Lynda was founded by Lynda Weinman in 1995 in California. Lynda Weinman was a special effects animator and a professor of multimedia and was running a digital arts school at that time. In time, Lynda has started to offer online courses and thus became one of the first online learning platforms. In 2015, Lynda has been Purchased by social network LinkedIn and renamed as Lynda LinkedIn Learning. The platform offers courses mainly focusing on software, creative arts, languages and business.