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Lynda.com - Welcome

The Sign-in process for Lynda.com has changed!

What does this mean?

  • The Lynda.com URL has changed (further information below)
  • Future seamless integration between MyUC / Moodle and Lynda.com where the user will only need to log in once.
  • Ease of access to Lynda.com material linked in your Moodle sites
  • For further help to access Lynda.com or to learn more about this online resource, please see the tabs below in the Lynda.com Login Guide

*Please note:

  • All existing Lynda.com accounts that are not accessed through UC's Single Sign on Engine will be removed from UC's Lynda.com subscription by the end of Semester 1, 2017 (for more information regarding this change please see the tab below 'Do you have an existing Lynda.com account')

 

STAFF HELP - please click here

STUDENT HELP - please see below:

Signing in


How to login to Lynda.com

This guide will assist current UC staff and students to register and login to Lynda.com. Existing Lynda.com subscribers will also be able to use this guide however please pay close attention to step (#4).


Steps to login:

  1. Click on the  Register/Login  button which will redirect you to UC's Single Sign On page.
  2. Enter your User ID and password (the same ID and password that you use to login to MyUC)
  3. Choose your information release settings (if this option is available)
    • The next two steps (4 & 5) refer to those who have not logged into Lynda.com through UC's Single-Sign-On engine for the first time.
  4. Did you have an existing account prior to the SSO migration?* - search for and migrate your existing account to your new SSO account. If not you can continue to the next step after answering "no, I have never had an account"
  5. Complete your Lynda.com profile
  6. Start your Lynda.com journey.

*All Lynda.com accounts that are not accessed through UC's SSO engine will be removed by the end of Semester 1.

Further explanation of each of the above steps are listed below with images:


(1.) Click on the  Register/Login  button which will redirect you to UC's Single Sign On page.

(2.) Enter your User ID and password (the same ID and password that you use to login to MyUC)




(3.) Choose your information release settings

Acknowledge and confirm your information release settings. (Do not see this page? this may be due to you previously accepting your information release settings when logging into the SSO engine previously. If you have any concerns please contact servicedesk@canberra.edu.au


This image shows the information release settings for U C S S O page

 

(4.) Did you have an existing account prior to the SSO migration? - search for and migrate your existing account to your new SSO account


 


(5.) Complete your Lynda.com profile

You will then be asked to complete your profile by applying additional attributes to your profile. This will help us to better understand the usage of Lynda.com by our UC patrons.



(6.) Start your Lynda.com journey.

Once you have created a profile, you will need to login to Lynda.com using your username and password to access training videos. (You can direct your students to the Lynda.com Library Guide for login information)

Register/Login

Do you have an old Lynda.com account with UC

If you have previously logged into Lynda.com via UC's subscription before January 2017 and have not yet migrated your account to the Single-Sign-On (SSO) engine, the following information is important: 

All Lynda.com accounts within the University of Canberra's subscription that have not been authenticated in the new SSO will be removed by the end of Winter Semester, 2017 from the University of Canberra's Lynda.com subscription.

If you are a previous student and/or staff member and would like to continue to use your Lynda.com account with your own personal subscription and wish to migrate your playlists and certificates across, please contact Lynda.com support https://www.lynda.com/support/contact and they will be able to migrate your old UC account history to your new Lynda.com subscription.

Staff guide

Want to include some Lynda.com resources within your Learn Online site?

The link below will redirect you the Lynda.com Staff guide in Moodle:

Staff Help 

Share a Lynda.com resource


How to share Lynda.com resources with other UC Students and UC Staff

 

This guide will assist you to share direct links to Lynda.com resources with other UC students and staff.

It is almost as simple as copying and pasting from the browser search bar, however there is one additional step to ensure that users can be authenticated via UC's Single-Sign-On engine and view the resource directly.

* Unfortunately at this stage, you are unable to embed a Lynda.com video in a Moodle site or Mahara page


Steps to share links to Lynda.com resources with other students and staff:

 

  1. Search for the Lynda.com resource that you would like to share.
  2. Click on the 'Share icon' 
  3. Copy the URL in the box 'Share this course within your organisation' (you should notice ?org=canberra.edu.au appended to the end of the URL)
  4. Share the link in an email, sms, etc. (Staff: need help to add a link to your Moodle site? click here)

 


This image is the first step in showing how to share a link to a Lynda.com resource

 

 



This image shows staff how to share a Lynda.com resource  U R L

Access Lynda.com on your mobile

Lynda.com on your mobile device?

This guide will assist users to access Lynda.com on their mobile devices as well as assisting users to install a Lynda.com App on other devices.


Lynda.com's app:

Lynda.com has a convenient app that you can install on your personal device to for convenient access to Lynda.com resources. For further information please see: https://www.lynda.com/apps

 

Logging into Lynda.com's app via UC's single-sign-on engine (Images shown at the bottom of this guide):

Logging into the Lynda.com app is slightly different to how you would usually log in through UC's single-sign-on engine.

  1. Open the Lynda.com app on your mobile device
  2. Click on the 'Already a member' button
  3. On the login screen, click on the 'Organisation' tab located near the top of the page
  4. Scroll down to 'Web Portal' and enter in canberra.edu.au and click 'Log in'
  5. Follow the general steps of logging in to Lynda.com through UC's SSO (steps shown below images)

 

Logging into Lynda.com's app via UC's single-sign-on engine - In Images

Steps 1 & 2:

 

 

Step 3 & 4:

 

Step 5: After Steps 1 - 4 you should be redirected to UC's Lynda.com SSO page:

 

You should now be redirected the UC's Lynda.com SSO page. The steps to log in from here are the same as if logging in through a browser and are listed again, below:

  1. Enter your User ID and password (the same ID and password that you use to login to MyUC)
  2. Choose your information release settings (if this option is available)
    • The next two steps (4 & 5) refer to those who have not logged into Lynda.com through UC's Single-Sign-On engine for the first time.
  3. Did you have an existing account prior to the SSO migration?* - search for and migrate your existing account to your new SSO account. If not you can continue to the next step after answering "no, I have never had an account"
  4. Complete your Lynda.com profile
  5. Start your Lynda.com journey.