LiL Upgrade

 

Why are we moving from lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning?

lynda.com was acquired by LinkedIn and is now transitioning its partners to their LinkedIn Learning (LiL) platform.  Users will continue to have access to a vast library of digital courses covering a range of topics and now also have options to integrate their access through Mason with their LinkedIn profile.

Interested in learning more about LinkedIn Learning including getting a tour of the new platform?  Watch this getting started video.


What can I expect during and after the upgrade?

During: Access to lynda.com will be unavailable on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. No users will have access to their lynda.com account or its content during this time.  The upgrade can take as many as 18 hours to complete.

After: When the upgrade is complete, a message will be posted at lynda.gmu.edu.  Users will also receive a personalized email from LinkedIn Learning instructing you to activate your account.  Follow the instructions provided to activate your account.

  • Once you account is activated, you can return to lynda.gmu.edu to log in with your Patriot Pass credentials.
  • Your lynda.com activity will be transitioned to LinkedIn Learning during the upgrade.

I have used lynda.com content in my teaching. What does the upgrade mean for my playlists, linked courses and video?

NOTE: When adding a LinkedIn Learning link (course or specific video in a course) to Blackboard or anywhere for Mason users to access, you should append the URL with the following:

&auth=true

For example, if you are trying to link to the following course:

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/requirements-elicitation-and-analysis?u=42290089

The URL would be:

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/requirements-elicitation-and-analysis?u=42290089&auth=true


Have a LinkedIn profile?  You can now link it to your Mason LiL account…

One of the new opportunities with LinkedIn Learning is the ability to connect your Mason LiL account with your LinkedIn profile.  It is not required but will be offered as an option during the activation process.  This convenient guide provides information about this option.


Still have questions?  Contact us at: support@gmu.edu.