Have you heard about Lynda?
Lynda.com is an online learning company that provides top-quality video tutorials. Short videos focused on a particular feature or skill are linked together into comprehensive courses. You can learn new software and skills at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. Access to this wealth of information usually costs between $20 and $35 a month. Now with your library card, you have access to Lynda.com for free!
For free access to Lynda.com, you must have a Heights Libraries card. If you received your library card from a different library, check with library staff for options. Your library card PIN is also required. Your PIN defaults to the last 4 digits of your phone number. If you are unsure of your PIN, check with library staff.
Ready to get started with Lynda.com?
First, visit heightslibrary.org/lynda and click on Access Heights Libraries lynda.com login page here. You can also access the Lynda login page directly at lynda.com/portal/sip?org=heightslibrary.org.
Next, log in with your Heights Libraries card number and PIN and click Log In.
When you access Lynda.com for the first time, you will be asked for your name and email address. This personalizes your Lynda.com experience and allows the site to track your progress. Now you’re ready to start learning!
What can you learn with Lynda.com?
Lynda.com tutorials cover a wide variety of computer software, technology, management and creative skills. Want to know more about formulas in Excel or how to use GarageBand? Become a better project manager or learn the basics of photography? Lynda.com is the perfect place to start.
Lynda.com courses require some computer skills and are best suited to intermediate and advanced users. Many courses include downloadable practice files, which allow you to work along with the video tutorials.
To browse the courses available through Lynda.com, hover your mouse over the Library at the top of the screen after logging in. Courses are divided into subjects, including Business, Design, Education & Elearning and more. To search for a specific program, skill, or course, use the search box next to Library.
When you find a course that interests you, click on it and press play in the video player.
Don’t worry about finishing a course all at once. Lynda.com will remember your place – watch as much or as little as you want at a time.
Please remember to log out of Lynda.com when you are finished – only 35 people can be logged into Lynda.com at a time. To do so, click on Hi, (your name)! in the top right corner of the screen and select Log out.
For more information on Lynda.com, check out our upcoming class All About Lynda.com. The class will be held:
- Wednesday, July 13th at 11 am
- Thursday, July 28th at 7 pm
- Saturday, August 6th at 11 am
- Tuesday, August 23rd at 7 pm
Sign-up for these and any other computer classes at heightslibrary.org or by calling (216) 932-3600. Registration opens two weeks before date of the class.
Not quite ready for Lynda.com yet? Check out the new Learning @ Heights Libraries page. It includes links to a variety of resources for all skill levels.