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Lynda.com is being upgraded to LinkedIn Learning

Syracuse University has upgraded your university Lynda.com account to LinkedIn Learning  to help you explore thousands of business, tech, and creative courses to get the skills you need. 

To log in, visit linkedinlearning.syr.edu. Users logging in for the first time will be prompted with the option to link their new LinkedIn Learning account to a new or existing LinkedIn account, which they can create using their NetID@syr.edu email account.

LinkedIn Account Sync Optional

All users are able to sync their LinkedIn Learning account to a new or existing LinkedIn profile. Note, however, that this is optional and not required for access or use a Syracuse University LinkedIn Learning account.

Lynda.com Progress Transfer Required by March 31, 2020

Users who had prior progress or completion of courses in Lynda.com (through lynda.syr.edu) will be able to transfer their efforts to their new LinkedIn Learning account. The option to transfer previous progress, however, will be available until March 31, 2020. 

Logging Into LinkedIn Learning

Active faculty, staff, and students can log into LinkedIn learning by visiting linkedinlearning.syr.edu and logging in with their NetID and password managed at netid.syr.edu. Active users visiting LinkedIn Learning for the first time should simply follow the instructions on the screen to create your account. 

A full user's guide has been provided by LinkedIn Learning - https://learning.linkedin.com/content/dam/me/learning/en-us/pdfs/lil-guide-how-to-use-linkedin-learning.pdf

Note that users attempting to visit the former Lynda.com URL, lynda.syr.edu, will be redirected to the LinkedIn Learning login page. 

Experience the benefits of LinkedIn Learning

Some LinkedIn Learning features will seem familiar. We’ve kept the most quintessential aspects of Lynda.com. Others are new and exclusive to 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
  • All your learning history, account info and certifications will be waiting for you at LinkedIn Learning
  • Learning delivered through instructional videos on any device, on and offline at your convenience

Frequently Asked Questions

Who has access to LinkedIn Learning?

All active students, faculty, and staff can access LinkedIn Learning at no additional cost with their Syracuse University NetID information.

Why did this change occur? 

LinkedIn purchased lynda.com in 2015, and in 2016 Microsoft acquired LinkedIn and decided to rebrand it as LinkedIn Learning. The university has been working with the LinkedIn Learning team over the last several months to help ensure a smooth transfer from lynda.com.

Will lynda.com still be accessible?

No, if you login to lynda.com with your university credentials you will be redirected to LinkedIn Learning.

Will users be able to transfer progress in lynda.com courses to LinkedIn Learning?

Yes, anyone who has completed or started a course in lynda.com will be able to retain any progress they have made.

What if active users have never logged into lynda.com?

Users who never logged into lynda.syr.edu who visit the new location, LinkedIn Learning, will simply login using their NetID and password and following the instruction for first time account setup. 

How long will my lynda.com course progress be available to transfer?

Users who had progress or completion of courses on Lynda will be able to transfer their efforts in their new LinkedIn Learning account. The option to transfer previous progress will be available until March 31, 2020. 

Did the upgrade come with any new features?

Yes! The upgrade allows users to connect their LinkedIn account, which means that any certifications earned will show up on the users LinkedIn profile. 

What happens when a user leaves the University?

Progress on LinkedIn Learning will be preserver, however, users will no longer have access to the Universities iteration of LinkedIn Learning. The user would need to contact LinkedIn Learning directly to discuss having their progress transferred to a personal, non-university account. Additionally, users who synced their progress to their LinkedIn profile should not be distributed. Similarly, users will need to contact LinkedIn Learning directly if they have issues with LinkedIn syncs following leaving the university. 

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Still have questions about LinkedIn Learning?

For support of the information above, contact the ITS Help Desk by calling at 315-443-2677, by emailing help@syr.edu, or by stopping into 1-227 CST.

LinkedIn Learning technical support is also available at the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/help/learning?lang=en

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