LinkedIn Learning - Online Computer and Self-Improvement Learning Resource


With Amherst College's campus subscription to LinkedIn Learning (formerly, current students and current employees of Amherst College, Five Colleges Inc., Emily Dickinson Museum and Folger Shakespeare Library can access thousands of educational videos that serve as educational resources on software skills, computer skills, and self-improvement.

Features and Benefits

Features and Benefits: 
Each training topic is broken up into short video sections or chapters. View a section at a time or view all in a series to complete a particular topic. Some topics provide exercises you can use to follow along and practice what is being taught. Many trainings provide a transcript which you can download or print as a resource. Topics for self-improvement include: Communication Fundamentals, Body Language for Leaders, Managing Your Time, Influencing Others, Having Difficult Conversations, Learning to Be Assertive, Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Effective Listening, Overcoming Procrastination, Improving Your Memory, Management Fundamentals, and Conflict Resolution Fundamentals.



You can access LinkedIn Learning with any up to date web browser (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc.) and use a computer or mobile device including iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android phones, and e-readers that can play video such as Kindle Fire and Nook Color.

Getting Started

Getting Started: 

If you would like to use LinkedIn Learning, you may request a seat by visiting AskIT.




Topics covered include how to use popular software such as
- Microsoft Office
- Adobe software such as InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, and Photoshop

Computer skills such as
- security
- home computing
- digital photography
- music and video production
- web design and development
- animation
- calendars and email
- Google Drive and Apps
- Dropbox
- using mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones and Androids