LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.con content

MTSU students, faculty, and staff have access to the online training video library, LinkedIn Learning. Tutorials are available for thousands of writing, publishing, graphic design, animation, and audio/video programs; career fields like marketing, filmmaking, game creation, IT security, and web design; and even job skills such as time management, and project coordination.  So whether for classroom assignments or personal and professional development, you can learn with LinkedIn Learning

Accessing LinkedIn Learning with your MTSU account

  1. Log in to the access portal at: https://portal.office.com/myapps. Once the page loads, you will see the Office 365 sign-in page.
  2. Faculty/Staff: Under “Work / School Microsoft Account” credentials enter your FSA username@mtsu.edu. (For example, if you sign in to your work computer with the FSA username jjones, then you would enter jjones@mtsu.edu.) Then type in your FSA password.

    Students: Under “Work / School Microsoft Account” credentials enter your MTMail username@mtmail.mtsu.edu. Then type in your MTMail password.
  3. Click the Sign-in button. *If you are prompted to choose a Work, School, or Personal account, then please choose “Work or School.”
  4. From here, click on the Linkedin Learning tile (if you do not see it, click “Explore all your apps” and scroll down to “Other”) where you will be signed into Linkedin Learning.

The first time you sign in to your account, you will be asked if you wish to connect your Linkedin Learning account to your Linkedin account or continue without connecting your Linkedin account. We recommend you “continue without connecting my LinkedIn account” and then do it later if you wish to have personalized course suggestions.

If this is your first time signing in, read these instructions.

You can also sign into Linkedin Learning the following ways:

  1. By clicking on the link in the email that was sent to you when the upgrade was completed.
      Or
  2. You can go directly to Linkedin Learning

Click here for more information on connecting your Linkedin profile (pdf)

Accessing Linkedin Learning via the Linkedin Learning app

  1. iOS app – download the app from the Apple Store
    1. Choose “Sign in with your organization portal”
    2. Enter your FSA username@mtsu.edu (staff and faculty) or username@mtmail.mtsu.edu (students) in the space where it says “Enter your organization’s name or domain” and click on “Sign in with your organization portal” and click next
    3. Click “Continue” this will launch your browser to complete authentication with your organization
    4. Enter your FSA password
    5. If you have your Linkedin Learning account connected to your Linkedin account, you will need to sign in using your personal Linkedin credentials at this time.
  2. Android app – download the app from Google Play
    1. Choose “Sign in with your organization portal”
    2. Enter your FSA username@mtsu.edu (staff and faculty) or username@mtmail.mtsu.edu (students) in the space where it says “Enter your organization’s name or domain” and click on “Sign in with your organization portal”
    3. Click “Continue” this will launch your browser to complete authentication with your organization
    4. Choose your sign-in account
    5. Enter your FSA password
    6. If you have connected your Linkedin Learning account to your Linked in account, you will need to sign in using your personal Linkedin credentials at this time.

FAQ

"My playlists don't work anymore for my students" or students are receiving an "Oops it's not you. It's us . . ." Message

Playlists FAQ screenshotOne big change from Lynda to LiL is that people can no longer share playlists that they have created unless they are a sub-admin of the system and created it under Collections. They can still share individual videos, but they will need to be made sub-admin in order to share a playlist (now known as Collections). We are looking at ways to make all instructors sub-admins, but until then, they can request this through a work order assigned to Alana Johnson. Unfortunately they also have to recreate the playlist.

Here is how to create a collection, once they have admin permissions:
  1. Sign in to LiL and click on “Go to Admin” on the upper right
  2. Click on “Content” in the menu at the top of the screen
  3. Click on “Collections” just below the top menu
  4. Click on “Create new”
  5. Once you have created your collection and added the videos, you can click on ellipses (More actions) and recommend or get a shareable link. 

Links to my Lynda videos in D2L are broken or not getting redirected to LinkedIn Learning

LiL did not place redirects on the videos from Lynda. Unfortunately that means that links in D2L need to be manually updated.

Here is how to update links in D2L

  1. First you must find the link that you want to change and hit the dropdown to the right of the link. Choose “Edit Link”
    LiL vide FAQ 1
  2. Second, you have to replace the link with the new LinkedIn Learning url.LiL vide FAQ 2

I can't find the LinkedinLearning tile in Office 365

We have added the tile as an Admin selected app or they can see various ways to log in above

To find the Linkedin Learning app in Office 365

  1. Sign in to office.com
  2. Click on the tiles icon in the upper left hand corner (Access your Office 365 apps)
  3. Click on “All apps”
  4. Click on Linkedin Learning under “Admin selected apps” or to pin the app, hover over Linkedin Learning, click the 3 dots on the right and select “Pin to launcher”

When I sign into my LinkedinLearning account, it asks me to sign in again and when I put in my MTSU credentials again it doesn't work

It sounds like you connected your Linkedin Learning account to your personal Linkedin account after the migration from Lynda to Linkedin. If you have done this, you will have to enter your personal Linkedin credentials at the Linkedin login page after you have signed in with your MTSU credentials.

Lil login FAQ

Do I have to connect my account to Linkedin or what if I connected my account and I don't want it connected anymore?

We recommend that you do not connect your account because it can be very confusing to people while logging in, as it does ask for your personal Linkedin credentials every time you log in. Also, once the account is connected, it is difficult to undo it at this time and requires either contacting Linkedin or an administrator removing your license.

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