Lynda: Your at-home tutor

5 03 2014

By: Andrea Larson (@andrea_larson_)

There has been an addition to online learning at UW Oshkosh this year and her name is Lynda. Lynda Weinam and Bruce Heavin cofounded a website for students that gives them the opportunity to watch online tutorials. How does it work exactly?

Lynda is a vast online library, about 2,422 courses, of easy-to-use tutorials that cover the latest software and led by accomplished teachers and industry experts. If you are looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, social media, project management, and much more, Lynda has them all. Pick a topic you want to learn more about and watch anywhere from five to 100 individual movies according to your skill level.

This is a great tool for students because it can be difficult for professors to find class time to teach students all there is to know about these programs. If you like what you have learned so far in class, want to get ahead or learn more, take advantage of this program. Learn at your own pace, get help outside of class and receive a certificate of completion to add to your LinkedIn profile or portfolio.

I have used Lynda for a couple classes so far and not only was it easy to use, but you can refer back to the videos for more explanation anytime. I highly recommend checking it out!

To access Lynda:

  • Go to the UW Oshkosh website
  • Type Lynda in the search bar and click the first search result that appears
  • The Lynda.com page will appear and in the box on the right side, click log in.
  • Type your student information, this is the same information you use to receive computer access
  • You will then see the Lynda.com home page where you can search for whatever you would like to learn more about

The pictures below are what you should see during the steps above:

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Let us know what you think of Lynda and what courses you have found helpful!

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