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Before you can begin accessing and using the recommended resources on this page, you must activate your Linkedin Learning account. See the Linkedin Learning instructions and then return here to start your learning.

like_colourful, like_colourfulRecommended Content

Within Linkedin Learning, recommended content is a way of presenting individual short courses or curated collections of resources that we know will be useful for your studies, future career or both. On this page we have gathered together some Linkedin Learning courses and collections that will be useful for everyone and/or specific groups. Have a browse through our recommendations or go directly to Linkedin Learning to explore what else is available.


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  • All students and staff

    It is recommended that all students and staff complete the following courses:

    Digital Capabilities Pathways (Learning Pathway with multiple short courses)
    lildcp150x84, lildcp150x84  These Digital Capabilities Pathways present you with the opportunity to develop your digital skills and digital capabilities through the completion of a range of short courses within Linkedin Learning. You will be fully prepared for both your studies and the digital needs of your future career.
    Gaining Skills with Linkedin Learning (Course)
    thb_course_lil, thb_course_lil With LinkedIn Learning, anyone can gain new skills. We offer expert-led, anytime training that you can take at your own pace, with tools and features to fit almost any learning style. Use this course to understand how you learn best and how LinkedIn Learning can help you set and achieve your personal and professional goals. Educator and content manager Aaron Quigley shows how to use LinkedIn Learning alongside cutting-edge, brain-based research to create a learning game plan, execute it, and make the knowledge stick. Understand which skills are in demand, how to find the training to reach your goals, and how to showcase your new skills. 
    Office 365 - Beginner (Course collection)
    thb_course_365, thb_course_365 Get to grips with the use of Office 365 apps and tools for working and sharing, on your desktop and in the cloud. This collection will give everyone a basic level of skills required to use Microsoft Office to compose assignments. Includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. Completion of each element will produce a Certificate of Completion for you to download, print or share and provides evidence of your learning. 
    Personal Branding on Social Media (Course)
    thb_course_smbrand, thb_course_smbrand This course shows how to authentically and powerfully present your brand online. Branding expert Karen Leland reveals the important differences between the four main social media sites—LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest—and how to use them for career advancement and networking. 

    Please dip into the following Course Collection and complete any individual courses that are useful to you:

    Presenting and public speaking (Course collection)


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    Glossophobia or speech anxiety is the fear of public speaking and affects up 75% of the population to some extent. Here we have gathered together a collection of short courses that can help you overcome that fear and create great presentations. Choose the course(s) that best represent your current position, but we recommend that everyone completes "Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking" and "How to Present and Stay on Point". For technical skills i.e. using PowerPoint, see the Office 365 collection (above).

    • Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking
    • Public Speaking Foundations
    • Establishing Credibility as a Speaker
    • How to Present and Stay on Point
    • Presenting as a Team
    • Master Confident Presentations
    • Impromptu Speaking
  • Photography, Media and Arts: Adobe CC

    Adobecc17, Adobe cc 2017Arts, media and photography courses make use of a range of tools in the Adobe CC Suite. Here we present some recommended content for getting you proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premier Pro:

    Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: The Basics (Course) Learning how to use Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best investment you can make to get the most out of your pixels. Photoshop CC Essential Training: The Basics filters out the noise and complexity so that you understand the basic features and concepts you need to use Photoshop effectively, whether you're a photographer or designer.

    Illustrator CC 2017 Essential Training (Course) Illustrator can be used to accomplish many different design tasks. This course covers core concepts and techniques that can be applied to any workflow for print, for the web, or for assets that will find their way into other applications. Tony Harmer explains the elements that make up vector graphics—paths, strokes, and fills—and shows how to use each Illustrator drawing tool.

    InDesign CC 2017 Essential Training (Course) InDesign is an essential tool for design firms, ad agencies, magazines, newspapers, book publishers, and freelance designers around the world. InDesign CC Essential Training presents a thorough explanation of the core features and techniques that make this powerful page-layout application fun and easy to use, providing a foundation upon which advanced skills and workflows can be built.

    Dreamweaver CC 2017 Essential Training (Course) Discover how to use Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017—the popular web design and development application - to create and publish websites using standards-based technology and a simplified user interface. In this course, David Powers shows how to get started with Dreamweaver, covering the user interface and providing guidance on creating new files, setting up a logical structure for content, and generating clear and accessible code.

    Premiere Pro CC 2017 Essential Training (Course) Get started with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017. This beginning-level course takes you through the basic ins and outs of Premiere Pro CC 2017. Using a project-based approach, senior staff author Ashley Kennedy teaches editing by blending technical and aesthetic instruction. She begins by taking you on a tour of the interface, and then goes through the entire post-production process—including ingest, organization, editing, refining, audio editing, basic effects, color correction, titling, output, and more.

    Facebook for Creative Pros (Course) By utilizing social media platforms like Facebook, you can increase brand visibility and take advantage of key features to communicate and advertise your photography, design, or videos. This course shows how to succeed as a creative professional using the Facebook platform. 

  • Spreadsheets, Data and SPSS

    Spreadsheets - from beginner to data analysis (Course collection)

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    This Excel spreadsheets Course Collection contains over 13 hours of content. Do not be phased by this - simply pick out the individual courses that you need for your current task. You can come back at any time and learn a new skill or new aspects of spreadsheets, data and statistics.

    Microsoft Excel: A range of Excel courses for all levels of user, taking you from begining to use spreadsheets through to statistical analysis and data management.

    • Learning Excel Desktop (Beginner)
    • Excel: Quick Tips (Beginner)
    • Learning Excel: Data Analysis (Beginner)
    • Excel: Introduction to Formatting (Beginner + intermediate)
    • Excel Statistics Essential Training 1 (Beginner)
    • Excel Statistics Essential Training 2 (Beginner + intermediate)
    • Excel 2016: Managing and Analyzing Data (Intermediate)
    SPSS (Course collection) 


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    SPSS Statistics Essentials Training: SPSS is a statistics and data analysis program for businesses, governments, research institutes, and academic organizations. In these tutorials, author Barton Poulson takes a practical, visual, and non-mathematical approach to SPSS. From importing spreadsheets to creating regression models, to exporting charts, this course covers all the basics, with an emphasis on clarity, interpretation, communicability, and application. Barton will help you:

    • Build charts, scatterplots, and box plots
    • Calculate descriptive statistics such as means and standard deviations
    • Use inferential statistics such as t-tests and chi-squares
    • Enter and read data
    • Create new variables and crosstabulations
    • Model associations with correlations, contingency tables, and multiple-regression analysis
    • Format and export presentations to share your data

    SPSS for Academic Research: is a follow-on course to help you get the most from your data. Explore how to run tests for academic research with SPSS, the leading statistical software. In this course, Yash Patel dives into SPSS, focusing on how to run and interpret data for the most common types of quantitative tests.

  • Staff

    The following are some recommended courses to support your communication, collaboration and working from remote locations:

    Upskill with LiL

    Upskill with LiL booklet - This digital booklet has been created to offer you a range of courses that will support you in working from home. It includes Office tools, time management, working from home, leading at a distance and more. Available from

    Office 365

    Office 365 Course Collection - Get to grips with the use of Office 365 apps and tools for working and sharing, on your desktop and in the cloud. This course collection covers the basics of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook.

    MS Teams

    Microsoft Teams Essential Training - Please note that the course opens with some admin functions that you do not have access to. Viewing the course Contents and jumping in at Section 3 will give you all the tools you need to work effectively within MS Teams.

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