Lynda.com changing to LinkedIn Learning on Aug. 6
Posted on: August 5, 2019
JMU Libraries and JMU Information Technology previously announced that Lynda.com will become LinkedIn Learning on August 6, 2019. LinkedIn Learning is a learning and development resource that offers a wide variety of streaming video tutorials and courses. Here is more information about the change, both in terms of next steps for updating links in Canvas courses and changes in privacy policies.
As a reminder, Lynda.com will be inaccessible for about 24 hours during the migration period on August 6. Once the change is complete, all Lynda.com account holders will receive an email from LinkedIn Learning that outlines instructions for activating a new LinkedIn Learning account. The email will also encourage account holders to connect their LinkedIn Learning (JMU) accounts with their personal, LinkedIn.com Member (social media) accounts, if applicable. Please note that this is optional. Connecting LinkedIn Learning and LinkedIn.com Member accounts may result in more relevant course and video recommendations, but can also result in more information sharing between the two platforms. LinkedIn Learning users will retain full functionality of the platform whether or not they choose to connect Member and Learning profiles.
JMU Libraries is concerned with patron privacy. To that end, please be aware of the following:
- Even if account holders choose to connect their LinkedIn Member profiles to LinkedIn Learning, LinkedIn Learning information will not be visible by default on the open web. We encourage you to check and adjust your privacy settings.
- Once created, LinkedIn Learning accounts cannot be deleted.
Before deciding whether to connect your LinkedIn Learning and Member accounts, please review the following resources to understand the use and display of your personal information.
- LinkedIn: Showing, Hiding, and Editing Your Public Profile
- Privacy Information for LinkedIn Learning Learners
If you have posted links to Lynda.com courses and videos in Canvas or elsewhere, here’s what you need to know about your existing Lynda.com links:
Only JMU-specific Lynda.com links will redirect to LinkedIn Learning. You can identify a JMU-specific link by the ?org=jmu.edu at the end of the URL, as shown in the example below.
- JMU-specific links to Lynda.com courses will redirect to the corresponding LinkedIn Learning course.
- JMU-specific links to Lynda.com course videos will only redirect to the course home page in LinkedIn Learning, not the specific video.
Generic Lynda.com links, without the organization tag, like the one shown below, will not redirect at all.
All Lynda.com links, both JMU-specific and generic, will need to be manually replaced by December 31, 2019 when all redirects will expire and the Lynda.com platform will be officially decommissioned. Please identify Lynda.com that you may have in Canvas or elsewhere and replace with the new LinkedIn Learning URL after the migration.
If you need assistance updating your links in Canvas, please contact Learning Technologies Support or stop by their offices in the Carrier Library basement, Suite 8. For other questions, please refer to the Ask the Library page.
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