LinkedIn Learning Upgrade was Upgraded to LinkedIn Learning on Monday, July 15, 2019


LinkedIn Learning Stacked LogoWe are excited to announce that, Kent State's free learning and development platform, was upgraded to LinkedIn Learning on Monday, July 15, 2019! As you may know, LinkedIn acquired, and has combined the best parts of both platforms into LinkedIn Learning to further the mission of helping professionals be better at what they do.

LinkedIn Learning offers a new, easy-to-use interface, and a range of new features and content while still providing the same content. It is an online training library that has over 13,000 courses covering business, technology, and creative topics. LinkedIn Learning is designed for all levels of learners. These videos are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can even be viewed on your mobile device.


Please be aware that on the day of the upgrade will be unavailable for the entire day while the transition to LinkedIn Learning takes place.


What to Expect

You can expect continuous updates and enhancements to the product and its learning content. Some LinkedIn Learning features will seem familiar as they have kept the most quintessential aspects of Other features are new and exclusive to LinkedIn Learning.


  • The same, high-quality content, now more engaging and social
  • Unlimited access. Choose from more than 13,000 video tutorials covering business, creative and
    technology topics.
  • Personalized recommendations. Explore the most in-demand skills based on your experience.
  • Expert instructors. Learn from industry leaders, all in one place.
  • Convenient learning. Access courses on your schedule, from any desktop or mobile device.
  • Helpful resources. Reinforce new knowledge with quizzes, exercise files and coding practice windows
  • A seamless mobile app experience

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have access to the same content in LinkedIn Learning as I did with

Yes. LinkedIn acquired and you will have access to content that was previously available through

Will I lose all of the information in my current account when Kent State upgrades to LinkedIn Learning?

No. Your entire history will be migrated to your LinkedIn Learning account.

Can I continue to use while the upgrade is going on?

Unfortunately, you’ll have to take a small break as will be offline during the upgrade. It is expected to be offline the entire day on July 15.

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

Links to videos within Blackboard Learn courses will continue to function until the end of December; however, you will receive additional information on how to ensure these videos remain available in the long-term. Your local course support will assist you with this process.

Why should I connect my LinkedIn profile to my Kent 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 Kent 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.

When I sign into my Linkedin Learning account, it asks me to sign in again and when I put in my Kent State 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 Kent State credentials.

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.

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.