It's easy to invite users to the LinkedIn Learning platform. In this video, learn how to add users to your LinkedIn Learning account by email, .csv file, or an activation link.
- [Instructor] Let's take a look at how to add users to your LinkedIn learning platform. As an admin, the goal here is not only to invite users to the platform, but to drive up the number of users that activate their accounts and engage in learning. One way to do this is to invite everyone from your organization. You can invite everyone, even if the number of people is more than the learning licenses that you've purchased. The licenses will be used up on a first come, first serve basis. Now, there are different ways to add users. Let's take a look at how. First, in the navigation bar, I'm going to hover over add and then select add learners and this will bring us to the user page. You can see here that we already had users entered into the account. Some of them, such as Allen Marcos, you'll see here he has already activated his account whereas Abigail has been sent an invitation but has not yet accepted that invitation and activated their account. Now to add users, we'll go to the blue button in the upper right. When I click this, the first way we can do it is adding users by email. I'll select that and we get this popup box that allows us to type in email addresses. I'll go ahead and type one in here. Now, if you want to put more than one, you simply need to separate them by a comma and you can enter multiple right inside of that box. In this case, I only want to add one person. And then we have to decide if we want to assign them a learning license. So, we can add them here but put no license or we can allow them to sign up for one of these learning licenses. I want to do that. And as you can see here, it says one new user will be added, one licensed assigned. I'll click on confirm. And like that, that new user has been added to my account as it says down here in the left. Now when you do this, the person will also receive an email letting them know that they have been invited. Now, if you have a large number of people to invite, you likely don't want to type all of the email addresses separately, but that's not a problem. In order to invite multiple people at one time, you can upload a CSV file with the relevant information. If I click here on add new users, I can select add users by CSV. When I click on this option, notice I receive a popup box and located here is a CSV template that you can use. I suggest downloading this file and either using it or seeing how it is laid out. I'll click on download the template and then I'll open up that template. So that template appears here. You can see at the top we have different attributes, primary email address, preferred first name, last name, work title and more. You can even add your own custom attributes up here at the top and if you do, you just want to follow these naming conventions where you put lowercase and separate words by an underscore, without spaces. Now here, it's just giving me firstname.lastname@example.org, John Doe. I'll obviously want to get rid of this, but then I can start entering in information for the people that I want to use. Now I've already created a document here using that template of the people that I would like to add. When I was done, I saved this to my desktop and now let's take a look at how we can add those users. From that same popup box, in the bottom right I'm going to click upload CSV. From my desktop, I'll select my learner invitations. It's telling me that it is processing my file. And like that, it's a success. Those people have now been added to my user's page and they'll also be sent an email letting them know that they've been invited. For accounts that have their LinkedIn notifications enabled, learners who do not activate their account will receive a LinkedIn notification four days after the initial invitation was sent. Finally, if your learners have just in time access through a single sign-on platform, you can also invite learners with a single, sharable activation link. Here when I click on add new users from a different account, and this is one that does have that SSO enabled, I'll go down to the bottom and I can add users by activation link. And when I click that, I get a popup box that first allows me to set up the authentication type and then it gives me the activation link which I can copy and share with users. Here I can copy that to the clipboard. I can now share that through whether it's email or other communication channels like posters or your internet. If you do use the activation link, I suggest sending the link via internal email. We found that sending out email invitations, on average, drives 50% more learners to activate their accounts. That's something to consider. So that's how you add users. But remember, as an admin it's not only about getting the platform set up and inviting everyone, but also making sure that they activate their accounts and engage in the learning.
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Q: This course was updated on 06/08/2017. What changed?
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Q: This course was updated on 06/06/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover uploading custom content video.