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Can I create and share custom Lynda.com playlists?

Creating a Custom Lynda.com Playlist

1. Log into lynda.uni.edu
2. On the left-hand side you should see a “My Playlists” module. If you’ve never created a playlist before, it will say “My Playlists is empty.”
3. Click “See All” to manage playlists. You can also manage your playlists by hovering over your profile icon and clicking “Playlists”.

screenshot of my  playlists module
 

screenshot showing profile menu. mouse is hovering over Playlists

4. Click on “Create New Playlist”. In the popup window, name your playlist and click "Create"

screenshot showing create new playlist button

5. Search for a course using the field at the top or bottom of the screen. 

screenshot showing search fields

6. Once you’ve found a course, click to open it. 

7. In the top navigation bar, click on “+ Add to Playlist”. Then, select the playlist Select playlist you created in Step 5 from dropdown menu and click the plus (+) sign. 

screenshot showing plus symbol

8. After clicking on the plus (+) symbol, it will ask you whether you want to add the current video to your playlist, or the whole course.

screenshot showing option to add a whole course or video only

9. After making your selection, the plus (+) symbol will change to a check mark to show which playlist it has been added to.

10. Repeat steps 6-9 for each Lynda course/video you would like in your playlist.

Editing a Lynda.com Playlist

1. Go back to the Manage Playlists page by going back to lynda.com and clicking on “See All”. Alternatively, you can hover over your profile in the top right corner and click on “Playlists”.

screenshot showing my playlists module

screenshot of profile menu

2. Select the playlist you want to manage from the left sidebar.

3. Click on “Edit Playlist”

screenshot showing the edit playlist link

4. To rearrange the order of courses/videos, click and drag each item. You can also click on the arrow icons or type in a number to reorder the videos/courses. To delete a video or course, click the trash can icon. 

screenshot showing the edit playlist screen

5. Click on pencil icons to change the name of a playlist or its description.

screenshot showing the pencil icons to edit playlist titles and descriptions

Sharing a Lynda.com Playlist

1. Go back to the Manage Playlists page by going back to lynda.com and clicking on “See All”. Alternatively, you can hover over your profile in the top right corner and click on “Playlists”.

screenshot of my playlist module

screenshot of my profile menu

2. Select the playlist you want to share from the left sidebar.

3. Make your playlist public. You must make your playlist public in order for it to be available for sharing. To make it public, click on the “Make Public” option or the lock icon.Then, click “Share” to share your playlist.

screenshot showing the make public link and the share playlist link

4. You will have the option to copy a link to the playlist, or share the playlist by sending an email. 

screenshot showing the sharing options including a URL link or an email

5. After sharing the link or sending an email, students will be able to follow your playlist from their personal lynda.com accounts.