Join Lynda.com Staff for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding users one by one, part of Getting Started as a Lynda.com 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 users information. Type the Email Address, First Name, and Last Name. Then you can select which Groups you'd like to add this user to. Or, if you have Profile Attributes configured you can set them for this user here.
I'll talk more about creating groups and Profile Attributes for your account a little later in the training. Both the groups and attributes sections are optional when adding a new user. The main information you need to create a new users 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 by just clicking on Add Another User and a second Add Users window will appear. 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 have successfully uploaded one user. A welcome email will automatically be sent to that user inviting them to register for their Lynda.com account, with instructions on how to do so. Please note, depending on the authentication method your organization chose at configuration your users might have a different registration flow available to them. Contact client services for more details. So, once you have a user added you will see them appear in your main user list down here.
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 just have a few users to add at one time. Like, a new person joining your team, or say, three new hires.
But, what if you want to add many users all at once? Which is especially helpful when you're setting up your account for the very first time and want to add all of the people in your organization to your account all at once. In that case a bulk upload of new users would be the way to go. And I'll show you how to upload users in bulk next.