[Athen] LinkedIn Learning

Susan Kelmer Susan.Kelmer at colorado.edu
Mon Oct 28 13:08:07 PDT 2019

On our campus, we were using Lynda.com, which was then eaten up by LinkedIn Learning. There is no option for us to not disclose our courses. I first heard of the problem through my local library, which ALSO provided Lynda.com courses, and ceased providing them because of this privacy component because it moved to LinkedIn and you needed a LinkedIn account to use what was Lynda.com.

I'm exercising extreme caution until there is a true fix. It is disappointing that this has happened, and I am surprised that LinkedIn didn't maintain this privacy from Lynda.com.

Susan Kelmer
Alternate Format Production Program Manager
Disability Services
University of Colorado Boulder

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Pyatt, Elizabeth J
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2019 1:30 PM
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Subject: Re: [Athen] LinkedIn Learning


When I logged in to Linked In Learning, I was given the option to link courses to my account, but I believe I declined.



On Oct 28, 2019, at 3:00 PM, athen-list-request at mailman12.u.washington.edu<mailto:athen-list-request at mailman12.u.washington.edu> wrote:

We are using it on our campus now. I haven?t checked for accessibility,
but that learning was originally Lynda.com<http://lynda.com/>, and that was accessible.

My only concern about LinkedIn Learning is that the courses you take are
noted PUBLICLY, which means anyone looking at your profile will see what
classes you are taking or have taken. This gives me a whole new level of
squick, to be honest. Lynda.com<http://lynda.com/> courses were private.

*Susan Kelmer*

*Alternate Format Production Program Manager*

*Disability Services*

*University of Colorado Boulder*


Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
Accessibility IT Consultant
ejp10 at psu.edu<mailto:ejp10 at psu.edu>

The 300 Building, 112
304 West College Avenue
University Park, PA 16802

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