Join Lynda.com Staff Authors for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding users individually, part of How to Manage Your LyndaPro Account as an Administrator.
- Let's take a look at adding users to your account one by one. Here in the User Management section, there are two buttons for adding and managing users. I'll click on the Add Users button and select Add Individual Users. This Add Users window will pop up where you can enter a new user's information. Type the email address, first name, and last name. Then if you have groups created at this time, you can select which groups you'd like to add this user to. I'll talk more about creating groups for your account a little later in this training.
Adding a user to a group is optional when adding a new user. The main information that you need to create a new user's account is just the first name, last name, and email address. Now, if you have more than one user you want to add at this point, you can do so just by clicking on Add Another User, and the second user window will appear. If you have added a user and then decide you don't actually want to add them at this time, you can delete that user by clicking the red MINUS sign here at the bottom.
Once you have all the necessary user information you want added at this point, click on the Add Users button to confirm. You will see a banner at the top of the page showing that you successfully uploaded one user. So once you have a user added, you will see them appear in your main user list down here. When a new user is added to your account, they will automatically be sent a welcome email with registration instructions and a link for creating their own lynda.com profile and password. That being said, be sure to upload those you wish to guarantee access to, as the registration process is first come first serve.
There's our new user. Until a new user registers their account, the word NEVER is going to show up in the last login column here. This indicates that the user has not logged into their account yet, but once they do register, the date in which they have last logged into their account will be shown here in the Last Login column. So adding individual users is a great option if you have a few users to add at one time. Like a new person joining your team or, say, three new hires, or if you have a smaller number of seats to begin with.
If you have more than five seats, and you wish to upload all of your users at once, in that case, a bulk upload of new users would be the way to go. And I'll show you how to do that next.