LYNDA.COM will become linkedin learning on october 1, 2019

OPLIN/Ohio Web Library — as licensee of for all Ohio libraries — has advised us that will merge into its parent company, LinkedIn, to become LinkedIn Learning on October 1, 2019. All users, including users who access content for free using their Cuyahoga County Public Library card, will be required to have a LinkedIn account to access content in LinkedIn Learning. 

We have created this FAQs page to help our new and current users transition to LinkedIn Learning.  

FAQs Privacy Settings  |  Create a LinkedIn Account  |  Access LinkedIn Learning  |  About LinkedIn Learning for Libraries  


If you already have a LinkedIn account: 

When you go to LinkedIn Learning, you will be prompted to log into your LinkedIn account. After you login to LinkedIn, you will be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN.

If you don't have a LinkedIn account: 

You will need to create one. After completing LinkedIn's introductory set-up, you can use your library card and PIN to access LinkedIn Learning. First name, last name and email address are the only requirements to join LinkedIn. There is no fee to join LinkedIn. 

Is LinkedIn Learning free? 

Yes, access to LinkedIn Learning is free to Cuyahoga County Public Library cardholders. 

How will I access LinkedIn Learning through Cuyahoga County Public Library? 

The same way you have always have. Look for LinkedIn Learning in our Resources menu. We recommend bookmarking the login page. 

Will I be able to access my earned certificates, playlists and previously completed courses? 

Yes, your history — saved learning paths, playlists, certificates earned — will transition over to LinkedIn Learning. 

If you do not want a LinkedIn account, we highly recommend downloading and storing copies of your existing certificates before the transition to LinkedIn Learning takes place on October 1, 2019. Certificates can be accessed from the user menu located at the top right of the page. 

Will I be able to access LinkedIn Learning through the LinkedIn mobile app? 

Yes, but only after you login to your LinkedIn Learning account for the first time. The second time you login onwards you will be able to access LinkedIn Learning through the LinkedIn app. You can download the LinkedIn app for free here.  

Privacy Settings 

When setting up a new account in LinkedIn, all account settings default to permit disclosure of your information and/or email address to other LinkedIn user accounts, as well as third parties. You can choose to not have your profile be searchable on search engines. You can change your settings at any time from your Settings & Privacy page.

We encourage you to read this article by Consumer Reports on how to use LinkedIn's privacy settings.  



About LINKEDIN LEARNING for libraries

To access LinkedIn Learning for Libraries, you’ll require:

  1. A LinkedIn profile: You’ll need a LinkedIn profile to access LinkedIn Learning. Your first name, last name, and email address are the only requirements to create a LinkedIn profile. You’ll have the same controls that all LinkedIn members do, including the ability to set your profile’s public visibility off as soon as you sign up. You can also choose to not have your profile be searchable on search engines. You can change your settings at any time from your Settings & Privacy page.
  2. A Library card and PIN/password.

Check out this helpful website for more information on this upgrade.