lyndaLibrary is moving to LinkedIn Learning on May 25, 2021
LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com in 2015, and has slowly been moving the service and its features to their platform and brand. The new platform gives you the same great content plus much more – over 16,000 courses in 7 different languages.
You’ll have access to:
A simple login. Enter your library barcode number and PIN. You do not need a LinkedIn profile.
An updated, easy-to-use, intuitive interface.
Your previous course history from lyndaLibrary.com.
What do I need to know about this migration?
We're working with the vendor to make our upgrade from lyndaLibrary.com to LinkedIn Learning as seamless as possible, but you may have some questions during this process, like these:
How do I transfer from lyndaLibrary.com to LinkedIn Learning?
Nothing is required of you to make the transfer. Your user history will move with you—it is tied to your library card. When the upgrade is complete, your user history will be in your new LinkedIn Learning for Library account under your existing library card number and PIN.
What can I expect on the day of the transfer?
On the day of the upgrade (May 25, 2021), you won’t be able to access your Lynda.com profile. Once the upgrade is complete, you will see the link for LinkedIn Learning access on our Digital Library page.
Will my learning history move over to LinkedIn Learning, or will I need two separate accounts for lyndaLibrary.com and LinkedIn Learning?
Most customer accounts will automatically move to a new LinkedIn Learning account, retaining the learning histories and course information.
Please note: Some Winnipeg Public Library lyndaLibrary.com accounts were created with email addresses that do not match our library account records, and unfortunately those accounts will not be moved. Users will of course be able to create a new account in LinkedIn Learning, but course history will be lost.
What support will be available to customers during the upgrade?
Any additional questions should be directed to us through Ask Us or by phone at 204-986-6450.
What do I need to know about LinkedIn Learning?
Is learning content different than lyndaLibrary.com content?
It’s larger! You’ll now have access to the entire library of over 16,000 courses. With lyndaLibrary.com, you had access to 7,000 English courses. LinkedIn Learning includes courses in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese.
Is a LinkedIn profile required to access LinkedIn Learning for Library?
No, you only need a library card number and PIN to access the content. Note: Your learning history will not be available if you change your library card number.
If you have a LinkedIn profile, you can connect your LinkedIn Learning account to it.
If I have a LinkedIn Profile, will it show on my profile when I start or complete a course?
Nothing will appear on your profile unless you proactively share an update on it.
Is there a mobile app?
Yes! Apps are available for both Apple and Android devices. Once you've created your account using a web browser, you will be able to download and log into the app on your device. You'll use your library card number, PIN, and the link provided on our LinkedIn Guide to login.
I can’t remember my library card number or PIN, and am unable to login to LinkedIn Learning. What do I do?
In the event that you’ve forgotten your library card number and PIN, please reach out to us for support. If you are issued a new library card number and PIN, please note that your learning history won’t transfer over.
What if I lose my library card?
After you've activated your account with your existing library card number and PIN, you'll be able to access your Learning account and history, even if you don’t have the physical card. If you lose your library card and are issued a new number from your library, your previous learning history won’t be available under the new library card number and PIN.
What should I know about privacy?
You will only be required to login with your library card number and PIN and will not be identified in any other way. Without identifying you, LinkedIn Learning will make Winnipeg Public Libraries' overall learning data available to your Library for reporting purposes at the aggregate level.
An example of LinkedIn Learning aggregate, non-identifying user data provided to the Library: