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Lynda.com Upgrading to LinkedIn Learning

For several years, Georgetown University Library has provided the Georgetown community with access to Lynda.com content. In 2015, LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com as a part of an initiative to support professionals more holistically. A new user interface, LinkedIn Learning, seamlessly incorporates Lynda.com content into the LinkedIn platform.

Improvements

  • Lynda.com content
    • All Lynda.com content is being moved to the new platform
    • Users will be able to pick up in LinkedIn Learning where they left off in Lynda.com
  • Personalized learning experience
    • Users have the option to connect their LinkedIn account for a personalized learning experience
    • Data and insights from over 575M LinkedIn members and suggest the most relevant courses or videos based on the skills known to be important to a given job function or role
  • Social learning
    • Share growth with LinkedIn network and use social curation to see the most relevant or trending content 
    • Engage with other learners taking courses as well as the course instructors

Linking your account

After the upgrade, each user at Georgetown University will have the choice to connect their Learning Profile with their LinkedIn Member Profile.This option is not a requirement.

Additionally, every user has control over their privacy and the information they choose to share on their LinkedIn Profile.  This can be reviewed, and updated via Setting and Privacy on their LinkedIn Profile Page.

The Georgetown University Library's licensing agreement with LinkedIn Learning specifies that only current faculty, students, and staff are able to access the system. 
Many public library systems, like the DC Public Library and Arlington County Public Library, provide their residents with free access to Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning. It's definitely worth visiting your public library's website to see what type of online learning resources they provide.
 
For more information about subscribing to LinkedIn Learning or obtaining a free trial, you can also visit https://www.linkedin.com/learning/subscription/products