LinkedIn Learning in Canvas

TWU has integrated LinkedIn Learning with the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). For the best experience for learners and instructors, we strongly recommend that you start in Canvas.

LinkedIn Learning is a curated video library with courses in leadership, professional development, creative media, and information technology. Its courses are designed for in-depth and just-in-time instruction at various skill levels. LinkedIn Learning allows you to bring LinkedIn Learning content into Canvas as an assignment or as a link in a module.

Information for Instructors

The benefits of adding LinkedIn Learning Content into Canvas as an assignment are to give your students due dates, and/or to make the content visible only to specific people or sections. Data only passes back and forth between Canvas and LinkedIn Learning to track the completion of courses in LinkedIn Learning.

When setting up the Canvas Assignment item, the assignment cannot be set to "Not Graded" as then the "Submission Type" selection box is not available. The "Submission Type" selection box is necessary for the proper set-up of adding LinkedIn Learning content to a Canvas Assignment item. Consider setting up the assignment as a complete / incomplete grading type instead of the other graded options. Number of attempts must be unlimited.

Good to Know

  • There will likely be a delay (potentially overnight) to show the course completion by the student in Canvas. Additionally, certificates of completion are time-stamped UTC, which may look strange.
  • When adding a course as an assignment, it’s easy to overlook the Search for content box when faced with all of those “Popular skills.” 
  • Be sure to use the box to search by keyword or course title. 
  • And be sure to use the filter on your results to limit the Type results to only courses!
  • The LinkedIn Learning integration in Canvas works best in the Chrome browser. 
  • You can only assign a LinkedIn Learning “course as an assignment. Assigning a video clip or a playlist as an assignment will not work. 
  • You can only assign one course per assignment (i.e. if you wish students to complete several LinkedIn Learning courses, you will need to create one assignment in Canvas for each course). 
  • Do not limit attempts for an assignment - it's recommended to allow "unlimited" attempts.
  • If a student watched the course in LinkedIn Learning before, it won’t allow them to “complete” the assignment, and won’t show that they completed the assignment in Canvas. The student can download the certificate of completion and send it to the instructor as proof of prior completion.

Adding LinkedIn Learning Content to a Canvas Assignment

Setting up and configuring LinkedIn Learning for use in a Canvas Assignment requires a few steps:

  1. Start by setting up your assignment following the How do I create an online assignment? instructions, but under the Submission Type section select the External Tool option from the drop down.
  2. To Enter or find an External Tool URL, click Find and select LinkedIn Learning from the list
  3. Select the content you wish to bring into Canvas, click Add, and click Confirm (see Good to Know above).
  4. Click the check box Load This Tool in a New Tab to open LinkedIn Learning in a new window. Do not click the check box Load This Tool in a New Tab to embed in the Canvas Assignment.
  5. Complete setting up the Assignment in Canvas as usual.

Adding a LinkedIn Learning Link to a Canvas Module

Setting up and configuring LinkedIn Learning for use in a Canvas Module requires a few steps:

  1. In the Modules section of your course, click the Add + button.
  2. Select the External Tool option from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select LinkedIn Learning.
  4. Check Load in new tab box.
  5. Click the Add Item button.

Information for Students

If you see a link to Launch Content, click the Launch Content button. See below for other troubleshooting tips. 

  • The LinkedIn Learning integration in Canvas works best in the Chrome browser. 
  • If you’ve watched the course in LinkedIn Learning before, it won’t allow you to “complete” the assignment, and won’t show that you completed the assignment in Canvas. You can download the certificate of completion and send it to your instructor as proof of prior completion.
  • Your Learning History will not show all LinkedIn Learning courses you’ve completed when you enter through Canvas. For a full history, use an incognito or private browser, navigate to linkedin.com/learning and log on. 

Troubleshooting and Support

If you experience issues authorizing to LinkedIn Learning:

 

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Article ID: 148637
Created
Fri 1/13/23 6:05 PM
Modified
Tue 8/8/23 1:44 PM