LinkedIn Learning and Everwise Deep Integration Guide
What this Document Tells You
The following steps outline the Everwise and LinkedIn Learning integration process:
Everwise Deep Integration Functionality
Authentication: SAML Identity Provider
Content Discovery: Automated Catalog Sync (English only)
The LinkedIn Learning and Everwise integration involves the following requirements:
An active Everwise LMS instance
An active LinkedIn Learning account
Admin access to LinkedIn Learning
Admin privileges to your Everwise LMS instance
Check out our overview of Everwise’s integration benefits and capabilities.
During the initial configuration, you can configure LinkedIn Learning and Everwise to establish a secure SAML single sign-on (SSO) connection to ensure seamless access to content. SSO authentication reduces friction for users and administrators by eliminating the need for manual user registration. SSO ensures learners spend more of their time watching content and less of their time trying to remember usernames and passwords.
Automated Content Catalog Sync
The LinkedIn Learning library contains thousands of courses. LinkedIn Learning adds courses at a rate of 20-30 per week at no extra cost. The Everwise administrator manually uploads new content at regular intervals.
The Everwise deep integration with LinkedIn Learning uses LinkedIn Learning APIs to refresh the content library daily. This feature ensures LinkedIn Learning makes new content available within 24 hours of release. LinkedIn Learning aggregates and indexes all content titles and descriptions to accommodate keyword searches and support efficient discoverability. Everwise supports automatic syncing of English only content libraries.
Enabling SAML SSO
SAML SSO is recommended for all enterprise learning platform integrations. SSO authentication can be configured in your LinkedIn Learning Admin settings. Most organizations have a centrally managed identity management solution like Azure AD, Okta or AD FS which can be configured to authenticate users into enterprise applications like LinkedIn Learning.
To configure SAML SSO with your identity management solution, review the LinkedIn Learning SSO Implementation Guide.
LinkedIn Learning captures all content viewed on its platform in robust usage reports accessible from the LinkedIn Learning administrative interface. In addition to generating reports, LinkedIn Learning uses AICC to communicate a learner’s progress back to when the learner launches content from the LMS.
AICC Configuration Steps
For LinkedIn Learning to communicate learner progress to via AICC, you need to "allow list" your LMS hostname in your admin settings.
After you log in, if you are not already in the Admin screen, select Go to Admin > Me > Integrate.
From the side navigation menu, select Add content to your LMS via AICC, then expand the Configure AICC panel.
In the Hostname(s) field, enter your LMS host name. Generally, this value should be you portal name (for example,
lms.everwise.com). If you are unsure which value to use, contact your organization’s LMS administrator or your internal LMS support contact.
Do not use protocols for the hostname (e.g.,
Set the AICC integration toggle to "On". You must enter a hostname to check the Enable AICC integration box.
Do not manually download or import AICC packages. In the next section of this document, we enable AN automatic content integration that allows you to automate the process on your behalf.
For more information on enabling AICC, review the LinkedIn Learning Standard AICC LMS Integration Guide.
Provision API Keys for Content Catalog Sync
For Everwise to sync LinkedIn Learning catalog metadata, API keys must be provisioned in LinkedIn Learning admin settings.
After you log in, if you are not already in the Admin screen, select Go to Admin, then click Me > Integrate.
From the side navigation menu, select Access content and reports via API and expand the Generate LinkedIn Learning REST API Application panel.
Click Add application.
In the Add LinkedIn Learning API application screen, enter "Everwise" or "Everwise LMS" in the Application Name field.
In the Application description field, provide a short description of the integration use case. For example, “Everwise content catalog sync”.
Under Choose keys, there are two checkboxes – Content and Report. Select Content.
Click Next and accept the "Terms and Conditions".
Copy the generated Client Id and Client Secret and paste the values into the corresponding Everwise fields.
To complete the configuration with Everwise, you need the following information:
Once you have gathered the required information, follow Everwise’s configuration instructions.
Congratulations! Your learners now can access LinkedIn Learning content and reporting from their Everwise instance.
For LinkedIn Learning configuration questions, reach out to your dedicated Customer Success Manager.