LinkedIn Learning for LibraryLinkedIn Learning for Library Laura Solomon (not verified) Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:36
LinkedIn Learning has more than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you and support you as you make progress towards your goal. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator.
Thousands of Courses Available
With a public library card, you can access free training in:
- Creative Inspirations
- Home Computing
- Web & Interactive
- And more!
Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets
- Step-by-step instructions for using the LinkedInLearning app
- Or customize your own from Canva - http://oplin.org/go/LiLcustomflyer
Tutorials and Presentations
- Introducing LinkedIn Learning for Ohio Libraries
- Maximizing Your LinkedIn Learning Partnership to Benefit Your Library
- Passcode for recording is 1#g#BYor
LinkedIn Learning: Librarian FAQsLinkedIn Learning: Librarian FAQs Laura Solomon (not verified) Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:24
- What is the URL for LinkedIn Learning?
- Each library has its own custom link. Your library's new link is https://www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/oh####. ("oh####" will be your library's FSCS number.)
- The LinkedIn Learning app asks patrons for a "Library ID." What is that?
- Using the LinkedIn Learning app is not intuitive. After downloading the app, patrons will click "Sign In" then "Sign in with your library card." They are then asked to "Enter your Library ID." This ID is the library's FSCS number: oh0001, oh0002, oh0003, etc. (To find yours, contact OPLIN Support or look it up on the IMLS website.)
To help your patrons with this process, here is a sample guide, and a version you can customize with your library's particular ID.
- Are there training materials available to help us guide patrons through the new product?
- What we have is linked from the Training section of our site.
- Can patrons still access their old Lynda.com account information?
- Patrons had until May 2022 to activate their LinkedIn Learning for Library account. After May 2022 that historical viewing data was deleted.
- Are there MARC records we can load into our catalog?
- Yes. Contact OPLIN Support to request the new MARC records.
- Does LinkedIn store the library card number and PIN?
- LinkedIn will encrypt and store the library card number for abuse prevention. PINs are not stored.
- Will all the stats and information from Lynda Admin transfer over to LinkedIn Learning?
- Basic usage metrics from July 2019 until Lynda.com became LinkedIn Learning is available from OPLIN's Database Usage Reporting Site. Libraries no longer have access to detailed user learning activity (such as certificates earned) or personally identifiable information (such as email addresses).
- OPLIN pulls only minimal LinkedIn Learning stats from the vendor—a count of videos watched. More usage metrics are available from the LinkedIn Learning admin; to request access to those, contact OPLIN Support.
- I have concerns about the privacy of patron information that is to be shared with LinkedIn.
- Online privacy is important, and it is good for librarians to inform themselves and to help educate their patrons. LinkedIn delayed their launch of LinkedIn Learning for Library so they could address librarians' concerns. The new platform collects no personally identifiable information (PII). More information about LinkedIn's general privacy policies and tools is available from their website.