Create a Playlist (lynda.com + Blackboard)

To complete the process of using lynda.com videos in a Blackboard course, you need to create a playlist, add videos to the playlist, and link the playlist to the LMS (i.e., your Blackboard course). Do the following:

  1. Login to Blackboard, then
  2. Click the Help tab,
  3. Click the yellow “Log in to lynda.com” button,
  4. Select “Playlists” from the drop down menu next to your name.

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  1. Click “Create new Playlist”,
  2. Enter the “Name” as it will appear in your “My Playlist” listing,
  3. The “Description” is optional, finally
  4. Remember to click “Create” to save your work.

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  1. Scroll down and enter a word or phrase into the “Add to your playlist” search box, then
  2. Click the “+” plus-sign to add a course to the playlist.

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NOTE: At this point, you may or may not be finished? If you like, you can select a subset of video lessons. If you only want particular videos in the playlist, you will need to “edit the playlist” to remove the unwanted video lessons, see below:

  1. Select the playlist you want to edit, then
  2. Click “Edit playlist” to enter the playlist,
  3. Select the small drop down arrow to the left of the course name to expand the course components,
  4. Click each “-” minus-sign for a video you want to remove from your “customized” course. (HINT: lynda.com automatically saves your changes)

The “last step” is to link the playlist back to a course, do the following:

  1. Click the playlist that you want to link to your course (e.g., Excel for Business Professionals) in this example, then
  2. Click “Link to LMS” (you will find it over on the right-side of the screen).

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Return to your course to test the link.

IMPORTANT: You must test this using the “Student Preview” feature, otherwise, clicking the link will launch you right back into your account.


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.