NOTE: As of the 1st of August, 2016, there will be a change on how to create Lynda.com content in your UTSOnline site. This change is in response to a known issue where Instructors are unable to search or browse for Lynda.com content in their UTSOnline site. This known issue does not affect existing Lynda.com content. For more information on this known issue, please refer to the Unable to create Lynda.com content in your UTSOnline site known issues page.
Create the Lynda.com course link *
You can create a link to Lynda.com educational courses in your UTSOnline site.
Step 1 – Get the Lynda.com course ID *
Access https://www.lynda.com/ and search for the course you would like to add to your UTSOnline site. Once you have located the course, note down the course ID which is located at the end of the course URL (minus any character after the hyphen ‘-‘ e.g. 487942-2.html = course ID: 487942 (see image below):
Step 2 – Create the Web Link *
In your UTSOnline site, open or create the content area that students will access to view the Lynda.com course link. From the Build Content menu, select Web Link (see image below). This will open the Create Web Link page. If you cannot see the Build Content menu, ensure that the Edit Mode switch located on the upper right side of your UTSOnline site is set to On.
Step 3 – Configure the Web Link Information *
In the Create Web Link page, specify the following then click on the Submit button:
- Name: The name that students will see when viewing the Lynda.com content in your UTSOnline site.
- URL: The URL is https://www.lynda.com/portal/lti/course/ followed by the Lynda.com course ID e.g. https://www.lynda.com/portal/lti/course/487942
- Tool Provider checkbox: This has to be checked.
If you cannot see the Tool Provider checkbox, you need to enable the Basic LTI, and Basic LTI Link tools in your UTSOnline site. To do this, navigate to the control panel in your UTSOnline site, expand the Customisation menu, and select Tool Availability. In the Tool Availability page, ensure the Basic LTI and Basic LTI Link tools are available (see image below):
Accessing the Lynda.com course link *
When students click on the Lynda.com course link, a new tab/window will open even if the Lynda.com web link was configured to not open in a new window. Because of this, it is important to advise students to ensure that popup windows are allowed for UTSOnline.