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LinkedIn Learning now owns Lynda.com and Lynda.com was migrated to an upgraded platform, LinkedIn Learning. The LinkedIn Learning platform provides the same access to valuable instructional videos through an improved, personalized experience powered by LinkedIn.

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Per our new licensing agreement, only active faculty, staff, and students will have access to LinkedIn Learning moving forward. If you have a specific account question, please contact your local Help Desk.

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Your account was migrated to LinkedIn Learning during the transition. Beginning on October 15, if you do not have an active affiliation with Rutgers as faculty, staff, or student, you will no longer have access to LinkedIn Learning. Prior to October 15, if you wish to save your LinkedIn Learning account information (including your user history and Certificates of Completion), please link your personal LinkedIn profile to your LinkedIn Learning account. We advise that you do this as soon as possible so that you do not lose any previous data once the account is decommissioned.

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When you try logging into Lynda.com following the transition, you will see a “Get Started” button that will take you right to LinkedIn Learning. The screen will then give you the opportunity to connect your LinkedIn Learning account with your LinkedIn profile if you choose. LinkedIn Learning offers additional information on how to log in to your account for the first time.

If you previously accessed Lynda content on your mobile device or tablet via the app, please download the LinkedIn Learning app to replace the Lynda.com app.

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Yes. LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com, and you will have access to all of the same content that was previously available. Additionally, you will now have access to content from other language libraries including German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, and Brazilian Portuguese.

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LinkedIn Learning offers the same courses as Lynda.com with an improved, personalized, and easy to use platform that is powered by LinkedIn. Some new features include:

  • Ability to connect your LinkedIn Learning account to your LinkedIn profile to get relevant and personalized course recommendations based on the skills listed on your profile, skills you’re interested in, or what’s popular for your current role
  • Intelligent search function that pre-populates the search field with top search terms to highlight in-demand courses
  • Social curation that can search for trending content and seek out videos with the most likes
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Your entire Lynda.com history and data was migrated to your new Rutgers LinkedIn Learning account.

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No. LinkedIn profiles are not needed to have access to LinkedIn Learning.

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No. While we recommend connecting your LinkedIn profile to your Rutgers LinkedIn Learning to receive enhanced features and more personalized content recommendations, this is optional. If you change your mind following the transition, you may connect your profile at a later date.

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LinkedIn Learning offers additional instructions on how to connect your LinkedIn profile to your LinkedIn Learning account.

If you have not logged in to your LinkedIn profile in the past six months, the system will direct you to log into it first before moving forward with connecting your profile to your LinkedIn Learning account.

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Connecting your LinkedIn profile will allow for a more personalized learning experience. You will receive course recommendations that are more tailored to your needs based on your professional experience, job title, skills, and industry background listed on your LinkedIn profile. Additionally, you can add any certificates of completion to the certificate section of your LinkedIn profile to showcase your skills.

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A LinkedIn Learning app is available for users on the Google Play Store and the App Store. Learn how to access your Rutgers LinkedIn Learning account from a mobile device.

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Yes, any LinkedIn Learning activity will not automatically show on your LinkedIn profile unless you choose to add a completed course.

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No, your administrator can only see any courses you have completed on your LinkedIn Learning account. The system will not show any activity you do on your LinkedIn profile.

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Yes. Lynda.com links will continue to work until December 31, 2019. After that time, links will no longer redirect to the corresponding content on LinkedIn Learning.  All users are encouraged to update course content as soon as feasible. Please visit the LinkedIn Learning tools tutorial as soon as possible for more information.

Users with large collections of links can take advantage of LinkedIn Learning’s content mapping service by submitting a list of all Lynda.com courses in use. Be advised that this process can take as long as six weeks and still requires manual updates to your course materials or website.

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If you have both an individual subscription and a Rutgers account on LinkedIn Learning, you can switch between the two accounts, and manage how you choose to share your learning activities with your organization. For specific instructions on how to do this, please visit the LinkedIn Learning help page.

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You can take the How to Use LinkedIn Learning course to learn about the updated platform and new features.

For additional help with LinkedIn Learning courses and resources, visit the LinkedIn Learning help page.

If you have Rutgers-specific account questions, please contact your local Help Desk.

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Once you graduate or leave the university, you should download course completion certificates from your learning history by following the steps on the view and download learning certificates of completion page.

Additionally, you can connect your personal LinkedIn account to your LinkedIn Learning profile by following the steps on the connecting your LinkedIn Learning account to your LinkedIn profile how-to article. This will ensure that if you get access to LinkedIn Learning in the future (either with a personal or organization account), your past learning history will be available and that you can also add any certificate of completion to your LinkedIn.com profile.

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