linkedin learning with lynda

LinkedIn Learning is coming - October 29th 2019

Previously known as Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform that offers training on topics such as software, technology, business, and creative skills. LinkedIn Learning contains the entire Lynda.com library of 10,000+ videos, and is continuing to add 35+ new videos a week.

LinkedIn Learning is available for any active employee or student with a current Langara email address. There is no associated cost with using this service as long as you remain at Langara.

First Time Account Activations:

When first activating your account with LinkedIn Learning, you will be prompted to select one of the following options:

  1. Create a LinkedIn Learning account that is unconnected to a LinkedIn profile;
  2. Create a LinkedIn profile and connect it to your LinkedIn Learning account;
  3. Connect your LinkedIn Learning account to an exisitng LinkedIn profile.

Note:

  • You are NOT required to connect your LinkedIn Learning account with a LinkedIn profile in order to use the service.

FAQs:

How do I log into my new LinkedIn Learning account?

  • When you go to https://linkedin.com/learning/ and select "sign in", you will have the option to sign in with your organization's account. Select this and log in with your Federated ID and password.

Will my learning history from Lynda.com be erased?

  • No! LinkedIn Learning will be migrating over your individual learning history to the new platform, as long as you activate your new account within 1 year of the upgrade.

How long do I have to activate my account after the upgrade?

  • The activation email from LinkedIn will expire after 14 days; if you have not activated your account within this timeframe please contact the IT Service Desk to generate a new activation link. You must activate your account within 1 year of the upgrade for your learning history to transfer over.

Is the content on LinkedIn Learning the same as Lynda.com?

  • Yes, the entire Lynda.com library will be avialable on the LinkedIn Learning platform, with new videos added every week for a variety of subjects.

Will I be able to access Lynda.com on October 28th?

  • No. The service will go down for all Langara users at 12:01 AM on October 28th. The new platform will be available when the migration is complete, within 24 hours. All active users will receive an email with their activation link once the new service is ready.

Lynda.com Information:

Langara has purchased a College-wide subscription to Lynda.com that allows any active employee or student (with a current Langara email address) to access their extensive video library. Lynda.com is accessible 24/7 and there are over 2,000 non-credit instructional videos to choose from. To access Lynda.com and the video library:

On Campus Login Instructions

Internet Explorer

Note: If it is your first time logging in with the new access credentials, you will need to clear your browser history and cookies in order to enter the new Organization URL (www.langara.ca).

  • Go to lynda.com.
  • Click on the Sign In link located at top right-hand corner of the page.
  • Choose the Sign in with your organization portal option
  • Type www.langara.ca into the box that is below the text “Enter your organization’s URL to login through their portal:”
  • In the Authentication Required box, login using your Federated ID and Password.

After your first login with the new credentials, you will not have to login again when using Internet Explorer on a Langara device. Simply visit Lynda.com and you will automatically be logged in to the system. This is due to single sign-on technology that IT implemented in 2014.

Firefox & Chrome

Note: If it is your first time logging in with the new access credentials, you will need to clear your browser history and cookies in order to enter the new Organization URL (www.langara.ca).

  • Go to lynda.com.
  • Click on the Sign In link located at top right-hand corner of the page.
  • Choose the Sign in with your organization portal option
  • Type www.langara.ca into the box that is below the text “Enter your organization’s URL to login through their portal:”
  • You’ll be taken to a Langara login page where you will login using your Federated ID and Password.

Off Campus Login Instructions

All Browsers 

Note: if your browser has saved the Organization URL, you need to clear your browser history and cookies in order to enter the new Organization URL (www.langara.ca).

  • Go to lynda.com.
  • Click on the Sign In link located at top right-hand corner of the page.
  • Choose the Sign in with your organization portal option
  • Type www.langara.ca into the box that is below the text “Enter your organization’s URL to login through their portal:”
  • Login using your Federated ID and Password.