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Adding Linkedin Learning to your Course

This article will show you how to add videos and courses from LinkedIn Learning to your Moodle course using Moodle's "external tool" resource. Adding content from Linked-in Learning gives your students access from within Moodle to any of Linked-in's educational content.

In your course, be sure that editing is turned on using the editing button in your course.

The course editing button displaying "Turn editing off" to show that editing is turned on for the course.

Click on the activity/resource menu in the content section of your course where you want the LinkedIn content to appear.

the "Add an activity or resource" menu link

In the selection window that opens, make sure you are in the All tab and click on the External Tool resource, or just use the Search box to search for "External Tool."

The "add an activity or resource" window with an arrow showing how the "all" tab is selected, and another arrow pointing to the "external tool" resource.

From the External Tool settings page, give your tool a name. This name should be named for whatever content you will be using from LinkedIn Learning.

The top of the tool settings page with the activity name entered in the activity name field.

Click on the selection box next to Preconfigured Tool and select LinkedIn Learning from the drop-down menu.

The preconfigured tool drop-down menu open with an arrow pointing to the "Linked-in Learning" option.

Click the Select content button just below.

The preconfigured tool field from the settings page with an arrow pointing to the "select content" button.

A search window should open that says "in Learning" at the top. Search for your content using the search bar

The linked-in learning search page with an arrow pointing at the empty search box.

After typing in your search term, hit Enter and you will see a list of videos, courses and other resources Scroll down the results within the window to view these results. You'll notice there are many ways to further filter your results: E.g. by "Type," "Source," "Level," and so on.

The top of the search window with one arrow pointing to the search field with "Moodle 3.9" entered in it, and another arrow pointing down along the side of the window to show the direction to scroll for more results.

You can add content to your Moodle course by clicking an Add button next to or below the content. If the search returns a result for an entire LinkedIn course, you can add the entire course, or individual lessons from within it.

Search results showing the "Learning Moodle 3.9" course. An arrow points to an individual lesson while another arrow points to the "add" button for the entire video course.

Once a lesson or course has been added, you will see a message below it indicating it has been Successfully added. You can remove this lesson by clicking Remove.

The name of the content just added with "remove" below it and a check mark with "successfully added" below that.

Once finished selecting content, scroll to the bottom of the search page and click Confirm.

The "confirm" button

Your content now appears on the settings page under Tool URL. If you are satisfied with what you've selected, save your settings and return to your course's main page.

The "general" section of the tool settings with an arrow pointing to the "Tool URL."

On your course page, you'll now see a link to your content in the section of the course where you picked it.

Close up of the link to the content within Moodle with the section header just above it.

If you click on the link, you can preview the content you just added. This content is now available for your students to access and view.

a screen from the linkedin content player with the content menu on the left and the currently playing video appearing in the center and right. Closed captions are open at the bottom of the video screen.

The Linkedin content screen is very customizable and adjustable. While viewing the content page, users can slide the Contents menu off the screen, view a transcript and closed captions of the content, and even take the video into full-screen mode to reduce distractions. Once you start to search for content, you'll start to see the range and depth of content you have to choose from!