More FAQs about the transition will be added to help make your upgrade as easy as possible. If you have any additional questions in the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I have access to the same content in LinkedIn Learning as I did with Lynda.com?
Yes. LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com and you will have access to content that was previously available through Lynda.com.
Will I lose all of the information in my current Lynda.com account when Penn State upgrades to LinkedIn Learning?
No. Your entire Lynda.com history will be migrated to your LinkedIn Learning account.
Why should I connect my LinkedIn profile to my Penn State LinkedIn Learning account?
Connecting your profile will allow for a more personalized learning experience that includes special course recommendations based on your job title, skills, and industry listed on your LinkedIn profile.
What information will be shared with my employer if I connect my personal LinkedIn profile to my Penn State LinkedIn Learning account?
Learning activity such as courses viewed or completed, profile information like your name, work title, and profile photo and any courses from your personal account that you’ve transferred to your group account. Your employer will not have access to your connections, private messages, any job search activity such as job posts you’ve viewed and any learning courses you’ve viewed in your personal account.
Am I required to have a LinkedIn profile to use LinkedIn Learning?
No. LinkedIn profiles are not needed to access LinkedIn Learning.
Am I required to connect my LinkedIn profile to my Penn State LinkedIn Learning account?
No. Connecting your profile is optional. If you change your mind, you may connect your profile at a later time.
What if I don’t have a LinkedIn account?
You will receive an email with steps to activate your LinkedIn Learning account without a LinkedIn profile when the upgrade occurs. You do not need a LinkedIn account to use LinkedIn Learning, but information is available from LinkedIn to guide you
through the steps of creating one.
Can I continue to use Lynda.com while the upgrade is going on?
Unfortunately, you’ll have to take a small break as Lynda.com will be offline during the upgrade. This is expected to take up to 18 hours. Afterward, we’ll send you an email with steps to activate your new LinkedIn Learning account.
Will you notify me before the upgrade happens?
Your administrator will send out notifications prior to your upgrade date so you have ample time to prepare. However, please note, nothing is needed from you prior to the upgrade.
Can I add my LinkedIn Learning Certificates of Completion to my LinkedIn Learning profile?
Yes. You can add your certificates of completion to the certificate section of you LinkedIn profile to showcase your new skills.