Harvard didn't switch our online learning service. Lynda.com was acquired by LinkedIn in 2015. Over the last few years, LinkedIn has been working on re-branding the Lynda service as "LinkedIn Learning" and Harvard's account has been converted to their new website. For more details about the transition from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning, click here.
As with attending an in-person class, staff members should always arrange with their supervisors ahead of time if they want to take classes during regular work hours. If you are overtime eligible and want to take LinkedIn Learning classes during work hours, you are required to request your manager’s approval in advance, just as you would if you were taking time to attend any classroom training, meeting, or program that takes place during work hours. Since LinkedIn Learning is accessible from any computer, some staff may choose to participate in training on their own... Read more about Do I need permission to take LinkedIn Learning classes? How does this count towards my hours?
Other Harvard-affiliated individuals can access LinkedIn Learning if they have a Harvard ID, HarvardKey, and have been set up in the University's PoI management system by their supervisor. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Students who are currently enrolled at the Extension School can access LinkedIn Learning through Harvard while their enrollment is active. Students on a recognized leave of absence should be able to access LinkedIn Learning as long as they've filed the appropriate intent to return forms with their Registrar's office.
Harvard's license agreement with LinkedIn Learning allows us to provide access to their site to current Harvard students, staff, and faculty members only. Alumni and retirees are not covered under this license agreement and are therefore not eligible.
Only active Harvard students and staff are allowed to access LinkedIn Learning through Harvard. If you had previously connected your LinkedIn Learning account to your LinkedIn profile, then your account history and certificates of completion will be available. If you did not connect your account to a profile then they won't. For help connecting your account to a LinkedIn profile, refer to these instructions.