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Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning2021-04-09T10:23:26+00:00

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 LYNDA.com is now LinkedIn Learning

Lynda.com has a new name and look, but GVPL patrons can still access all the same free online professional and personal development resources, plus new courses.

GVPL’s Lynda.com account has been transitioned to LinkedIn Learning. Lynda.com has been part of LinkedIn since 2015 and has been slowly transitioning the service to its platform.

As a LinkedIn Learning user, you have access to all the same resources that were available through Lynda.com, plus additional courses. Have questions? We can help. GVPL staff is available to assist. Call our Customer Service Line at 250-940-4875 or contact us.

Why did the change happen?

LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com in 2015 and has slowly been transitioning the service and its features to their platform and brand.

What changes occurred?

Just like Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning is free for all GVPL library cardholders. All of your favourite courses are still available, plus access to more courses.

With Lynda.com users only had access to 7,000 English courses. LinkedIn Learning for Library includes courses in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese. LinkedIn Learning functions much like Lynda.com, with a couple of notable changes, for example, Playlists have become Collections. If you have questions or need help, GVPL staff is available to assist. Call our Customer Service Line at 250-940-4875 or contact us.

Do I need to have a LinkedIn account to use LinkedIn Learning?

You need a GVPL library card and PIN number to access content. While you do not need a LinkedIn account, you will need to create a LinkedIn Learning profile.

How do I transfer my learning history from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning?

When you first access LinkedIn Learning, you will need to log in with your library card number and PIN. You will then be asked to create a LinkedIn Learning profile. If you use the same library card as you used for Lynda.com, your learning history will migrate to LinkedIn Learning. Please note that the transfer process of your learning history could take a few days.

Where can I go for help with LinkedIn Learning?

If you’ve not seen it, the LinkedIn Learning tutorial may answer many of your questions. And if you still have questions or need help, GVPL staff is available to assist. Call our Customer Service Line at 250-940-4875 or contact us.

OPEN LinkedIn Learning

This Digital Collection is a third-party service hosted in the U.S. or in another location outside Canada. Creation of a user account may store limited Personal Information (email address, password, library barcode and password, and the date of your last login) on a server stored outside Canada. Upon account creation, you are consenting and become subject to the privacy policy of the service provider. GVPL encourages patrons to review all third-party privacy policies and statements to protect their personal information.

Where other (third-party) organizations require personal information in order to provide services on behalf of the Library, the Library makes reasonable efforts to obtain commitments from such organizations that they treat the personal information in compliance with FIPPA and this policy. However, once information is in the hands of other organizations, it is beyond the Library’s control, and the Library cannot be accountable for the use, or further disclosure, of that information.

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