Top 20 LinkedIn learning videos of the past 12 months

Wednesday 15 July 2020

LinkedIn Learning contains the world’s largest collection of tools and skills for creative, design, and engineering pursuits covering a diverse range of topics, including graphic design, UX, video, photography, 3D, audio and music, architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing and more.

Yarra Libraries members have been busy over the past 12 months upskilling themselves over a variety of subjects. Did you know your library membership provides free access to LinkedIn Learning?

To activate your free access to these courses and more, just see the instructions at the bottom of the page for linking your library card to a new or existing LinkedIn account.  

Top 20 videos of the past 12 months

1. The Six Morning Habits of High Performers
Learn the six habits of the most successful people in history.

2. Online Marketing Foundations
Learn how to promote your business effectively online and develop a targeted online marketing strategy that engages potential customers throughout the digital landscape.

3. Drawing Foundations: Fundamentals
Anyone can learn how to draw. Success comes down to three things: shape, simplicity and structure. Each chapter in this course is built on these three principles, combining drawing theory and practical examples with worksheets and drawing assignments.

4. Learning Python
Whether you're new to programming or an experienced developer, this course can help you get started with Python.

5. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
Gain the core knowledge to begin programming in any language. In this course, instructor Annyce Davis uses Python to explore the core concepts and structure of programming languages and helps you grasp what’s going on under the hood.

6. Premiere Pro 2020 Essential Training
Video is a personal, powerful, and dynamic artform. For transforming raw footage into impactful stories, filmmakers and editors look to Adobe Premiere Pro, the industry-leading application. This course helps beginners unlock the potential of the latest edition, Premiere Pro 2020.

7. Agile Foundations
Teams that embrace an agile mindset are often better able to respond to customer feedback and shifting business needs—and have a bit more fun in the process. Interested in bringing the principles of agile to your team? This course can help.

8. Beginning Acoustic Guitar Lessons
Learn how to play guitar at your own pace. These easy-to-follow videos features examples in TAB and standard music notation, and hands-on instruction by guitar virtuoso Jared Meeker. You'll learn how to hold the instrument, play with a pick, count time, read music, and play simple chords.

9. Illustrator 2020 One-on-One Fundamentals
Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator 2020 in the first of three comprehensive training courses by industry pro Deke McClelland. Deke demonstrates how to work with artboards; how to draw with the Pencil, Curvature, and Pen tools; and how to organise colour with swatches. Deke also covers drawing shapes, adjusting strokes, formatting text with variable fonts, painting freeform artwork with or without a tablet, and more.


10. Learning Canva
Canva is an easy way—without any graphic design experience—to create professional graphics for social media, presentations, newsletters, business cards, brochures, gift certificates, and more. Learn how to get up and running with Canva in this short, fun training course from Canva expert Marley Baird.

11. Javascript Essential Training
JavaScript is a scripting language of the web. Through practical examples and mini-projects, this course helps you build your understanding of JavaScript piece by piece, from core principles like variables, data types, conditionals, and functions through advanced topics including loops, closures, and DOM scripting.


12. Microsoft Collaboration: Sharepoint, Teams and Groups

Learn how to create organization-wide systems of collaboration using Microsoft SharePoint, Teams, and Office 365 Groups. Instructor Gini von Courter dives into each of the programs, showing you how to create systems for asynchronous collaboration.

13. Financial Basics Everyone Should Know
How do banks work? Are you saving enough for retirement? Considering the answers to these questions and understanding financial basics is critical to planning a strong financial future. This course breaks down the mystery around the financial industry and provides practical knowledge for everyone.

14. Microsoft Teams Essential Training

Discover the core features of Microsoft Teams and see how you can bring together colleagues, create conversations and content, and collaborate more effectively.

15. Building a Small Business Website with Wordpress
Learn how to build a professional website for your small business with WordPress. Anyone can build a business presence online with the themes, plugins, and built-in functionality offered by WordPress.

16. Operational Excellence Foundations
Understand and apply operational excellence to improve your organization's processes, products, and services for sustained competitive advantage. Dr. Richard Chua, consultant, professor and certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt trainer, explains the fundamentals of operational excellence.

17. SEO Foundations
Modern consumers navigate the world through search. By leveraging the fundamentals of search engine optimization (SEO), you can ensure that your business pops up in these all-important search results. This course is about mastering those fundamentals. 

18. InDesign CC 2019 Essential Training
Adobe InDesign is an essential tool for design firms, ad agencies, magazines, newspapers, print and ebook publishers, and freelance designers around the world. This course presents a thorough explanation of the core features and techniques that make this powerful page-layout application so fun and easy to use.

19. Social Media Marketing Foundations
Social media dramatically altered marketing by allowing businesses to directly engage with customers and vice versa. Brands that stand the test of time will use these platforms to create fresh connections and build long-term loyalty. In this course, you can learn the basics of social media marketing.

20. Rhino 6 Essential Training
Rhino is a 3D modeling powerhouse, used to design and engineer products ranging from toy robots to architecture, automobiles, and full-sized aircraft. Learn the essentials you need to build your own production-ready 3D models, characters, and prototypes with Rhino 6. 



Activating your free access to LinkedIn Learning

To enable your free access to LinkedIn Learning, first head to our LinkedIn portal where you’ll be prompted to create or sign in to an existing LinkedIn account and enter your library card details. You can also access LinkedIn Learning via mobile apps. 

Note: if using the LinkedIn Learning mobile app, you'll need to enter when asked to provide your organisation's web portal.


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