LinkedIn Learning Free Professional Development

Linkedin Learning logoLinkedIn Learning is an industry leader in online training, with a digital library of more than 18,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics. Sharpen your skills on your schedule with expert-led instruction from any device, anywhere.

Ohio State faculty and staff have free access to LinkedIn Learning, provided by the Office of Human Resources, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and the University Staff Advisory Committee. You get 24/7 unlimited access to learn at your own pace in courses that are relevant to your current role or also many other passions. There are 30-70 new courses added weekly, which gives you the ability to grow and develop in the areas you care about both at and outside of work.


  • LinkedIn Learning’s library is accessible 24/7 from any device – desktop, mobile or tablet.
  • Track across platforms. Your completed courses are recorded on your BuckeyeLearn transcript and LinkedIn Learning history.
  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced level videos.
  • Create and share custom playlists of favorite courses and videos.
  • Explore professional learning paths for in-demand skills.
  • Keep your certifications current with CEU credit courses.
  • Attend live and on-demand webcasts.
  • Convenient mobile app makes it easy to download videos for offline viewing.

Get started

Go to LinkedIn Learning Login and enter your Ohio State email address using the format, and follow the prompts. You can also download the LinkedIn Learning app for iOS and Android for phones and tablets.

  • The first time you sign in, you will step through an easy process to create a LinkedIn Learning profile that personalizes the default video content based on your skills and interests.
  • If you already have a LinkedIn account, you can add your Learning profile to it. If not, you can simply create a LinkedIn Learning account.
  • To receive the greatest benefit from LinkedIn Learning, it is recommend linking your LinkedIn profile to your LinkedIn Learning account during initial account registration. Connecting your LinkedIn profile to Learning not only provides fast access to the Learning platform from within your profile, but also indicates courses and certifications on your profile as you complete them. However, this is optional for each individual.

Additional details for LinkedIn Learning profiles and LinkedIn account creation information are available in this login guide. The LinkedIn Learning Support team is available to help support individuals with login or technical assistance.

Medical Center and Buckeyemail email addresses

Wexner Medical Center and Buckeyemail email address will NOT allow you to use the free LinkedIn Learning account through Ohio State. Make sure to use your address when setting up your account.

Frequently Asked Questions