on behalf of Trinity (Data Controller) for Trinity staff & students, in the following ways:
- Trinity staff & students who logged into Lynda.com prior to 26th August 2019
For Trinity staff and students who used Lynda.com (predecessor service to LinkedIn Learning) their Lynda.com accounts have been migrated to LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn only processes the data for the provision of LinkedIn Learning Services.
- Trinity staff & students who log into LinkedIn Learning from 27th August 2019
Data will be processed only for Trinity users (Staff & Students) who login to LinkedIn Learning on release of this new service. Only on first login to lil.tcd.ie is an "account" for a Trinity staff member or a student created with LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn only processes the data for the provision of LinkedIn Learning Services.
For both scenarios Trinity have released to Lynda.com (predecessor service to LinkedIn Learning) or LinkedIn the following items of information for each Trinity staff & student member who is migrated or who first logs into LinkedIn Learning:
- Email Address @tcd.ie
- Affiliation with Trinity – Staff or Student
- First Name
There is specifically no connection between LinkedIn Learning and LinkedIn.com for Trinity staff or student data.
LinkedIn User Agreement and Data Privacy
The LinkedIn User Agreement is available at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/user-agreement
LinkedIn will collect and use the following details for the LinkedIn Learning service: Email Address @tcd.ie; Affiliation with Trinity – Staff or Student; First Name; Surname; IP Address; Saved Courses; Skills Followed; Playlists; Learning History; Notes and Assessments. For Trinity staff with Administration permissions, it also includes Recommendation History and Usage Reporting.
LinkedIn Learning services require data to flow outside the EU. To help ensure an adequate level of protection for EU personal data when it is transferred outside the EU, as of July 18, 2017, LinkedIn certified to the US Department of Commerce its adherence to the EU-US Privacy Shield framework for the protection of LinkedIn’s customers' personal data. Further details are available at: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/62533/eu-data-transfers
Additional security practices that LinkedIn follow for all their products is available at the following: https://security.linkedin.com/our-security-practices & https://security.linkedin.com/trust-and-compliance
Data Protection Rights
LinkedIn will store data as long as necessary for the duration of the contract to provide LinkedIn Learning services for Trinity College Dublin. At the end of the contract, LinkedIn will perform a one-time purge of the data.
You may also request access to, correction and deletion of your own personal data by contacting our Trinity Master Administrator for LinkedIn Learning (Trinity HR Learning and Organisational Development) who will then communicate the specific request to LinkedIn.