Beginning in early June, LinkedIn finished a three-year transition period of carrying over services and data from Lynda into LinkedIn learning. The company has announced that all learning histories, certificates and playlists that users had on Lynda.com would automatically be transitioned over to LinkedIn Learning.
LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com in 2015. The popular skill-based learning service was one of the best names in the market. Since the acquisition LinkedIn Learnings repertoire has grown to over 16,300 unique courses and the company produces 60 new courses each week.
Lynda.com began in 1995 and started offering online skill based learning courses in 2002. It was envisioned by Lynda Weinman and her husband Bruce Heavin.
It soon became popular among individuals who wanted to brush up their skills or learn a new one and among corporations, who saw it as a way to improve the skills of their collective work force. The company managed to raise $103 million in funding in 2013 and another $186 million in 2015 before the buyout.
LinkedIn bought the company in 2015 for $1.5 billion and integrated a vast library of online courses into LinkedIn learning.LinkedIn has sunsetted the Lynda.com name and has begun redirecting users to LinkedIn learning. The only trace of the Lynda name remaining now is on the Google Search result page which still says, "LinkedIn Learning with Lynda".