The transition of Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning is on hold. LinkedIn, the parent company of LinkedIn Learning, provided the following information Sept. 19:
This summer, Lynda.com’s parent company, LinkedIn, will absorb the content into a new platform called LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning will be integrated with other LinkedIn features, and therefore will require former-Lynda.com users to have a LinkedIn account.
What you’ll see:
- If you have a LinkedIn account, log into it, then verify your library card number and PIN. Once authorized, you’ll get introductory information about LinkedIn Learning, and then proceed to the content. Any Lynda.com history — learning paths saved, playlists compiled, certificates earned — will transfer over.
- If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, you’ll need to create one and complete LinkedIn’s introductory process. After that, you can use your library card and PIN to get access to LinkedIn Learning as above.
With LinkedIn Learning, users will receive more personalized recommendations for Lynda.com content, suggesting courses and learning paths that are more closely aligned with their career goals and educational interests.
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.
Patrons with certificates stored on Lynda.com may want to download them. Certificates can be accessed from the user menu located at the top right of the Lynda.com page.