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LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

What happened to Lynda.com?

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The Macquarie University Lynda.com has now been migrated to LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning contains the same content as Lynda.com but it will allow a more personalised learning experience. 

You no longer have access to Lynda.com but all your learning activity and history has been transferred to the new platform. If you used Lynda.com through Macquarie University you will have received an email indicating how to activate your LinkedIn Learning account in order to access your history and continue learning. If you have not used Lynda.com before you are able to create a new LinkedIn Learning account.

See the other boxes on this page for more information, or contact us at the Library. 

Logging in for the first time

Lynda.com users 

For students and staff who had an account on Lynda.com your learning activity and history from Lynda.com will be transferred to LinkedIn Learning when you log in for the first time.

If you have previously used Lynda.com you should have received an email to your University email account which contained a link to activate your LinkedIn Learning account.

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You can choose whether you wish to connect your personal LinkedIn account or not at this stage.

If you cannot see an email, don't worry - you can log in like a new user (see below) and your previous Lynda.com history will still be migrated across.

New users

If you have not used Lynda.com before you can easily create a LinkedIn Learning account following these steps:

1. Navigate to https://www.linkedin.com/learning/login

2. Click the link "Sign in with your organization account"

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3. Enter your MQ email address and click "Continue"

4. You will be redirected to the Macquarie University Single Sign On page. Enter your OneID and password and click "Sign In"

5. Follow the prompts to set up and access your LinkedIn Learning account.

Get support

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Click the image to access a helpful course on How to Use LinkedIn Learning.

Feel free to contact us at the Library if you have questions about accessing or using your LinkedIn Learning account. You can also access further help direct from LinkedIn with the following link:

Update your links

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Although your Lynda.com learning history and progress has been migrated to the new LinkedIn Learning platform with your user account, any direct links you have shared or bookmarked have now changed with the migration. Old Lynda.com links will redirect to LinkedIn Learning courses for a limited time, but then will no longer work. Make sure to update any links to videos or courses now that the LinkedIn Learning platform is live!

Connecting your LinkedIn account

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LinkedIn Learning allows you to connect your LinkedIn profile with your Learning account, so you can get more personalised recommendations and share your progress with your networks easily. 

THIS IS COMPLETELY OPTIONAL. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONNECT YOUR LINKEDIN ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO ACCESS AND USE LINKEDIN LEARNING.

If your LinkedIn profile is connected to your Learning account, each time you log in to LinkedIn Learning the platform will check to ensure you have a valid LinkedIn session open. Sign in to LinkedIn Learning with your MQ OneID, as usual. If you are using a device where you are already logged in to LinkedIn, you will be taken straight to your Learning account. If you are not currently logged in to LinkedIn, you will be prompted to enter your personal LinkedIn login details also.

If you would like to connect your LinkedIn profile and LinkedIn Learning account, follow the instructions in this guide.

What's new?

Although the platform and name have changed, the migration from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning will still provide you with the learning experience you are familiar with.

LinkedIn Learning keeps the most quintessential aspects of Lynda.com, with new features exclusive to LinkedIn Learning.
 

What remains the same?

  • Content

The LinkedIn Learning library includes more than 5,000 courses from Lynda.com, with new courses added every week.

  • Data and Progress

Learner data including playlists, account settings and histories are automatically migrated so that learning is not disrupted.

  • Course video page

All the features and functionalities remain the same - including transcripts, exercise files, mobile viewing, bookmarking and practice environments.
 

What has changed?

  • Home page design

LinkedIn Learning has a refreshed, great new interface which is more intuitive to help learners find relevant content and achieve more.

  • Shareable multimedia collections and social curation

Playlists are now known as collections. You can add videos, courses, and custom content of any media format to collections, and view in any order. You can use course "likes" to surface the most relevant or trending content recommendations.

  • Personalised course recommendations

Take data and insights from the LinkedIn network of 546M+ professionals and suggest the most relevant courses or videos based on skills important to a given job function or role. You can add these courses to learning paths or recommend them directly to other learners.