Lynda.com is merging into its parent company LinkedIn to become LinkedIn Learning. The library version will become LinkedIn Learning for Library during the first week in May. Defiance Public Library System’s transition is set to take place May 3, and both Lynda and LinkedIn Learning will be unavailable on that day.
What does this mean for you?
1. No user action is required, but some users may want to access their Lynda.com account before the transition to download and save completed certificates. You can find those in the user menu at the top right of the Lynda.com page. During migration, your name will be removed from your certificates. Certificates earned WILL transfer over, but will not display a name, as that information is no longer being collected/saved.
2. After the first week in May, the library will have a new LinkedIn link to replace the Lynda one. You will be able to find that on our website.
3. When you go to LinkedIn Learning for Library, you will enter your library card number and PIN. Much of your history (i.e. certificates earned) should transfer over but saved Learning Paths will not.
4. Your library card is the only connection to your LinkedIn Learning activity. If you lose your card, you can get another, but your LinkedIn Learning history will be lost. Protect yourself by downloading your completed certificates when you earn them. On migration day, both Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning will be unavailable until the migration is complete.
With LinkedIn Learning, you will receive more personalized recommendations for Lynda.com content, suggesting courses and learning paths that are more closely aligned with your career goals and educational interests. A LinkedIn account is not required to use LinkedIn Learning for Library. In fact, the library version will not store your name, your email address, or any other personally identifiable information about you. All activity is tied to your library card number.
Please contact the library if you have any questions.