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Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning

All ODU faculty, staff and students have access to the entire online training library available through LinkedIn Learning. Previous Lynda.com users should have received an email with an invitation to activate their new LinkedIn Learning account, which will transfer all previous Lynda data (certificates of completion, current course progress, course history, etc.) to LinkedIn Learning. More info.

Click here to log in with your MIDAS ID and password.

Get Started

  1. Click on the Log In button at the top of this page.
  2. Log in with your MIDAS ID and password.
  3. Search for topics and start learning!

Get Started with LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning at ODU

LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com) is an online training library that teaches the latest software, creative and business skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts. ODU students, faculty and staff have FREE access to the entire training library.


Find content

Search: The search bar at the top of the screen allows you to search by keyword, subject, author, title and more.

Browse: Click on the "Library" link at the top of the screen to browse by topic.

Playlists: Create and share playlists or find curated playlists compiled by experts.


Get the most out of LinkedIn Learning

Watch bite-size tutorials for immediate problem-solving, or take comprehensive courses from start to finish -- at school, at home, or on the go.

  • Set aside time every week for online training
  • Watch the welcome video of a course to check out its training content
  • Use bookmarks to indicate favorite videos or courses
  • Create and share course playlists
  • Download exercise files and practice applying knowledge as you go

Certificates of Completion
When you finish a course, you can receive a certificate of completion. Print, email, or share the certificate on your LinkedIn profile.

Instructors and Administrators
Create and share course playlists, and make them available in your Blackboard course or however you share information with your students or employees.


Learn on the go

The free apps for iOS, Android and Kindle allow you to download courses to watch whenever you want. Watch courses on your mobile device while connected to the internet, or download as many courses as you like to multiple devices to watch offline.



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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lynda.com?

Lynda.com provides a vast online library of instructional videos (more then 160,000 videos in over 4,000 courses) covering the latest software, creative and business skills. The courses are taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts and new videos are added weekly.

Access the lynda.com library 24/7 -- even from your iPhone, iPad, Android device or mobile phone -- and watch entire courses or single tutorial videos as you need them.

Can I log in directly to www.lynda.com?

Yes, if you go to Lynda.com and click on "Log in" on the right section of your screen you will see the option to "Log in through your organization or school".

Simply type "odu.edu" and click "Go" and you will be redirected to the ODU log in page that will enable you to access the service.

Can I create a group within Lynda.com to recommend courses and/or track progress?

Unfortunately, you cannot create groups directly within Lynda.com. However, you do have the ability to create and share playlists with other users or assign videos to students/employees.

Click HERE for more information about creating playlists

How can Lynda.com help me?

  • Students:
    • Complement your coursework or explore new subjects to prepare yourself for the workforce.
    • Learn techniques to build your collaboration skills and get the most out of technology available at ODU.
  • Faculty:
    • Supplement curricula and teach technical skills outside of class.
    • Ensure TA's are prepared for software that students will use in coursework
  • Staff:
    • Professional Development: Keep your skills current and learn new skills
    • Explore new technologies and interests
    • Provides certificates of completion you can post on LinkedIn

How can I get assistance using Lynda.com?

This overview video is a great place to start to familiarize yourself with Lynda.com. In order to get the most value from this service you can also take the The "How to Use Lynda.com" course.

If you have trouble accessing the service or have questions please contact the ITS Help Desk at itshelp@odu.edu or 757.683.3192.

What are the minimum system requirements?

Lynda.com's minimum system requirements can be found HERE.

What if I already have an account and want to transfer my information to my ODU account?

The first time you log in to Lynda.com with your ODU account you will be presented with the option to integrate your other account with your ODU account. Integrating your accounts will enable you to access your history, playlists, and other account information. You will need to provide your old login ID and your MIDAS ID in order to transfer your account history to your ODU account.

Please note: If you use your ODU email address as the login for your other account you will need to change that log in if you do not wish to integrate your accounts.