York University community members have plenty of ways to combat cabin fever while working from home and practicing social distancing thanks to a variety of non-academic online learning and professional development opportunities offered through the University.
All York students, staff and faculty have free, unlimited access to thousands of video tutorials for developing professional and personal skills – including courses on wellness and working from home – from LinkedIn Learning.
York users do not need a LinkedIn account to have a LinkedIn Learning account, however those with a LinkedIn account can choose to connect it with LinkedIn Learning for personalized course recommendations based on their profile.
LinkedIn Learning is designed for all levels of learners and is available 24/7 from any computer or mobile device through Passport York credentials.
In addition to a dedicated learning path on Remote Working, useful courses are available to help those adjusting to working from home, including:
- Time Management: Working From Home
- Leading Virtual Meetings
- Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset
Online access to York University Libraries’ digital collections is available via Omni, Research collections, YorkSpace and York University Digital Library. As well, students can chat with a York Librarian during virtual reference hours, Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The Writing Centre will offer online one-to-one appointments and eTutoring.
Members of the York community who are teaching, studying, researching or working from home can find information on how to work anywhere on the off-campus computing website.