Answered By: Digital Library Services Team
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2017     Views: 8

Share links to Lynda courses, videos and playlists with other Manchester Metropolitan staff or students

Please note: Lynda also gives you the option to share with people outside Manchester Metropolitan. Most content in Lynda is subscription only, so this feature is only useful if the person you are sending the link to, can access Lynda via their own institution or have a personal subscription to Lynda. The Library subscribes to Lynda for staff and fully enrolled students at Manchester Metropolitan University.


Share a link to a Lynda course

Log in to Lynda. (How to log in to Lynda)
Search for the name of the course you want to share.
Open the course.
Select the Share button.

 lynda.com share button
You have the option to Email or Link. Choose Link.
Copy the link in the box underneath the heading Copy link for someone within Manchester Metropolitan University.
You now have a link that you can paste in to Moodle or a reading list.


Get a link to a Lynda video

Underneath the main Lynda course screen there is a list of the videos that make up Lynda course.

Select the title of the video you want to share. 

Select the Share button and select the Link option. To share a link to the video, tick the box next to Or a link to the video:

lynda share link with share video ticked

Copy the link underneath the heading Copy link for someone within Manchester Metropolitan University.
You now have a link to the video that you can paste in to Moodle or a reading list.


Share a link to a Lynda curated playlist

Open the Browse the library menu, select Playlist Center from under the heading Additional Resources.
Click on the title of a playlist you want, this will open the playlist information.
Select the Share link button for the playlist.

lynda playlist share link button

You'll find a link you can copy beneath the heading Copy link for someone within Manchester Metropolitan University.


Share a link to a playlist that you have created

Please note: if you share your own playlist, your name will appear with the playlist on the Lynda website.

Go to My courses
Beneath the heading Playlists, there should be quick links to playlists you have created.
Choose the playlist you want to get the link for from that list or you can choose My playlist if you just have not chosen to create a number of different playlists and just have the one list.
Open the playlist you want to share.
Tick the box next to Share.
After you tick it, the share options appear. Select the link icon and copy the link beneath the heading ...with someone at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Key points about sharing playlists

Other Lynda users can follow the link to your playlist. If they choose to subscribe to your playlist, they'll get any updates to the playlist. Users can also choose to copy the playlist, to change it and make it their own, but their copy of your playlist will not change if you add any new items to it.

After you share a playlist, if you untick the share box, Lynda will double check with you that you want to stop sharing this playlist. If you stop sharing the list, anyone following the list will not be able to view it.