LinkedIn Learning FAQ

LinkedIn Learning (with Lynda.com content) is a video tutorial service free to all Texas Woman’s University faculty, staff, and students. Watch the course How to Use LinkedIn Learning to learn about all the bells and whistles!

September 30, 2019 Lynda.com will be replaced with LinkedIn Learning (with Lynda.com content). Read these FAQ to learn more.


What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is the next generation of Lynda.com. It has all the same content as Lynda.com, but with special insights and social engagement that only LinkedIn can additionally offer. Our goal is to help people discover and develop the skills they need through a personalized, data-driven learning experience.

How does the Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning migration work?

When a Lynda.com subscriber migrates from Lynda.com to LinkedIn.com, Lynda.com data (such as learning activity) will be shared with LinkedIn.com. As with other LinkedIn.com services, LinkedIn Learning is subject to the LinkedIn User AgreementPrivacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

How do I activate?

If you received an email from messages-noreply@linkedin.com, follow the instructions here to activate your LinkedIn Learning account. Otherwise, follow the instructions on LinkedIn Learning Sign In to activate your account.

Accordingly, on LinkedIn.com, your data may be used to personalize your experience across LinkedIn. For example, your coursework may be used to recommend profile updates and jobs, your LinkedIn profile may be used to provide course recommendations on LinkedIn Learning, and Lynda.com data may be used to pre-populate your learning history and interests on LinkedIn Learning.

After migration, your Lynda.com account will not be accessible. Your Lynda.com account will be closed and your data on Lynda.com will deleted in accordance with (and be subject to until deleted) the Lynda.com Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy, and Cookie Policy. If your LinkedIn Learning subscription terminates, but your LinkedIn account is retained, we keep your learning activity. Note that by cancelling your LinkedIn Learning subscription, information already migrated will not be automatically deleted by LinkedIn.com (but will be deleted on Lynda.com as described above).

How do I access LinkedIn Learning?

  1. Navigate to LinkedIn Learning.
  2. Click Sign in.
  3. Click Sign in with your organization account.
  4. Enter your @twu.edu email address and click Continue.
  5. Enter your Portal username and password. Click Login.
  6. A welcome page is displayed. You'll be given the option to Connect my LinkedIn account or Continue without LinkedIn at the first time. If you choose to Connect my LinkedIn account, you'll be prompted to sign in to your personal LinkedIn account.
  7. Click Accept and continue.

How do I log on using the Learning app?

Activating a LinkedIn Learning license is not available within the Learning apps; use a desktop device. 

  1. Download LinkedIn Learning App
  2. Open the app
  3. Click Sign in with your organization portal
  4. Enter your @twu.edu email address
  5. Click Sign in with your organization portal
  6. Tap Continue
  7. Enter your Portal Username and password (Shibboleth login)
  8. Click Login
  9. If your LinkedIn account is linked, you will be prompted to enter your email address/phone and password for Linkedin.com.

Trouble logging on? Contact the Technology Service Desk at 940-898-3971, servicedesk@twu.edu,techchat.twu.edu, or submit a request through the Technology Service Catalog.

How is LinkedIn Learning different from Lynda.com, and what additional features does it provide?

LinkedIn Learning combines all of Lynda.com’s high-quality courses with insights from LinkedIn data, to provide you with personalized course recommendations based on your current job, skills, and what professionals like you are learning. You can also use the Q&A feature to interact with subject matter experts and fellow learners.

With LinkedIn Learning, you’ll also get access to LinkedIn’s Premium Career features, like InMailaccess to who’s viewed your profile, and competitive insights on other job applicants.

Will my Lynda.com learning history and certificates of completion get transferred to Learning?

LinkedIn Learning will migrate your account information, billing information, learning history (courses watched, courses saved, etc.), and certificates of completion from your Lynda.com account to your LinkedIn Learning subscription.

Do I need a LinkedIn account to use LinkedIn Learning?

No. You have the option to connect your personal LinkedIn account with your TWU-provided LinkedIn Learning account, but that is up to you.

Unique Benefits of LinkedIn Learning and Your LinkedIn Profile

Signing into LinkedIn Learning with your LinkedIn account allows you to seamlessly share Learning goals and successes across platforms, as well as receive personalized recommendations based on your relevant skills and interests.

Learn more about adding skills and completed courses to your LinkedIn profile.

How do I disconnect my LinkedIn Profile from my LinkedIn Learning account?

Contact the Technology Service Desk at 940-898-3971, servicedesk@twu.edu,techchat.twu.edu, or submit a request through the Technology Service Catalog.

Features

Playlists

LinkedIn Learning offers playlists based on topics and also gives the user the option to create their own. The users can also share playlists with others via email or social media. Share playlists with employees, coworkers, or colleagues outside the university.

Bookmarks

Users can bookmark a specific video or sections of a specific video to view later. LinkedIn Learning also gives user the ability to modify the name of the bookmark or even add a description so they remember why they marked it. Users can also tag videos so they can categorize it for easier look up later.

Search

Look for a specific word (the name of a function in Excel for example) to see which videos contain information needed.

Notebook

Use the Notebook tab in a course to take notes while watching a class. This integrated note taking features time stamps the notes with a specific portion of a video. Notes are automatically saved and when the user reviews the notes, the user will be returned to that portion of the video. Notes can be exported as a .txt file.

Transcript

The search feature looks for a specific word in video transcripts. These transcripts allow users to read along, quickly search, and even allow them to jump to a specific section of the video by clicking on a portion of the transcript. [Hint: Use Ctrl+F or Command+F to search any website.]

Suggested Courses

After watching a course, there will be a section titled Members also Watched showing courses that are related and may be of interest. LinkedIn Learning allows users to define the types videos that might be of interest.

Exercise Files

Download exercise files and follow along with the instructor throughout the course.

Feedback

After finishing a course, users will be given the option to offer course feedback. LinkedIn Learning gives an option to request courses for subjects that people would like to see in the future.

Certificates of Completion

Watch all the videos in a course and receive a certificate of completion. Certificates can be printed, emailed to multiple users, shared on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, and a link is provided to embed in a website.

There’s an app for that!

LinkedIn Learning has free mobile apps for iOS and Android devices to watch LinkedIn Learning on the go. Watching training videos at the gym or while waiting in line really does make time fly!

For additional support, contact the Technology Service Desk at 940-898-3971, servicedesk@twu.edu,techchat.twu.edu, or submit a request through the Technology Service Catalog.

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