How to Integrate LinkedIn Learning (formerly lynda.com) Videos in your Blackboard Course

Please note: Previously created links to lynda.com content will automatically forward users to the content on Linkedin Learning (when available) through the end of 2019. However, links to a specific video inside of a Lynda.com course will only link to the front page of the course in Linkedin Learning. Instructors should update all links as soon as possible.

Option 1

This option allows you to link directly to a specific video or lesson in a larger course.

Step 1

Visit lil.gmu.edu and log in.

Step 2

Find and access the course and optionally the specific video you want to link to.

Step 3

Copy the URL at the top of your browser. At the end of the URL at &auth=true

For example, if the URL in your browser is https://www.linkedin.com/learning/learning-sql-programming/ask-for-data-with-select?u=42290089 the URL you should use will be https://www.linkedin.com/learning/learning-sql-programming/ask-for-data-with-select?u=42290089&auth=true

Step 4

Paste the URL link anywhere in your course in Blackboard. For example, using Build Content > Web Link.

Students will log in with their Mason NetID and Patriot Pass password to access the video. First time users will be asked to activate their account before accessing the video.

Option 2

This option allows you to link to a Linkedin Learning course (but not to a specific video inside an LiL course).

Step 1

In Blackboard, choose any content area (like Course Content).

Step 2

Under Partner Content, choose Content Market.

Step 3

At the bottom of the Content Market page, choose Browse All Content Providers, and choose Linkedin Learning.

Step 4

Browse or search to find the Linkedin Learning course(s) you want to add to Blackboard. Select the checkbox and Submit. Confirm where you want to add the link in your course.

Students will log in with their Mason NetID and Patriot Pass password to access the video. First time users will be asked to activate their account before accessing the video.