Re-introducing lynda.com: Learn new skills online at your own pace!

Posted October 31st, 2016 at 1:44 pm.

“With an online platform like this, you can learn wherever and whenever you want — the learning is 100% in your control.” – Cecilia Han Truong, Student

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When it comes to learning new skills online, the options are plentiful, sometimes overwhelmingly so, and the search for quality tools and resources can be frustrating. Don’t spend any more time scouring the web for learning resources that may be serving you inaccurate, outdated, and/or poorly produced content. Spend your time how you intend to: learning.  Allow us to recommend lynda.com, the College’s online learning tool. lynda.com connects your desire to learn with a consistently high-quality, accessible, and effective tool. Access is free to all current students, faculty, and staff.

lynda.com offers thousands of comprehensive, video-based courses on a multifarious array of tools such as the MS Office Suite, the Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and SPSS, but also on broader topics and skills such as programming, graphic design, leadership, project management, data visualization, and many more. All courses are divided into shorter videos (or mini-lessons), often running 1-5 minutes in length. Many courses offer exercise files to be completed alongside the videos to promote a more active learning experience. New courses are added frequently.

Here’s what College Community members have to say about the learning tool:

“I recommend lynda.com over the traditional classroom setting for anyone who wants to learn a new skill or reinforce their knowledge on certain topics, but doesn’t have the time to take an extra course at night after your tiring work/school day. You can always get on lynda.com to learn something, whether it’s a course on graphic design or a quick intro to PhotoShop.” – Cecilia Han Truong, Student  

“The tutorials on lynda are really well done and you can’t find that kind of quality on Youtube. The exercise files are another bonus of using the tool. You can follow along with the instructor and DO the task.  When things are moving too fast, I can rewind the tutorial or pause it. Everything is at my own pace.” –Sabree Barnes, Staff

“Lynda.com is a useful instrument helping me to attain professional skills needed to maximize my efficiency at work, at home, and in the community.” –Oscar Payne, Staff

To access lynda.com, navigate to lynda.brynmawr.edu and use your College username and password to log in. Also, download the lynda.com app for iOS, Android, Roku, and Apple TV!

Contact the Help Desk with any questions (help@brynmawr.edu or x7440)

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