Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need permission to take LinkedIn Learning classes? How does this count towards my hours?

 As with attending an in-person class, staff members should always arrange with their supervisors ahead of time if they want to take classes during regular work hours.  If you are overtime eligible and want to take LinkedIn Learning classes during work hours, you are required to request your manager’s approval  in advance, just as you would if you were taking time to attend any classroom training, meeting, or program that takes place during work hours.  Since LinkedIn Learning is accessible from any computer, some staff may choose to participate in training on their own... Read more about Do I need permission to take LinkedIn Learning classes? How does this count towards my hours?

Can alumni or retirees access LinkedIn Learning through Harvard?

Harvard's license agreement with LinkedIn Learning allows us to provide access to their site to current Harvard students, staff, and faculty members only. Alumni and retirees are not covered under this license agreement and are therefore not eligible. 

Can I view my course history and certificates of completion after leaving Harvard?

Only active Harvard students and staff are allowed to access LinkedIn Learning through Harvard.  If you had previously connected your LinkedIn Learning account to your LinkedIn profile, then your account history and certificates of completion will be available.  If you did not connect your account to a profile then they won't.  For help connecting your account to a LinkedIn profile, refer to these instructions