LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda.com)

     

On July 15th we upgraded your Lynda.com account to LinkedIn Learning to help fuel your lifetime of learning and professional development.

Find details about the upgrade below and answers to FAQs in the sidebar. 

If you have any additional questions, please email Shirley Giraldo, Informal & Social Learning Lead, at shirleyg@berkeley.edu


Welcoming users to LinkedIn Learning (for upgrading Lynda.com users)

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New Look, Same Content

LinkedIn Learning offers the same high-quality library of on-demand, expert-led instructional videos as Lynda.com.

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Personalized Learning

LinkedIn will tailor your experience with trending skills in your field based on your likes and what your colleagues are watching (if you connect your Linkedin profile).

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Flexible Learning

Watch instructional videos on any device, on and offline at your convenience.

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Automatic Carryover

Your Lynda.com learning history, account info and certifcations will be waiting for you in LinkedIn Learning.

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User Friendly

Find and view content more quickly and easily with an improved interface.

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Q&A

Have other viewers respond to a question you ask about course content (if you connect your Linkedin profile).

Did you Know?

LinkedIn Learning offers more than 5,000 on-demand courses on business, creative, and technology skills and you get to access it for free as a UCB staff member.

Upgrade FAQs

Why did we upgrade to LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com and is evolving Lynda.com to enhance the user experience through LinkedIn Learning.

How do I access and activate my LinkedIn Learning account?

You can activate your LinkedIn Learning account from the UCB specific link- https://lnkd.in/dTMe4-k; the general link- linkedin.com/learning or through the LinkedIn Learning Mobile app for iOS and Android. Connecting your personal LinkedIn profile is completely optional. 

PS - If you bookmark Lynda.com you may want to update your bookmark to LinkedIn Learning.

What if I don’t have a personal LinkedIn profile can I still use LinkedIn Learning through UCB?

Yes. You can activate your LinkedIn Learning account without a LinkedIn profile. You do not need a LinkedIn account to use LinkedIn Learning via UCB, but information is available from LinkedIn to guide you through the steps of creating one as an option.

Do I need to connect my LinkedIn profile to my UCB LinkedIn Learning account?

No. Connecting your profile is optional. If you change your mind, you may connect your LinkedIn profile at a later time. 

What are the benefits of connecting my personal LinkedIn profile to my UCB LinkedIn Learning account?

If you connect your UCB LinkedIn Learning account to your personal LinkedIn profile this will allow you to have a more personalized learning experience that includes course recommendations based on the job title, skills, and industry listed on your LinkedIn profile. With a connected profile you can also ask and answer questions about course content with other users.

What information will be shared with UCB if I connect my personal LinkedIn profile to my UCB LinkedIn Learning account?

UCB will not have access to your private LinkedIn activity (e.g. connections, private messages, any job search activity such as job posts, etc). LinkedIn profile information like your name, job title, and profile photo and any courses from your personal LinkedIn Profile will be shared with UCB if you connect your LinkedIn profile to your UCB LinkedIn Learning account.

I don't want to connect my LinkedIn Profile to my UCB LinkedIn Learning account. How can I avoid connecting my LinkedIn profile to my UCB LinkedIn Learning account?

After you click the activation link, and log-in with your CalNet credentials, select the option that says "Connect without LinkedIn" instead of "Connect my LinkedIn Account."

Do I have access to the same content in LinkedIn Learning as I did with Lynda.com?

Yes. LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com and you have access to content that is available through Lynda.com.

If the content is the same - what’s changed?

You’re now be able to access the same quality content with an enhanced user interface, and multi-language options. You can also access personalized learning and the ability to ask and answer questions about course content if you connect your Linkedin profile to your UCB LinkedIn Learning account.

Do I have access to all of the information in my previous Lynda.com account after UCB upgraded to LinkedIn Learning?

Yes. Your entire Lynda.com history has been migrated to your LinkedIn Learning account.

Can I add my LinkedIn Learning Certificates of Completion to my LinkedIn Learning profile?

Yes. You can still add your certificates of completion to the certificate section of your LinkedIn profile to showcase your new skills.