* About: LinkedIn Learning (LiL)

Overview | Who can use it | How to request & access | Cost | Availability | FAQs | Best practices & policies | Training & documentation | Support

Service overview

LinkedIn Learning (LiL) is an online learning platform enabling individuals and organizations to achieve their objectives, aspirations and development goals. LiL combines the industry-leading content previously from Lynda.com with LinkedIn’s professional data and network to give you personalized learning. You also have the option to indicate any courses, certificates or accreditations gained through LiL to your LinkedIn profile (if you have one) to highlight your skillsets to current HR reps and McGill recruiters to aid in your career development. 

LinkedIn Learning is built on three core pillars:


Internet browsers supported by LiL

For an optimal site experience, better encryption, and privacy support, LiL recommends using the latest versions of the browsers listed below:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari for Mac
  • Microsoft Edge

Note: Internet Explorer (IE) 11 no longer supports LiL.

Who can use it

How to request & access the service

Account activation - for first time users 

If you are using LinkedIn Learning for the first time, you will need to activate your license.  NOTE: For users with existing accounts in IT Services and University Advancement, you may ignore the following steps. 

  1. Click the activation link below:
    LinkedIn Learning activation feature

You have now successfully activated your organizational LinkedIn Learning account.

Successful activation of LinkedIn Learning

Once you have activated your account, you may now access LinkedIn Learning

Option 1 - Office 365 web interface (this is the recommended method):

Log into the Office 365 site using your McGill Username and Password at: https://office.com.
As soon as you enter your McGill credentials, you will be redirected to McGill's authentication server to sign in.

Note: If your account is protected by Two-factor authentication (2FA) you may be prompted for your second method of authentication.

Once you are in the Office 365 portal:

  1. Click on All Apps (located on the bottom left hand side of your screen).

    All Apps in Office 365

  2. Select All Apps (located on the top menu bar - beside Tips & Tricks) and click on LinkedIn Learning.

    LinkedIn Learning in All Apps

  3. You will not be prompted to sign in to LinkedIn Learning, since you are already logged in to an application (i.e. Office 365) that uses McGill's single sign-on.

Option 2 - Access the LinkedIn Learning account directly

  1. Go to: LinkedIn Learning account
  2. Click on either:
    • Sign In with Single Sign-On (if you have not already logged in to another application that uses McGill's single sign-on). Once you are logged in, you'll be ready to get started!

McGill Single Sign-On


    • Continue to McGill University (if you have already logged in to an application that uses McGill's single sign-on). You will then be ready to get started!
      Continue to McGill LiL account

Get started! After accessing your account, you may begin learning.

  1. Get started by choosing the course category you are most interested in.


  2. Select the set of skills you are interested in learning to personalize your account.  As you select skill categories, similar skills will populate that you may also be interested in.


  3. You are now ready to start learning!

    All set to start learning


There is no cost associated with this service for all qualifying staff.


This service is available 24 X 7.

Frequently Asked Questions

Best practices & policies

Training & documentation

The following self-serve documentation is available:


For access/authentication issues or other technical support, contact the IT Service Desk.

For any other questions about LinkedIn Learning at McGill, you may contact od.hr@mcgill.ca