Sep 2014

lynda.com Integrates into Blackboard Learn To Help Enhance the Educational Experience

San Francisco and Carpinteria, Calif - Online learning leader, lynda.com, announced today a new integration for Blackboard Learn™, the market-leading learning environment from Blackboard Inc. The integration will help give students and faculty easier access to the lynda.com collection of business, software and creative skills library of instructional videos. With this partnership, lynda.com joins the Blackboard Partnerships™ program as a Blackboard Signature Partner™ creating a building block for mutual customers to experience full integration between Blackboard Learn, and lyndaCampus and lyndaEnteprise. The integration will be showcased at the lynda.com booth (#837) at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida on Sept. 29 to Oct. 2.

The partnership is especially impactful for educators—particularly those in higher education—who are already using Blackboard’s teaching and learning environment and lynda.com to enhance and extend classroom learning because it:

  • Enables instructors to easily find and load instructional videos from the lynda.com collection of more than 3,000 courses into their Blackboard Learn course page.
  • Seamlessly incorporates lynda.com content into Blackboard Learn.
  • Allows users to search and discover lynda.com courses through Blackboard Learn and track students' progress in the Grade Center.
  • Provides easy access for students via lynda.com single sign-on options and direct link capabilities.

“This partnership provides a new opportunity for blended and flipped classroom learning as instructors can now provide their students with access to lynda.com’s award-winning instructional videos on the same page as other homework, project descriptions or classroom assignments,” said lynda.com CEO Eric Robison. “It’s truly a powerful tool.”

“As a former university teacher myself, I was always looking for new ways to engage my students and to give them the tools and materials they needed to excel,” said lynda.com Executive Chair and Co-founder Lynda Weinman. “With this exciting new integration of lynda.com’s library of instructional videos into the market’s leading teaching and learning environment, implementation has become seamless and easy.”

lynda.com currently offers high quality, expert-taught tutorials for educators and students who use Blackboard in their “Blackboard Essential Training” courses for instructors and students. Blackboard Learn is a learning management system that enables educators to engage with students through internet-connected devices, providing students access to educational resources from any location.

About lynda.com

lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. The company also provides German-, French- and Spanish-language content under the video2brain brand name.

lynda.com, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Carpinteria, California with offices in San Francisco, London, Sydney and Graz and is funded in part by Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and Meritech Capital Partners.