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LinkedIn Learning: Assigning Content in a Canvas Assignment

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LinkedIn Learning is a professionally curated video library with courses in leadership, professional development, creative media, and information technology. Its courses are designed for in-depth and just-in-time instruction at various skill levels. LinkedIn Learning has a light weight integration with Canvas allowing you to bring in already published content available in LinkedIn Learning into Canvas as an assignment or as content in a module. All courses in Canvas can take advantage of the integration, including "Project Sites." LinkedIn Learning content can be brought into Canvas Assignments. You can add a link to a LinkedIn Learning Video, Course, Learning Path or Collection.

Anyone with a Yale NetID can take advantage of the content hosted in LinkedIn Learning with or without the Canvas integration, but it is important to note that only NetID holders will be able to follow URLs posted in Canvas, meaning that guest students from other institutions that have been added with guest accounts to Canvas will not be able to access and view the LinkedIn Learning content.

Instructors will not be able to see the specific content a student has completed or not completed in the assigned LinkedIn Learning activity.

LinkedIn Learning will pass back a grade to the Canvas assignment, which assigns points based on how much of the individual video and/or course the student has viewed.

  1. Start by navigating to the "Assignments" section in the course navigation and click the "+ Assignment" button to begin creating the Canvas Assignment.
  2. Fill in the "Assignment Name" in top text box. You can later align this with the name of the Linkedin Learning assignment you select.
  3. Points -  Set the number of points the assignment is worth. If ungraded, enter "0."
  4. Set the "Display Grade as" field to "points" or if ungraded, "complete/incomplete".
  1. Set the "Submission Type" to "External Tool," and click "Find" under the "External Tool Options."  
    1. You do not need to check the "Load This Tool in A New Window" box as LinkedIn Learning will load within the frame of Canvas if you do not want your students to leave your course page.
  1. In the "Configure External Tool" pop-up box that opens, scroll down the list of available external tools to click on the magnifying glass icon next to "LinkedIn Learning 1.3" Once clicked, press the "Select" button.
  1. In the "Link Resource from External Tool" pop-up box that opens, you will be able to use the "Search for content" bar to search and find the content you wish to bring into Canvas.
  2. Select "Add" next to one of the items within the list of available materials. Once clicked, press the "Confirm" button.
  1. In the "Configure External Tool" pop-up box that opens, press the "Select" button.
  2. Scroll down to the "Assign" settings and set the due date and availability dates so that your students know in Canvas what is expected from them.

The benefits of adding LinkedIn Learning Content into Canvas as an assignment are to give your students due dates, and/or to make the content visible only to specific people or sections.

  1. In the Canvas assignment, click the "Save & Publish" button at the bottom of the page to create the Canvas Assignment.

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