Lynda.com links will work differently in LinkedIn Learning depending on how you shared the course, videos, or playlists, and there are different solutions that will ensure your links work after the upgrade.

Sharing a link from your browser’s navigation field

Lynda.com Top of web browser

If you copy a Lynda.com link from your web browser, it will not redirect to LinkedIn Learning and will cease to work on August 14 when the upgrade begins.

To ensure these links continue to work, you may wait until the upgrade is completed on August 16 and simply share a new link from LinkedIn Learning. Then replace the old link with this new one in any course materials or correspondence.

If you need to update a Lynda.com link that was copied from your browser window before August 16, you will have to manually update the URLs by adding ?org=psu.edu. This option will only work until December 31, 2019, at which point Lynda.com links will no longer function in any capacity.

Example

www.lynda.com/Excel-tutorials/Excel-2016-Essential-Training/376985-2.html

Updated to:

www.lynda.com/Excel-tutorials/Excel-2016-Essential-Training/376985-2.html?org=psu.edu

Sharing via Lynda.com’s ‘Share This Course Within Your Organization’ feature

Lynda.com Share Arrow Feature

If you shared a Lynda.com link using this feature (via the share arrow above the video player), it will work, but will not point to the specific content. Instead, it will take you to the associated course overview page in LinkedIn Learning. This will be the case until December 31, 2019. Afterward, Lynda.com links will no longer function in any capacity.

Embedding a Lynda.com video

If you embedded a Lynda.com video, it will not redirect to LinkedIn Learning and that video will not work when the upgrade begins on August 14.

In order for embedded videos to work after the upgrade is complete, you must replace the embed code with code from LinkedIn Learning. After the upgrade, simply log in to LinkedIn Learning then click ‘share’ to copy the highlighted code and paste it over the existing Lynda.com code.

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