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Lynda.com has become LinkedIn Learning!

Changes are on the way for users of Lynda.com at UniSA.

The details are as follows:

What’s happening?

LinkedIn Learning will be replacing Lynda.com which we have been using for several years now at UniSA.

Why is it happening?

LinkedIn Learning is the new platform that is replacing Lynda.com. UniSA is joining library services around the world in migrating their members across to the new platform. The good news is that all the content from Lynda.com will be in LinkedIn Learning. By making the transition we’re ensuring you can access all the new and updated content on LinkedIn Learning.

How is it happening?

If you have an active Lynda.com account, you’ll receive an activation email from LinkedIn Learning once the upgrade is complete. When that email arrives, follow the link to connect your old Lynda.com account to a new or existing LinkedIn Profile or choose to activate a separate LinkedIn Learning account using your UniSA login then pick up from where you left off!

What about existing links on UniSA websites or the library catalogue?

Existing links on the UniSA websites have been identified and the LinkedIn Learning team will be setting up an automatic redirect to point to the new location at LinkedIn Learning. This should make the process as seamless as possible.

If a link is to a specific video the link will go back to the course title. These links can be updated once the migration is complete.

For the library catalogue, the team will be loading in updated records once the move has been completed.

What happens to my Lynda.com information, lists and current courses?

These will automatically move across to the new platform when you follow the links in the notification email and connect your old Lynda.com account to a new or existing LinkedIn Profile or choose to activate a separate LinkedIn Learning account using your UniSA login.

When is it happening?

The change was successfully completed Thursday 19 September and is now live.

What are the benefits?

LinkedIn Learning has the same great training content as Lynda, with the added benefit of providing a more personalised experience, a new interface and a range of new features. New content will continue to be added regularly as well.

The exciting news is that LinkedIn Learning will be expanding its content to include training delivered in French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese in addition to their existing collection of courses in English.

What are my options for logging in to LinkedIn Learning?

There will be a number of options to get started with LinkedIn Learning.

One of the differences between Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning is the way it integrates with the LinkedIn platform. If you have an existing or want to create a new LinkedIn Profile you can choose to connect it to your UniSA LinkedIn Learning account. This way you can have your LinkedIn activities integrated with your LinkedIn Profile and manage them all from the same account to save logging in with different usernames and passwords.

Click here for more information on how to add LinkedIn Learning courses to your LinkedIn Profile. LinkedIn Learning have also provided more information on their FAQ page.

If you don’t want to connect LinkedIn Learning to an existing LinkedIn Profile, you can choose to keep your account as a LinkedIn Learning account only. This is similar to how many people have used Lynda.com.

The following provides some more detailed feedback for getting started:

For new users:

  • For the very best user experience, log out of your LinkedIn Profile in your browser prior to activating your LinkedIn Learning account.
  • Once the migration to LinkedIn Learning is complete you can follow the links on the Library’s website to login to LinkedIn Learning
  • As part of the process you will be asked to login using your UniSA details
  • You will then be asked if you want to connect your UniSA LinkedIn Learning account to a LinkedIn Profile
  • If you choose to connect to a LinkedIn Profile:
    • Follow the prompts to enter your details to connect your accounts
    • From now on you will need to use your LinkedIn Profile when accessing any UniSA LinkedIn Learning resources
  • If you choose to not connect to a LinkedIn Profile:
    • You will be taken to your newly-activated UniSA LinkedIn Learning account
    • From now on you’ll be asked to use your UniSA details when accessing LinkedIn Learning resources

For existing UniSA Lynda.com users:

  • For the very best user experience, log out of your LinkedIn Profile in your browser prior to activating your LinkedIn Learning account.
  • You will receive an automated email from Lynda.com with a link to click once the migration is complete
  • As part of the process you will be asked to login using your UniSA details
  • You will then be asked if you want to connect your UniSA LinkedIn Learning account to a LinkedIn Profile
  • If you choose to connect to a LinkedIn Profile:
    • Follow the prompts to enter your details to connect your accounts
    • From now on you will need to use your LinkedIn Profile when accessing any UniSA LinkedIn Learning resources
  • If you choose to not connect to a LinkedIn Profile:
    • You will be taken to your newly-activated UniSA LinkedIn Learning account
    • From now on you’ll be asked to use your UniSA details when accessing LinkedIn Learning resources

For more detailed information on the LinkedIn Learning account creation, LinkedIn integration and the general process, see the “Who do I contact if I have any issues?” section below.

Can I connect my UniSA LinkedIn Learning account to my LinkedIn profile at a later date?

Yes. You can easily connect your profile later by clicking the link on your LinkedIn Learning page and logging in to your personal LinkedIn profile page. Note that UniSA cannot disconnect the link between your LinkedIn Profile and the LinkedIn Learning account on your behalf.

Can I disconnect my UniSA LinkedIn Learning account from my LinkedIn Profile at a later date?

Yes, you can disconnect your LinkedIn profile from your LinkedIn Learning account at any time by contacting LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/help/learning/ask and requesting the accounts be disconnected. At this time this is not a self-service option. Note that UniSA cannot disconnect the link between your LinkedIn Profile and the LinkedIn Learning account on your behalf.

Can I still use Lynda.com after UniSA has migrated to LinkedIn Learning?

No. Once the process is complete you will only have access to LinkedIn Learning. As above, all existing content will be migrated across including learning history and playlists, and existing links will also be setup to redirect to the same content on the LinkedIn Learning site.

Can I migrate across my learning history from another personal LinkedIn Learning account to my UniSA LinkedIn learning account?

No. Unfortunately a personal LinkedIn Learning account cannot be merged with a UniSA LinkedIn Learning account.

However, a single LinkedIn Profile can be connected to multiple LinkedIn Learning accounts. See below for more details.

How do I connect multiple LinkedIn Learning accounts?

While you can’t merge separate LinkedIn Learning accounts into a UniSA LinkedIn Learning account (for example, a personal LinkedIn Learning account or a LinkedIn Learning account provided by another library), it is possible to connect multiple LinkedIn Learning accounts to a single LinkedIn Profile. This way you can connect your learning history and certificates from multiple LinkedIn Learning accounts via your main LinkedIn profile.

The article “Switching Between LinkedIn Learning Accounts” provides advise on how to switch between accounts once you have connected multiple LinkedIn Learning accounts to a single LinkedIn Profile.

I have some privacy concerns about how LinkedIn handles my information, where can I get some more information?

The LinkedIn website has a number of areas discussing privacy:

My automatic email links to migrate my Lynda.com account to LinkedIn Learning aren’t working

In some cases the LinkedIn Learning emails that will guide you through the account migration may not work.

In these instances you can force a migration by doing the following:

  • For the very best user experience, log out of your LinkedIn Profile in your browser prior to activating your LinkedIn Learning account.
  • Visit the Lynda.com website and choose to Sign In
  • At the Sign In screen, choose the bottom option “Sign in with your organizational portal”
  • Enter “unisa.edu.au” and choose to continue
  • As part of the process you will be asked to login using your UniSA details if you haven’t logged in already
  • You will then be asked if you want to connect your UniSA LinkedIn Learning account to a LinkedIn Profile
  • If you choose to connect to a LinkedIn Profile:
    • Follow the prompts to enter your details to connect your accounts
    • From now on you will need to use your LinkedIn Profile when accessing any UniSA LinkedIn Learning resources
  • If you choose to not connect to a LinkedIn Profile:
    • You will be taken to your newly-activated UniSA LinkedIn Learning account
    • From now on you’ll be asked to use your UniSA details when accessing LinkedIn Learning resources

Once complete your LinkedIn Learning account should have been migrated over correctly.

How do I fix my Lynda.com links when they don’t redirect correctly?

We’ve identified two common issues with existing links from Lynda.com which have stopped working as expected as part of the migration.

Lynda.com links created for UniSA staff or students worked best when they had the UniSA code on the end of the link. The code is “?org=unisa.edu.au”. If the link does not have this code on the end of it, the link will go to the Lynda.com website and won’t redirect to the new content automatically when you sign in with your UniSA credentials.

To fix this issue you can update your links by adding “?org=unisa.edu.au” to the link. For example:

The other reason the redirects may not work is when the original link is to a course that had been retired on Lynda.com. In these cases, Lynda.com had previously automatically redirected to an alternative but this extra redirection step does not seem to work in LinkedIn Learning.

In these situations LinkedIn Learning will present a screen noting the course has been retired with the option to “Search similar courses”. Select this option and LinkedIn Learning will search for the appropriate course. In practice, the search results often retrieve the intended replacement course previously displayed on Lynda.com.

In either scenario, it is recommended to update your links or bookmarks with the new LinkedIn Learning link for future use.

How do I create links to share content from LinkedIn Learning?

In Lynda.com, courses and individual videos could be shared by using the course link in the address bar of your browser or by using the Share option located on the course or video page.

In LinkedIn Learning, the Share functionality built into the interface only supports Facebook and Twitter at this point in time and we have requested an enhancement to make sharing courses for UniSA users easier for everyone.

In the interim, you can bookmark the course on LinkedIn Learning in your browser to save your link locally, or you can copy and paste the address from the browser to where you want to include it (e.g. in Moodle, Microsoft Word, an email and so forth).

For staff creating links for UniSA users, you can apply an additional change to automatically take the recipient to the UniSA login page. To do this, you can manually add “&auth=true” to the end of the link.

For example:

Who do I contact if I have any issues?

LinkedIn Learning have developed some content to help with the transition on the “Upgrading to LinkedIn Learning from Lynda.com for learners” page (click here to access). This site has general information, FAQs and videos detailing how the transition works and is an excellent resource.

The email notifications from LinkedIn Learning will also provide information, advice and links to more information on the process and what is required to migrate from your existing Lynda.com account to a LinkedIn Profile. The LinkedIn Learning website discusses in more detail how the migration works under Getting Started, specifically “2 - Get started: Access your account”.

LinkedIn Learning have also provided a detailed guide to connecting your accounts. It can be viewed here.

The Library team can be contacted if you have any questions via Ask The Library:

The UniSA Help Desk team will also be available to assist. They can be contacted via:

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