Migrating to the new LinkedIn Learning Platform

Announcements, Updates, & Features

Important Announcements & Updates

Get the latest information and announcements regarding UCF's migration to the new LinkedIn Learning platform.

Announcements & Updates

Important Dates

  • August 19, 2019 - Lynda.com will be upgraded to LinkedIn Learning. Linda.com and LinkedIn learning will not be available during this 24 hour period.
  • November 1, 2019 - Center for Distributed learning will search Webcourses@UCF for instances of Lynda.com URLs and replace them with the new LinkedIn Learning URLs.
  • March 31, 2020 - Lynda URLs will automatically redirect until March 31st, 2020, after which they will no longer be valid. Additionally, all users, groups, reports, and saved playlists will automatically be moved to LinkedIn Learning along with all Learner history and activity upon a user’s first-time logging into LinkedIn Learning. Account data will not transfer if a user logs in for the first time after March 31st, 2020.

Discover LinkedIn Learning

Introduction

As you may know, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn and Lynda.com, and has combined the best parts of both platforms into LinkedIn Learning to further the mission of helping professionals be better at what they do.

LinkedIn Learning offers a new, easy-to-use interface, and a range of new features and content while still providing the same Lynda.com content. Please keep in mind that your viewing history, course completions, playlists, and other data will all be migrated to the new platform.

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Benefits of LinkedIn Learning

  • The same, high-quality Lynda content, now more engaging and social
  • More relevant recommendations informed by insights from the LinkedIn network of 575M+ professionals
  • Learning delivered where you are, whether that’s on a mobile device, on LinkedIn, or within Webcourses@UCF
  • Customize existing, pre-built learning paths to recommend a relevant sequence of videos and courses to your learners and help them gain expertise in a given topic.

Exciting new features

  • Personalized course recommendations - Takes the data and insights of the over 575M members of LinkedIn and suggests the most relevant courses or videos based on skills known to be important to a given job function or role.
  • Custom content - Add links to connect your learners to content that lives outside of LinkedIn Learning.
  • Social curation - You can use social curation from course "likes" to surface the most relevant or trending content recommendations.
  • Intelligent search - It's now easier to search and browse courses by prepopulating entries with the most searched words.
  • Collections - Playlists are now known as collections. Admins and learners can add videos, courses, and custom content of any media format to collections and view in any order.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Additional FAQs will be added as we progress into the migration process.

How can I access the LinkedIn Learning?
You can access LinkedIn Learning at https://digitallearning.ucf.edu/linkedin-learning once the migration is complete. You will login using your UCF NID and NID password.

Can I still use the Lynda.com app after the migration?
No. You will need to download the LinkedIn Learning app to replace the Lynda.com app once the migration is complete.

Will I still be able to access my saved playlists?
Yes. Your viewing history, course completions, playlists, and other data will all be migrated to the new platform.

Will saved course and video URLs remain the same after the migration?
No. While the same content found on Lynda.com will be available in LinkedIn Learning, URLs to Lynda.com content will change after the migration. Lynda.com URLs will automatically redirect for a limited time after the migration.

Is my Lynda data coming along with the migration to the LinkedIn Learning platform?
Yes, all users, groups, reports, and playlists will automatically be moved to LinkedIn Learning along with all Learner history and activity upon a user’s first-time logging into LinkedIn Learning. Account data will not transfer if a user logs in for the first time after March 31, 2020.

Do I need a LinkedIn profile to use LinkedIn Learning?
No, A LinkedIn profile/account is not needed to access LinkedIn Learning.

Is the content on LinkedIn Learning the same as on Lynda.com?
Yes, LinkedIn Learning provides access to all of the courses from the Lynda.com library that you know and love.

I have Lynda.com video content embedded in my course, what happens to those URLs after the migration?
Lynda.com URLs will automatically redirect until March 31, 2020, after which they will no longer be valid. On Nov 01, 2019, the Center for Distributed Learning will search Webcourses@UCF and automatically update any old instances of Lynda.com URLs to the new LinkedIn learning URLs. No further action will be required from teaching faculty. If you have any questions about this process or simply wish to learn more, please contact Webcourses@UCF Support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As an instructor, am I allowed to use LinkedIn Learning in my classes?


Instructors at UCF can either assign LinkedIn Learning content to students, or point them to the Lynda.com Online Training Library. Using the playlist feature, instructors can compile playlists of lynda.com courses that they want their students to take, and then share those playlists with their students.

I am looking for specific content, how can I search for this?


Use the search box on the LinkedIn Learning home page to search for specific courses. Click the link to the course you want to explore, and then read the title.

Who can access LinkedIn Learning?


The site license grants access to all active UCF students, faculty, and staff.

Who do I contact for support?


For troubleshooting, see LinkedIn Learning's Frequently Asked Questions. For general inquiries or additional information please contact us at ucflyndacampus@ucf.edu

How long until my session will be timed out?


LLinkedIn Learning session times out after 30 minutes of inactivity.

Is there closed captioning?


Closed captioning is available on newer LinkedIn Learning courses.