Lynda.com is an online learning platform that teaches anyone about a variety of professional skills through an expansive video course library.
To access the tutorials and learning tools provided by Lynda, use the login button below and authenticate with your Colby username and password.
LyndaCampus offers a library of over 2,400 tutorial videos to help anyone learn software, web design, and business skills. The courses are broken up into short videos (usually 2-6 minutes) and are organized into chapters so you can enjoy them on your own time and at your own pace.
If you have ever used other online video services like YouTube or Vimeo you will feel right at home using Lynda. Here is a short introductory video on how to use Lynda, after you watch it click the blue “watch this course” button to learn more.
You can access Lynda.com from any Internet-connected device, anywhere in the world. Windows and Macintosh users can click the “Log in” button above and enter your Colby username and password. iOS users can follow these steps
. Android users can follow these steps
One possible use may be to direct students to tutorial videos instead of using class time to cover the topic. For example, how to use Excel.
Lynda offers the capability to create groups of students and assign them playlists of courses
. Faculty members can then track the progress of the students as they work through the playlists.
Students can use the courses offered through Lynda to expand their knowledge of software titles that are required for courses or that might pique their interest. Lynda also offers courses in skills such as photography
, time management
and interview techniques
Similar to faculty creating groups and playlists of courses for students, staff can create these same groups and playlists of courses
and assign them to others to work through in cohorts. Cohort leaders can then track cohort progress through courses. Staff can also use the courses offered through Lynda to expand their knowledge of software titles that are required for jobs or that might pique their interests.
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