On Monday, May 6, UFIT will upgrade the Lynda.com service to LinkedIn Learning. The enhanced online learning platform will remain free to all students, faculty and staff with valid GatorLink credentials.
UF joined the “Lynda Campus” enterprise license program in 2011 and leads all universities in the program in total usage, number of users and number of courses accessed. In 2018, 46,781 UF account holders logged in 83,655 times and viewed 33,000 hours of training. Some instructional faculty also utilize Lynda.com course videos in their syllabi.
The LinkedIn Learning platform includes all Lynda.com course content plus an additional 6,000 online skill-building options. LinkedIn Learning also provides personalized course recommendations based on geographic location, job title and interests, as well as the opportunity to have badges and certificate information earned via Lynda/LinkedIn Learning appear on your LinkedIn professional profile. Your account settings and course history will be migrated as part of the platform transition, as will any training bookmarks, exercise files and certificates you’ve downloaded.
After the platform upgrade, anyone who has logged in to Lynda.com in the past year with their GatorLink credentials will receive an email from LinkedIn Learning containing a link and instructions to activate their new account. The process to use your free LinkedIn Learning account requires just a few steps. Users who do not open the email and click the activation link before it expires can visit https://training.it.ufl.edu/linkedin to learn how to activate their free LinkedIn Learning account.
The Lynda.com service will be unavailable on the day of the upgrade. Additional information about the new LinkedIn Learning platform will be posted on UFIT News on May 6. Anyone with questions about this or other technology services at UF can call (352) 392-HELP (4357) or email the UF Computing Help Desk.
Story submitted by Tracy Gale of UFIT