LinkedIn Learning has announced a new partner program that will enable companies to access the platform's content directly from their own LMS.
The company will begin by integrating with several popular LMS providers, including Cornerstone OnDemand, Degreed, Adobe Captivate Prime, Digital Chalk and Docebo. Companies will have access to course catalog integration so learners can search and find content within their own LMS.
LinkedIn Learning currently adds 25-40 new courses to its library weekly, and the integration will include automatic updates to ensure new content is refreshed. Administrators will also be able to track employee progress and other metrics.
The new system is targeting the problem many companies face: juggling multiple platforms, dashboards and e-learning tools to provide relevant content to employees across a range of disciplines and departments. As LMS continue to play a significant role in ongoing upskilling for employees, administrators are challenged to find systems that integrate well with existing platforms, as well as keep track of employee completion.
LinkedIn Learning plans to launch their integrations with inaugural partners in 2018. In June the company announced it would enable employers to host custom training sessions on its learning platform, including a feature that allows employers to tailor learning paths to individual employees' needs.
The integration mirrors announcements from other companies in that they'll begin sharing task-specific content across other firms. LinkedIn Learning's wide library of video content may prove to be a huge strategic asset in the space, as well.