Guide to Lynda.com

A quick guide to Lynda.com - a website for online training.

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What is Lynda.com?

Lynda.com is a company that offers online training for software, design, and business skills. Lynda.com is a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.

What equipment do I need?

You can use your own computer or a UWE Bristol thick client machine. (If you try using Lynda.com on a thin client PC you are likely to see jerky video and audio).

There are also apps available for Apple iOS and Android devices.

How do I access Lynda.com

Simply go to www.uwe.ac.uk/library/lynda and log in with your UWE Bristol username and password.

Alternatively, go to Lynda.com, select 'Log in' and enter 'uwe.ac.uk' in the 'Log in through your organization or school' box.

How do I use it?

Once you are logged in you can search for videos by subject or software brand name, and then bookmark your favourite courses.

There are clear instructions and helpful videos through the 'Support' drop-down menu on the top-right of the screen. There is also a 'how to use Lynda.com' training module in Lynda.com.

Exercise files allow you to test your progress, and you can print out 'certificates of completion' once you have completed a course.

You can edit your profile details, including your name and e-mail address, to receive e-mail updates/newsletters.

If you have an Apple mobile device, you can install the Lynda.com app and download courses to view later, when you don't have an internet connection - for example, on a long train journey.

Can students access the site?

Yes, students can access the site in the same way as staff, eg through these pages using their usual UWE Bristol username and password.

Can I use this as a part of my teaching?

Yes. For example, you can create playlists to share with a module group, or link from readinglists.ac.uk to relevant courses or directly into a relevant part of a course.

I’m a manager, how should I be using Lynda.com to develop my staff?

Lynda.com can be a valuable resource to help staff develop their skills. Encourage your staff to look at the site as part of their PDR process, or their ongoing personal development, and consider how it can support their role or progression.

Should I use Lynda.com instead of Learning and Development courses?

Lynda.com supplements the services provided by Human Resources' Learning and Development Centre. Further information on Learning and Development Centre courses.

Who can I call if I’m having technical difficulties?

If you are experiencing difficulty using the site, please contact the Library.

I have some feedback about Lynda.com, who do I send this to?

Please e-mail the Library with any feedback.

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