Lynda.com Link Redirects

Direct links to Lynda.com content should be reviewed to confirm that they redirect properly to LinkedIn Learning. Please see the information below about action steps needed by type of Lynda.com link. Some action may need to be taken before or soon after the scheduled upgrade on July 10, 2019. In some cases, action may not be needed until a later time, but before Northeastern’s Lynda.com instance is officially retired on December 31, 2019.

Link Redirect Scenarios

1. Link to a Lynda.com course using the Blackboard course tool

Post-Upgrade, Link Directs To: LinkedIn Learning course

Example Link/Notes: From your Blackboard course you would have added a Lynda.com course using Build Content>Lynda.com Course

Action Needed: None prior to the upgrade. After the upgrade, you should plan to update the Blackboard integration using the LinkedIn Learning Partner Connect integration in Blackboard or by linking to LinkedIn Learning URL, before December 31, 2019.

 

2. Organization specific URL to a Lynda course (ends in org=neu.edu)

Post-Upgrade, Link Directs To: LinkedIn Learning course

Example Link: https://www.lynda.com/Excel-tutorials/Excel-Tips-Weekly/363001-2.html?org=neu.edu

Action Needed: None prior to the upgrade. After the upgrade, you should plan to update the Lynda URL to the LinkedIn Learning URL before December 31, 2019.

 

3. Organization specific URL to a Lynda video (ends in org=neu.edu)

Post-Upgrade, Link Directs To: LinkedIn Learning course *Direct links to videos will be redirected to the course, not the exact video

Example Link: https://www.lynda.com/Excel-tutorials/Using-list-boxes-combo-boxes-facilitate-forms-creation/363001/420933-4.html?org=neu.edu

Action Needed: To direct learners to the single video, you should plan to replace the Lynda URL with the LinkedIn Learning URL after the upgrade.

 

4. Generic Lynda URL to a course

Post-Upgrade, Link Directs To: Lynda Course

Example Link: https://www.lynda.com/Excel-tutorials/Using-list-boxes-combo-boxes-facilitate-forms-creation/363001/420933-4.html

Action Needed: After the upgrade, Lynda.com will no longer be accessible. To prepare for the migration, you should replace generic links with the organization-specific URLs to automatically redirect to the LinkedIn Learning course (see no. 2 above).

 

5. Generic Lynda URL to a video

Post-Upgrade, Link Directs To: Lynda Video

Action Needed: After the upgrade, Lynda.com will no longer be accessible. To prepare for the migration, you should replace generic links with the organization-specific URLs to automatically redirect to the LinkedIn Learning course (not video) after the upgrade. Then, see no. 3 above.

 

Notes

Keep these things in mind as you consider Lynda.com link changes.

Links to Videos Will Now Link to Courses

Links to videos will redirect the learners to the LinkedIn Learning course that video was from, but not to the specific video. 

Update Links by the Deadline

All Lynda.com links should be updated to LinkedIn Learning links before December 31, 2019. After this date, Lynda.com links may not redirect as the Lynda.com platform is planned to retire then.

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