Lynda.com, the video training site, was purchased by the social media company LinkedIn. CWRU community members will continue to enjoy the same unlimited access through the university, at no additional cost, under the new name of LinkedIn Learning.
During the week of August 5, 2019, the CWRU portal to lynda.com will be closed for up to 18 hours to allow for the transition. Currently registered users at CWRU will receive the following communications from LinkedIn Learning concerning the transition:
- An initial email when the exact date is finalized — will be sent within the next week
- A notification email of when the closure is beginning — will be sent when the 18-hour window starts
- A welcome email — will be sent when the site reopens
To use the site, users are required to register with a LinkedIn account or sign up for a new LinkedIn Learning account. Access will still be behind the CWRU Single Sign-On log-in.
Saved content, "my videos" tracking and other key usage/reporting features maintained for individual accounts will remain intact and up-to-date for all current users after the transition is completed. The upgraded site will contain the same content from lynda.com with a new interface and suite of tools from LinkedIn.
For assistance with any technology product or service at Case Western Reserve University, please contact the [U]Tech Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org / 216.368.HELP (4357) or visit help.case.edu. For technical issues with the LinkedIn Learning platform following the transition, please contact LinkedIn Learning support.