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Gain New Skills With LinkedIn Learning and CSU Learn

Sacramento State has teamed up with LinkedIn Learning and CSU Learn to offer employees 24/7 access to high quality online trainings. Courses are taught by industry experts and new content is updated daily.

LinkedIn Learning Access and Features

LinkedIn Learning offers unlimited access to thousands of business, leadership, technical, and creative courses, with new content added weekly. Content is bite-sized and can be played any where at any time on employee desktop, mobile, and tablet devices. Their convenient mobile app also makes it easy to download videos for offline viewing. LinkedIn Learning features career growth and development, professional certificate programs, and learning pathways for skills development.

All active employees (staff, faculty, administrators) and many auxiliary employees have access to this powerful learning platform.

To access LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning Access through My Sac State

  • First-time users: the first time an employee accesses LinkedIn Learning, they will be asked to answer a short series of questions about career goals and their training and upskilling interests. This is an important part of the process and will enable the employee to receive personalized training recommendations from the platform. Employees do not need to create or link their existing LinkedIn social media account to their university-provided LinkedIn Learning license.
  • Want to download the mobile app to learn on-the-go? Watch this quick video for easy instructions.
  • Need help accessing or using LinkedIn Learning? Open a service ticket for support.

LinkedIn Learning Skills Toolkits

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has outlined a road map of career skill sets that are valuable for employees in institutions of higher education. These skills are grouped together as eight core competencies at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Adaptability Toolkit

Building Trust and Collaborating with Others

Career Management

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Global and Intercultural Fluency


Professionalism and Work Ethic

Writing Skills and Writing Proficiency

CSU Learn Access and Features

CSU Learn is an online learning management system provided by SumTotal/Skillsoft. CSU Learn offers more than 11,000 professional development courses, 22,000 books, and 65,000 videos on leadership development, business skills, technology and developer tools, and career journeys.

CSU Learn Access through My Sac State

To access CSU Learn trainings

  1. Use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox internet browsers only.
  2. Once logged into CSU Learn, click on Library.
  3. Click on Filters and click on Activity Type for a list of offerings
  4. Click on the title of the training or resource that interests you, then click Start to begin the activity.

Need help accessing or using CSU Learn? Open a service ticket for support.

CSU Learn Skills Bundles and Career Journeys

CSU Learn Bundles

CSU Systemwide Learning and Development has curated a variety of learning bundles on various topics such as building relationships, teams and hybrid teams, communication, problem solving, decision making, and others.

To access learning bundles

  1. Once logged into CSU Learn, click on Library.
  2. Under Topics, click on CSU's Professional Development.
  3. Click on the name of the learning bundle that interests you to view courses related to that topic.

CSU Learn Career Development Journeys

Employees wishing to develop skills used in a particular career are welcome to participate in an online Career Development Journey. There are over 40 career-specific journeys available for employees to discover. Each journey is a series of fun, interactive courses focused on skills development for a particular career path.

To access career journeys

  1. Once logged into CSU Learn, click on Library.
  2. Under Topics, select Skillsoft Percepio Content.
  3. Select Filters, then click on Journey.
  4. Scroll through the Journeys to identify the relevant career.
  5. Click on the three dots to the left of the Journey title and choose Start.