Blackboard Learn: Linking to Library Resources

Blackboard Integration with LinkedIn Learning

Want to link to LinkedIn Learning content in Blackboard?  Don't use the url from your browser!  There are a few steps involved to provide activated links to courses and videos.

Sharing Entire Courses

We set up a building block in Blackboard to connect it to LinkedIn Learning.  This makes it very easy to add courses to your classes.

  1. Navigate to the area of your Blackboard course where you would like to add the content.  Select the Partner Content option and click on Content Market.Screen shot of content market link
  2. The Content Market page will launch, allowing you to pick LinkedIn Learning (you may need to select Browse all content providers at the bottom to see it).LinkedIn Learning icon
  3. You may be asked to login the first time.
  4. Then you can select the course you want to insert from the LinkedIn Learning catalog.
  5. Once you have checked the boxes in front of any videos you want to add there, just click Submit at the bottom of the screen and Submit again.


LinkedIn Learning Catalog


Inserted video courses will show the title, description, duration, release date, and thumbnail picture.

Student view of LinkedIn Learning video


Sharing Shorter Videos (not the full course)

Use the instructions below to get urls for videos that can be added into Blackboard.  The best option is to ask Kim LaPlante to give you Admin access so your can copy Single Sign On urls from LinkedIn Learning's Admin site.


If you want to share a video through a url, there are some options.

Library Catalog URLs

  • You can search for LinkedIn Learning videos in the Library's Catalog.  
  • Right click on the link to "Click to watch this video online" and copy the url.
  • You can share this link with students and employees.


  • Students and employees can create collections of videos to share via email or through Blackboard. Collections can be one or multiple videos. 
  • Follow these instructions for creating and sharing collections.

SSO Links (Single Sign On Links)

  • Employees with admin rights can search for content in the Admin part of LinkedIn Learning and use the Recommend function (right arrow) to get a SSO URL to share with NWTC students or employees
  • Please contact Kim LaPlante to get the appropriate admin rights for making these links.  If your whole team needs access, just provide the names to her.
  • After you have Admin permissions, click the Go to Admin link on the right side of LinkedIn Learning, then select the Content option at the top of the screen.  Now you can search for the videos you want to share.  

Go to Admin icon Content icon

  • Use the right arrow next to the video (or in the upper right corner of the video player) to get the SSO link that you will put in Blackboard or email to share with students.

Get SSO link screenshot


Learning Paths

  • Employees with admin rights can create Learning Paths (sequential playlists of content from LinkedIn Learning and other sites with public urls)
  • If you would like to create Learning Paths for your students, please contact Kim LaPlante to get the appropriate admin rights.


Learn more about Creating a Learning Path or Collection as an Admin

Watch the course on how to Teach Using LinkedIn Learning (especially the section on Creating Learning Paths).