Several years ago, LinkedIn, the professional-networking juggernaut, bought Lynda.com, the online-learning platform (available to all St. Edward’s students, faculty and staff with their university accounts).
It made sense, of course, to marry job-searching with learning the skills you need to excel in that job. Now, though, a change is coming.
On Tuesday, Jan. 29, our instance of Lynda.com will be upgraded to LinkedIn Learning. (Note: On that date, Lynda.com will be unavailable for everyone at St. Edward’s.) When you log in again Wednesday, Jan. 30, or after, you’ll notice the new LinkedIn Learning experience.
Mostly, this change is cosmetic—a new logo here, a cleaner look and feel there. But how you use the platform will be different, so we’ve compiled a rundown of what you need to know.
What’s Staying the Same
Any videos you've watched, courses you've completed or playlists you've created will remain unchanged.
All existing Lynda.com content will continue as before.
When the upgrade is complete, you can pick up right where you left off with any in-progress training.
After the upgrade, you’ll have the chance to connect your St. Edward’s LinkedIn Learning account with your personal LinkedIn profile.
Connecting the two allows for more personalized video and course recommendations, based on your skills, interests and field.
You don’t have to connect the two, but we’ll post further instructions on connecting (and what that means for your two accounts) closer to the upgrade date.
All the courses you love will stay the same, but they will have new URLs. You’ll need to update bookmarks after the upgrade.
To sum it all up, everything you loved about Lynda.com will live on, just under a new name. The updated experience will have some new functionality, courtesy of LinkedIn, that you can choose to use or not. And there’s no need to panic, though you will need to pause your learning for a day on Jan. 29.
Thanks for your patience as you pardon the mess. We’ll see you in LinkedIn Learning. In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can let us know by submitting a case.