lynda.com Online Training Library

Log in to lynda.com

You login to Lynda with your normal university username and password.

What is lynda.com?

lynda.com is a library of video-based training courses focused on software topics and business skills training.  These cover everything from commonly used software such as Microsoft Office to specialised applications in areas such as photography, web applications, audio and video, as well as more general topics such as collaboration, presentations and project management.

The tutorials cover both Windows PCs and Apple software and are available for both beginners and more advanced users. 

The lynda.com library includes:

  • Access to several thousand courses, with 4-6 new courses added every week

  • An option to view courses in their entirety or as individual videos to support knowledge  development and just-in-time learning on a particular topic

  • Printable course certificates to confirm completion of courses you have viewed and studied

The tutorials can be played on PCs, Macs and mobile devices and many include exercise files allowing you to practice the skills covered in the tutorial.

Transcript for courses are displayed underneath each video.

How do I use lynda.com?

Getting to lynda.com

You can access lynda.com via address via this link: lynda.com

There are also links from the Library Resources web page and the A-Z index.

It is important that you get to the lynda.com site through one of these methods to ensure that you are recognised as a member of Staffordshire University.  If you just search for lynda.com on the web and link to it from the search results it will not recognise you and you will not have access to all the training material.

Getting started with lynda.com

Once you have logged in your training page will be displayed.  This will show any courses you have previously viewed and how much of these you have completed.

You can find content in a number of ways, including

  • Searching

  • Browsing by subject  - such as business, design, audio, video, home computing or web

  • Browsing by software products or companies

  • Browsing new content

There is a comprehensive tutorial How to use lynda.com, which includes chapters on

  • Finding content with the Search feature

  • Using the Site Map

  • Downloading and using the exercise files

  • Searching the video transcripts for a specific word or phrase

  • Overview of the basic video player controls

  • Bookmarking videos, chapters or courses that interest you

  • Viewing content on mobile devices 

 

Feedback

We would like to get feedback from students and staff on the lynda.com Online Training Library.

If you have any comments on the product, or if you encounter any problems using it please let us know.  Contact us at libraryhelpdesk@staffs.ac.uk