In October 2017, eCampusOntario negotiated with LinkedIn Learning for three years of access to the LinkedIn Learning platform for students, faculty, and staff at all higher education institutions in Ontario. While both parties were in extended talks this summer about renewing their agreement, which ends on September 21st, 2020, we have recently been informed that eCampusOntario will not renew its contract with LinkedIn Learning and has asked Ontario higher education institutions to make contingency plans.
After examining the usage history of LinkedIn Learning across Ontario and at the University of Ottawa, the contingency plans of other Ontario higher education institutions, and the cost of an institutional license, the University of Ottawa will not be extending institutional access to LinkedIn Learning and access will end on September 30th, 2020.
As such, we advise the University’s faculties and services to review their web pages and remove mentions of access to LinkedIn Learning and any links to LinkedIn Learning content over the next couple of weeks. We also suggest that LinkedIn Learning users finish any courses they would like to complete before September 30, 2020. If you have already completed LinkedIn Learning courses, you may want to save your learning history by downloading certificates of completion before September 30, 2020, as well.
To download certificates of completion from LinkedIn Learning:
- Go to My Learning on the top menu bar
- Under My Learning, Go to Learning History
- Next to each course listed in your learning history, select More > Download certificate
- Select Download
If you have questions, or if ending this access impacts your Fall courses and you need assistance identifying replacement content, please contact Mish Boutet, Digital Literacy Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org).