Create a Blackboard Web Link (lynda.com)

The start using lynda.com videos in a Blackboard course begin by adding a “web link” in a content area of your Blackboard course:

  1. Login to Blackboard, then
  2. Go to a course
  3. Check that “Edit Mode is: ON”
  4. Click any “Content Area” link in your menu
  5. Select “Web Link”, see below

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  1. Enter a “Name”, this is the link the students will click, next
  2. Enter this URL <https://www.lynda.com/portal/lti/playlist>
    1. IMPORTANT: This URL never changes, EVER!
  3. Check “This link is a Tool Provider”, then
  4. Click Submit, unless you want to enable grading, in which case do the following:
    1. Set “Enable Evaluation” to YES, then
    2. Enter the “Points Possible”, finally
  5. Remember to click “Submit” to save your work.

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The above steps will repeat every time you want to use lynda.com videos in a course. Next, you need to create the playlist in  lynda.com, click here to learn how.


Additional Assistance:

  • Call our Blackboard Help line 24 hours a day, every day at (213) 740-5555 and choose option 2.
  • Faculty can request help from USC’s Enterprise Learning Technologies group by submitting a request to blackboard@usc.edu.