lynda.com:



Go to http://www.lynda.com/portal/conncoll to log in and start learning!

An online learning company, lynda.com, provides video courses on topics such as software, design, programming, and business skills. With more than 2,400 courses taught by industry experts—and more added every week—lynda.com is designed for all levels of learners and is available whenever you’re ready to learn. You can even view it on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, or other mobile device.  Each course is taught by top experts who are the best in their field, passionate about their subject matter, and know how to teach. These skills will help students prepare for internships, jobs and coursework!

All current students, faculty and staff at Connecticut College receive unlimited access to this vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials to help them achieve personal and professional goals. Use this FAQ to learn more about this resource. If your questions aren't answered, contact Jessica McCullough, Instructional Design Librarian. 

lynda.com FAQ

 

How do I access it?
Go to http://www.lynda.com/portal/conncoll, or through CamelWeb use the lynda.com link in the “My Links” box towards the bottom of the first page.

Who can use lynda.com?
All current students, faculty and staff at Connecticut College. Take advantage of this opportunity while you are at Conn!

How can I get a lynda.com account?
You already have an account! Simply access lynda.com through CamelWeb and you will be logged in to lynda.com automatically.

Can I use lynda.com off-campus?
Certainly! We encourage you to use it whenever you need it – whether you are studying abroad, visiting home, or working at an internship. Just make you log in through CamelWeb so you are authenticated through Connecticut College to access the full video library.

How often are new courses added?
New courses and topics are added every week! Check out the lynda.com latest releases and most viewed courses in 3D and animation, audio, business, design, developer, photography, video, and web and interactive.

If I finish a course, can I take it again?
Yes, you can look at any course or part of a course as often as you wish.

Is there a limit to the amount of time I can spend on lynda.com?
No. But if you are inactive for more than 30 minutes, the site might log you out. Return to lynda.com, and view your history to pick up where you left off. 

Is there a limit to the number of people who can use lynda.com at one time?
No, we have an unlimited site license. If you can’t access it, there may be another problem. Call the Help Desk so that we can figure out if there is a problem.

How are instructors chosen for these lynda.com courses?
Instructors are all experts in particular topics. The courses are usually taught by industry professionals whose expertise is an excellent match for the topic.

Does lynda.com work on other devices?
There is an app that works on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. You can download this free app from Apple’s app store. When logging in to view your account, choose "Web Portal Access" and enter "conncoll.edu." You will then be directed to log in through our portal.

Why are there several courses on the same topic?
Lynda.com offers courses for all levels of expertise. There are comprehensive courses that teach everything a user needs to know about an unfamiliar application; courses that assume that you are familiar with the previous version and want to know only what is changed in the new version; and preview courses of new features in software that may not yet be released. A new type of course focuses on a single task, for instance, how to do a mail-merge in Word, or how to make a pivot table in Excel.

How do I learn more?
Lynda.com has its own FAQ page with answers to questions not covered here. You can also view the course, "How to use lynda.com” that covers all aspects of the web site.