Lynda.com: Your Own Personal Technology Tutor

When you need to learn a new computer program, do you read a manual?  Search Google and then sift through the results? Wouldn’t it just be great if all the answers and tutorials were available in one website that showed you how to do it?

Say hello to Lynda.csun.edu(where CSUN faculty and staff log in).

With access funded by Information Technology, Lynda.com offers CSUN faculty and staff more than 1,460 online courses and 82,000 tutorials for myriad aspects of technology an educator is likely to encounter. More are being added every day. Benefits include:

  • Wide range of comprehensive tutorials. Popular training videos include Moodle, WordPress, Microsoft Office and the Adobe Suite. You can even learn to master hardware such as digital SLR cameras, smartphones and Internet routers. View a sample tutorial video.
  • Accessible anywhere, anytime. Courses are available 24/7 to any faculty or staff member with an Internet connection. The mobile version of the Lynda.com website works on Android and Apple smartphones, and an app is available for iPhones and iPads. Every tutorial video is paired with a transcript, and many of them feature closed captioning for users who would like to follow along with a text version.
  • Convenient organization and bookmarks. With Lynda.com, you can set up a queue of tutorial videos to learn around your schedule. You can bookmark videos you haven’t finished yet with a point-and-click. Answers are quick and succinct—courses on Lynda.com are broken up into small sections for users who need immediate answers to specific questions.

Getting started with Lynda.com is simple. Visit lynda.csun.edu and sign in with your CSUN user ID and password for complete access to all of the site’s resources. Faculty members with questions can call the IT Help Center at (818) 677-1400 or visit the website.

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