LinkedIn Learning: Overview

Lynda.com is Becoming LinkedIn Learning

Lynda.com is Becoming LinkedIn Learning

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What does this mean for current Lynda.com users?

On September 23rd one of the library's most popular online learning resources is getting a new name - LinkedIn Learning.

Our Lynda.com resource has merged with its parent company LinkedIn and is becoming part of LinkedIn Learning. This change will require Lynda.com users to have and/or create a LinkedIn profile in order to gain access.

With LinkedIn Learning, you will receive more personalized recommendations for Lynda.com content, suggested courses and learning paths that are more closely aligned with your career goals, and educational interests, and all is still free. Just log in to the updated resource with your LinkedIn account and library card to continue learning where you left off.

In addition, users will now have access to the following features in LinkedIn Learning:

  • More content from LinkedIn Learning, including courses from popular certification programs
  • Learning Paths – recommended courses for mastering certain skills
  • An updated and easy-to-use desktop and mobile site and search

Users will also have the option of connecting their LinkedIn Learning activity to their personal LinkedIn profile (this is not required). This feature allows LinkedIn Learning to:

  • Show completed courses on your public LinkedIn profile
  • Recommend courses based on your experience and career goals

No user data will be passed from public LinkedIn profiles back to the Public Library.

On September 23rd, during the transition window, access will be unavailable while the move to the LinkedIn Learning platform occures. The time period could be up to 18 hours.

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FAQs

FAQs

  • Yes, LinkedIn Learning will still be free to use with your library card!

You will need to use your LinkedIn account to login and use LinkedIn Learning, or if you do not have an account, will need to create one

  • What changes will happen to my access and features as a Learner?

You will continue to be able to watch all the same content, bookmark courses, and obtain certificates of completion. In addition, all of your existing learning history and certificates will appear on your new account as a part of the upgrade.  Please watch the “How to Use LinkedIn Learning” course for details on all of the features and functionality available to you.

  • Do I need to connect my LinkedIn profile?

No, but Lynda.com strongly recommends it. You will have the option to connect your LinkedIn profile or create a separate Learning account during activation. If you choose to connect your LinkedIn profile, you’ll receive additional benefits such as personalized recommendations for your skills and position, as well as what’s trending on LinkedIn Learning based on LinkedIn data.

  • Do I control what is displayed on my LinkedIn profile?

Yes, your LinkedIn Learning activity will not show on your LinkedIn profile unless you choose to add a completed course.

  • Can I bring across my history from Lynda.com? Or will I have two separate accounts for Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning?

Yes, when the upgrade is complete all of your history, in progress and bookmarks will be in your new LinkedIn Learning account.

  • What if I don't have a LinkedIn account?

Without a LinkedIn account, you will not be able to reach Lynda.com content, including any certificates you've acquired or courses you've completed.

  • Why is the library changing from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn, the parent company of Lynda.com, has chosen to make all Lynda courses and content part of its LinkedIn Learning product. Lynda.com is no longer available to the library or individual users as a separate resource.

  • How will I know if my account has moved to LinkedIn Learning?

Current Lynda.com users will receive reminders about the transition via email closer to the transition date. After the transition is complete, users will receive an email letting them know they can log in to LinkedIn Learning and connect their LinkedIn profile if they wish.

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