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LinkedIn Learning Replacing Lynda as On-Demand Training System in July

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:50

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There will be an extended outage of Lynda On-Demand Training from 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, through midnight on Tuesday-Wednesday, July 9-10. The system will be unavailable during this period, as Lynda is upgraded to LinkedIn Learning, but will return earlier if work is finished ahead of schedule.

LinkedIn Learning merges the best parts of and LinkedIn, providing additional benefits for users, including:

  • Unlimited access to thousands of courses in business, technology, programming, professional development and creative topics
  • Personalized content recommendations based on your skills, job role(s), and interests
  • Collections that you can administer, organize, share, and assign to other learners
  • Convenient access through your web browser or on-the-go with the LinkedIn Learning Mobile App

Beginning July 10, Pitt Users can sign in to LinkedIn Learning through AskCathy or My Pitt. Pitt users with previously active Lynda accounts will receive email with additional information directly from LinkedIn Learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there steps I can take to prepare for the transition?

Yes, in preparation for the transition, you can download the new LinkedIn Learning app from one of the following locations:

Note: Once service is complete, the Lynda mobile app will no longer work.

If I have Lynda content bookmarked are there steps I should take once the transition is complete?

Yes. If you have bookmarked videos or shared playlists containing the Lynda URL, you will want to update them. Links to specific Lynda videos will point to LinkedIn Learning courses that contain the videos.

Will I lose information when my current Lynda account transitions to LinkedIn Learning?

No, most of your history will be migrated to your LinkedIn Learning account.

Will the groups that I set up in Lynda still be available in LinkedIn Learning?

Yes, groups that were set up in Lynda are also available in LinkedIn Learning.

Can I create playlists in LinkedIn Learning?

Yes, playlist creation uses the same process in LinkedIn Learning as it did in Lynda.

As a first time LinkedIn Learning user, do I need to do anything when I sign in?

The first time you sign in, you will step through an easy process to create a LinkedIn Learning profile that personalizes the default video content based on your skills and interests. If you already have a LinkedIn account, you can add your LinkedIn Learning profile to it. If not, you can simply create a LinkedIn Learning account.

Additional details for LinkedIn Learning profiles and LinkedIn account creation information is
available here.

Am I required to connect a LinkedIn Learning profile to my LinkedIn account?

While optional, connecting your profile results in a more personalized learning experience that includes special course recommendations based on your job title, skills, and industry.

Users can add LinkedIn Learning course certificates to their connected LinkedIn account.

Where can I learn more about LinkedIn Learning?

For more information visit the LinkedIn Learning and the LinkedIn Learning upgrade pages.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) if you have any questions regarding this announcement.