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Lynda.com transitions to LinkedIn Learning

Lynda.com, an e-learning and training website for software, technology, business, and creative skills, is rebranding as LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn acquired the service in 2015 and is now moving to make valuable feature upgrades in addition to rebranding. Lynda.com is currently available to Queen’s faculty, staff, and students with a valid NetID. It will remain so after the transition to LinkedIn Learning is complete. 

What does this mean for me? 

On Aug. 7, 2019, the Lynda.com platform will be upgraded to LinkedIn Learning. In preparation for the upgrade, users of Lynda.com will receive an email in mid-July, advising of the transition and what this means for you. Once the upgrade is complete, you will receive an email directly from LinkedIn Learning with an activation link.  When that email arrives, use the link to activate your new LinkedIn Learning account for an enhanced user experience that features instructional content relevant to your professional interests and goals.  

If you are not currently using Lynda.com but would like to ensure that you are included in the migration and receive important communications about the upgrade, make sure you log into Lynda.com using your netID and password before July 5, 2019. 

What will happen to my Lynda.com data? 

When a Lynda.com user migrates from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning, all their Lynda.com data (such as learning activity) will be transferred to their new LinkedIn Learning account. After the migration, your Lynda.com account will not be accessible, and all learning will occur within the LinkedIn Learning platform. However, since LinkedIn Learning contains the full Lynda.com content library, you’ll be able to pick up your learning right where you left off. 

LinkedIn Learning combines Lynda.com’s high-quality courses with insights from LinkedIn data to provide you with personalized course recommendations based on your current job, skills, and interests.  

How can I get help? 

To find out more about the upgrade, visit https://www.queensu.ca/lynda. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you are unsure how to access Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning, please contact the IT Support Centre at 613-533-6666 or by filling out the Online Help Form.