Use LinkedIn Learning in Canvas

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Overview

LinkedIn Learning is an online, self-paced learning platform that offers video courses to help you increase your technology, creative, and business skills. Indiana University has integrated LinkedIn Learning into Canvas, so instructors can make courses available to students as graded assignments or as part of a module. LinkedIn Learning is available in all Canvas courses.

Add LinkedIn Learning to Canvas

When you set up a LinkedIn Learning assignment or module item, the default behavior is to send the student to the LinkedIn Learning home page and log them in with their iu.edu login information. If you want to send your students to a specific training, especially if you want to give them a grade for it, you will need to get the URL for the specific course and use it when setting up the assignment or module item.

Set up your Canvas assignment

To create a graded assignment in LinkedIn Learning, you'll need to create a Canvas assignment that uses an external tool as the submission type:

  1. Log into Canvas, and navigate to your course.
  2. From the course navigation menu, choose Assignments.
  3. To create a new assignment, select +Assignment.
  4. Name the assignment, and write a description or instructions if you wish.
  5. For "Points", enter 100.
  6. For "Display grade as", choose Points. Linkedin Learning will grade the assignment by assigning points based on how much of the video/course was viewed by the student.
  7. Under "Submission Type", select External Tool.
  8. Choose Find.
  9. From the alphabetical list of external tools, select LinkedInLearning for LTI v1.3 and choose Select.
  10. From the "Search for Content" box, search for the preferred Linkedin Learning course or video. Use the filters in the left side menu to further refine the search.
  11. Choose Add next to the video/course you wish to include. Scroll down and choose Confirm. You may need to use the second scroll bar to get to the bottom of the page.
  12. Check the box to "Load this tool in a new tab".
  13. To save your changes, choose Save.

Grading behavior for LinkedIn Learning courses

As your students progress through the assigned course in LinkedIn Learning, the percentage of the course that they have completed will appear in the Canvas gradebook. For instance, if a student has watched half of the videos in the course, the Canvas gradebook will show a score of 50%. Students can access the course multiple times in order to complete it. LinkedIn Learning will pick up where the student left off and allow them to continue taking the course. When they have completed the entire course, the Canvas gradebook will show 100%.

Add to a Canvas module

  1. Log into Canvas, and navigate to your course.
  2. From the course navigation menu, choose Modules.
  3. Create a new module item by selecting the + (plus sign) in the appropriate module.
  4. In the "Add" drop-down menu, select External Tool.
  5. Choose Find.
  6. From the alphabetical list of external tools, select LinkedInLearning and choose Select.
  7. In the box, paste the URL you copied from LinkedIn Learning in the steps above.
  8. Check the box to "Load this tool in a new tab".
  9. Scroll down and choose Add Item to save the new module item.
  10. By default, the module item will be titled "LinkedIn Learning". You can edit the module item to give it a more descriptive name.

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Last modified on 2022-12-20 09:17:00.