Lynda.com

Access to the LinkedIn Learning platform now active

FOLLOWING THE MIGRATION from the Lynda.com to the LinkedIn Learning platform earlier this week, students and staff can access all content they previously viewed on Lynda.com through LinkedIn Learning.

Access to the service is by university username and password from on-campus and off-campus.

A new entry for LinkedIn Learning has been enabled in the library’s Find Databases service. While staff and students become familiar with the transition, the previous Find Databases listing for Lynda.com has been retained, and updated to indicate that the service is now known as LinkedIn Learning.

In due course, the listing for Lynda.com will be removed from the Find Databases service, but at present the access route provided by both listings is identical.

Library OneSearch contains several thousand records for individual Lynda.com courses. At present, links in these records redirect to the LinkedIn Learning platform. In the event of encountering any access issues when connecting to Linked In Learning from these records, the library recommends first logging in to Linked In Learning (through the Find Databases service). The library will be working with LinkedIn Learning to update these records with persistent new direct LinkedIn Learning links.

LinkedIn Learning

In Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro, a new ‘Recommended resource’ match has been added for LinkedIn Learning. It will appear at the top of a set of search results in response to a search for ‘LinkedIn’, ‘LinkedIn Learning’, ‘Linked In’, ‘Linked In Learning’, ‘Lynda’ and ‘Lynda.com’.

Recommended resource - LinkedIn Learning

Lynda.com migrating to LinkedIn Learning

THE LYNDA.COM ONLINE learning platform is becoming LinkedIn Learning.

As part of the transition to the new platform, Lynda.com will be unavailable today (19 February 2019) for several hours from around 12noon UK time.

A further update will follow once the process has completed, and staff and students are able to access all content they previously access through Lynda.com on the new LinkedIn Learning platform.

LinkedIn Learning

New resource: Lynda.com

Access to the Lynda.com online learning platform has been enabled in the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch. Access to the streaming video content and other materials on the site is by university username and password. An additional one-time registration process (comprising a staff member’s or student’s name and their university email address) is required. The resource is described as follows:

Lynda.com is an online learning platform offering almost six thousand video-based courses covering subjects including: leadership and management, professional development, marketing, finance and accounting, project management, business software, digital literacy, educational and instructional design, writing, IT infrastructure, information management, data science, web development, software development, user experience (UX), web design, game design and development, CAD, graphic design, photography, 3D and animation, art and illustration, audio and music, motion graphic and VFX, and video. Courses are organised into a series of video segments, and come with full transcripts, supporting documentation and downloadable files. Once registered you can follow courses, create playlists, complete assignments, earn certificates and track your personal progress. Content can be accessed on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, and apps are available for Android, IoS and Windows.

In addition, records describing the individual courses on Lynda.com have also been made available in Library OneSearch. Examples include:

Note: A number of the Lynda.com records in Library OneSearch currently show an ‘Image’ rather than an ‘Audio-Visual’ icon, and are incorrectly indexed with this item type. This is due to an inconsistency in the source record set, and will be corrected in LOS shortly.

Design courses on Lynda.com


Signing in to Lynda.com

The Find Databases entry and course records for Lynda.com in Library OneSearch all provide customised deep-links that will automatically route the request through the university’s Single Sign-on service. However, staff members and students accessing Lynda.com outside of Library OneSearch will need to follow one of two different routes to the Single Sign-on page, detailed below:

If you visit the Lynda.com platform directly, after you select the Sign In link (see illustration below), the site will attempt to identify your home institution.

Lynda.com Sign In link

If Lynda.com is able to discern that your home institution is Nottingham Trent University, the prompt screen shown below will display. Select Continue to be forwarded to the university’s Single Sign-on page.

The 'Continue' sign-in screen on Lynda.com

If Lynda.com is not able to identify your home institution, it will offer a range of sign in options (see the illustration below). If this screen displays, choose the Sign in with your organization portal option.

Lynda.com - sign in options

The next screen will ask you to Enter your organization’s URL to log in through their portal (see illustration below). On this screen enter ntu.ac.uk and select Continue to be forwarded to the university’s Single Sign-on page.

Lynda.com - organisational affiliation identifier