LinkedIn Learning to replace Lynda.com

LinkedIn Learning

What? DIT are upgrading one of the Charles Sturt Learning & Development ApplicationsLynda.com to LinkedIn Learning.

When? 9 July 2019

Why? Lynda.com is now owned by LinkedIn Learning and all organisations are being transferred to the LinkedIn Learning platform. The new platform offers additional features to provide a more personalised experience.

What does the change involve?

As of 9 July 2019 you will no longer be able to access Lynda.com.  Within the upgrade process all your learning activity & history will be seamlessly transferred to LinkedIn Learning.

After the upgrade you will receive an email to activate your LinkedIn Learning account, at which time you will have the option to connect your personal LinkedIn account.  If you don’t have an existing LinkedIn account you can create one, or you can choose to continue without connecting to a LinkedIn account. Access to LinkedIn Learning will be via single sign-on, using your CSU username & password.

What is LinkdIn Learning?

Like Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning is an online subscription library that provides staff & students access to high-quality courses on a wide variety of technologies and disciplines.  It offers recommended learning paths across a range of topics, from Business to Education, Software to Marketing.

How does this change impact me?

If you have used course mapping on Lynda.com you need to do an update with LinkedIn Learning. Please contact Nicole Russell, Strategic Project Officer (FoBJBS) via email nicrussell@csu.edu.au & we can ensure the course mapping is in place at the time of transfer to LinkedIn Learning.

Other than that, there is little impact as the same content as Lynda.com is available in LinkedIn Learning.

How can I utilise course mapping in LinkdIn Learning?

LinkedIn provide a service for course mapping – we send them a list of skills or capabilities and they then map the relevant courses and videos and send this to us in a spreadsheet. It is a great way to cut down time searching and to start putting together collections or learning paths for groups. To get the course mapping completed relevant to your group (staff or students) please contact; nicrussell@csu.edu.au & we can ensure this request is sent to LinkedIn Learning and completed for you.

Exciting stuff! Want to know more?

Find more information at:  https://learning.linkedin.com/cx/upgrading-from-lynda-to-linkedin-learning

Additionally, DIT are running demo sessions prior to the upgrade to provide an overview of the LinkedIn Learning platform, & some of the new features & functions available.

  • Thursday 27 June – 2.30pm to 3.15pm
  • Tuesday 2 July – 11.00am to 11.45am

Calendar appointments for these sessions are available in the Shared Drive:

  • S:\Common\ Temp Folder Less Than 60 Days\DIT Demo Sessions.
  • To add to your calendar, open the appointment and click on Save & Close. Join Bridgit session – LinkedIn Learning (no password).

More information

Alison Foale: afoale@csu.edu.au or x. 19669