LinkedIn purchases Lynda.com; unlimited access to video training to continue through LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn has purchased Lynda.com, the video training site. Case Western Reserve University community members will continue to have the same unlimited access through the university, at no additional cost, under the new name of LinkedIn Learning.

The CWRU portal to Lynda.com will be closed for up to 18 hours to allow for the transition, which is scheduled to be completed Thursday, Aug. 8. Registered users at CWRU will receive a notification email from LinkedIn Learning two days before the upgrade, as well as a welcome email when the site reopens.

To use the site, users will need to register with a LinkedIn account or sign up for a new LinkedIn Learning account. Access will still be behind the CWRU Single Sign-On log-in.

Saved content, “my videos” tracking and other key usage/reporting features maintained for individual accounts will remain intact and up-to-date for all current users after the transition is completed. The upgraded site will contain the same content from Lynda.com, with a new interface and suite of tools from LinkedIn.

For assistance with any technology product or service at Case Western Reserve University, contact the [U]Tech Service Desk at help@case.edu or 216.368.HELP (4357) or visit help.case.edu. For technical issues with the LinkedIn Learning platform following the transition, contact LinkedIn Learning support.