Before the Upgrade

There are a few things you should know before the upgrades to LinkedIn Learning in June. Check back here for more news and updates.


Scheduled upgrade on June 17

On Monday, June 17, UBC will be updating its subscription from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning in order to take advantage of the newly-named learning platform. LinkedIn Learning provides the same great Lynda.com content delivered through an intuitive, new learning experience that’s powered by insights from the LinkedIn network.

  • Faculty and staff will continue to have access to Lynda.com up until the upgrade day, Monday, June 17.
  • On Monday, June 17, neither Lynda.com nor LinkedIn Learning will be available.
  • Beginning Tuesday, June 18, faculty and staff will have access to LinkedIn Learning.

If you are a student employee unable to access your learning account after the upgrade, please contact us.

Activating your UBC LinkedIn Learning account

On June 18, faculty and staff can activate their UBC LinkedIn Learning accounts to access the high-quality library of on-demand, expert-led instructional videos and learning.

  • If you have used Lynda.com within the last year, we will automatically upgrade your learning profile, including your learning history, in LinkedIn Learning. Prior to the upgrade, you will receive direct emails with more information from both the UBC HR team as well as from LinkedIn Learning.
  • If you are new to Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning, you can simply log on by visiting this portal on June 18. The homepage will have a spot for you to sign in using your UBC CWL. Using your CWL as authentication, you will then be led through a short series of prompts to create your account.

Tip: When logging in to LinkedIn Learning, we recommend reviewing your Settings & Privacy page so you can view and modify your account information, privacy preferences, ads settings, and communication notifications. See this article: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/66/managing-your-account-and-privacy-settings-overview. Learn more about your privacy settings in this article: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/92055

What you will see:

  1. Go to the UBC LinkedIn Learning portal. Click on the CWL icon.
  2. Enter your UBC CWL credentials to authenticate your profile.

  3. You can choose to connect your UBC LinkedIn Learning account with your personal LinkedIn.com profile, or not. Connecting your accounts is optional. If you change your mind down the road, you can connect/disconnect your accounts at a later time.

Connecting your UBC LinkedIn Learning account to your personal LinkedIn profile

When you are activating your account for the first time, you will be prompted to connect your LinkedIn Learning account to your personal LinkedIn account – this step is optional. You can chose to connect your two account profiles, or not.

If you change your mind, you have the option to connect your profile at a later time. You can also disconnect by following the instructions here.

Benefits of connecting your profile:

  • Easy access directly from LinkedIn.com
  • Experience more personalized learning with recommendations based on your professional profile and what others in your role or industry are learning
  • Keep learning top-of mind with high-quality, expert-led learning recommendations as you scroll down your newsfeed. One click and the course starts playing right in your newsfeed.

What you will see:

  1. Go to the UBC LinkedIn Learning portal. Click on the CWL icon.
  2. Enter your UBC CWL credentials to authenticate your profile.
  3. You can choose to connect your UBC LinkedIn Learning account with your personal LinkedIn.com profile, or not. Connecting your accounts is optional. If you change your mind down the road, you can connect/disconnect your accounts at a later time.
  4. You may get asked to sign in to LinkedIn if you haven’t logged in recently.
  5. You will be asked to confirm your identity, review the privacy policy, and accept to connect your accounts.
  6. You will be prompted to personalize your LinkedIn Learning experience before getting started.
  7. Done!

FAQ

Faculty and staff will continue to have access to Lynda.com up until the upgrade day, Monday, June 17. On the upgrade day, neither Lynda.com nor LinkedIn Learning will be available. As long as there aren’t any major issues leading up to the upgrade, LinkedIn Learning will be available as of Tuesday, June 18.

LinkedIn Learning provides the same great Lynda.com content, however after the upgrade, links and bookmarks will have to be updated.

No, your entire history will be migrated automatically to your LinkedIn Learning account. You will need to log in to LinkedIn Learning in 2019 for this information to remain connected to your profile. If you don't log in at least once this year, your history will be lost.

No, connecting your profile is optional. If you choose not to connect your LinkedIn account, you will create a separate LinkedIn Learning account that is not connected to LinkedIn.com.

If you change your mind, you retain the option to connect/disconnect your profile at a later time.

Under the Faculty & Staff subscription, students are not eligible to access LinkedIn Learning.

Connecting your profile will result in a more personalized learning experience that includes special course recommendations based on your job title, skills, and industry. You are not required to connect your accounts.

Whether or not you have connected your learning account to your LinkedIn.com profile, the following information is part of your learning account:

  • Learning history
  • UBC employee information (name, employee ID, business email, faculty, department, job title, employee group, job function)

This article outlines what information is visible to your organization if you connect your learning account and your LinkedIn.com profile: https://www.linkedin.com/help/learning/answer/71996

If you already have an individual subscription on LinkedIn Learning, you can switch between this account and the UBC subscription, and manage how you choose to share your learning activities with your organization. See this article: https://www.linkedin.com/help/learning/answer/76251

Once you've logged in to LinkedIn Learning, we recommend reviewing your Settings & Privacy page so you can view and modify your account information, privacy preferences, ads settings, and communication notifications. See this article: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/66/managing-your-account-and-privacy-settings-overview.

Learn more about your privacy settings in this article: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/92055