How do I access LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda) for online training?

LinkedIn has acquired and will be rebranding the service. Penn ISC has issued this announcement about upcoming changes:

We are excited to let you know that we'll be upgrading one of our learning resources,, to LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning has the same great content as, while providing a more personalized experience.

All active accounts at Penn and UPHS will be upgraded on November 9th, 2018, at which time you will no longer be able to access But don't worry, all your learning activity and history will be seamlessly transferred to LinkedIn Learning. After the upgrade is completed, you'll receive an email to activate your LinkedIn Learning account.

Penn ISC has issued the following update:

Due to unforeseen issues related to the Learning migration, we have made the decision to postpone this migration to a later date. The migration was originally scheduled to occur tomorrow, November 9, 2018.

This postponement will allow time for the vendor to resolve issues with the LinkedIn authentication process, and to improve communications to the Penn Community regarding the migration.

Please note that all of the data and courses remain available on and through Knowledge Link.

CETS will update this page as more information becomes available.

What is Lynda?

Lynda is an online resource for training and professional development. It provides video tutorials in short chapters, which can you can resume at any time. Lynda also tracks your progress through multiple lessons, and allows you to pin subjects to revisit later.

Lynda is available to all regular Penn faculty, students, and staff with a valid PennKey.

Lynda is not available to temporary staff.

How can I access Lynda?

Log in with your PennKey here:

Or follow these instructions to use the mobile app:

  1. After opening the app, select the Already a member? button.
  2. In the next screen, select the Organization tab.
  3. Enter in the Web Portal section and tap the Log in button.
  4. This will direct you to the familiar Penn WebLogin page, where you can enter your PennKey username and password.

What type of training is available on Lynda?

Lynda provides a wide range of subject areas for staff members to study, including:

You can browse by category, or search for training by keywords.

For more information, please visit ISC's page.

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