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Teaching and Learning with Lynda.com

lyndacom-home-pageHave you discovered Lynda.com yet?

All staff and students, have unlimited access to Lynda.com, an on-demand library of high-quality instructional videos covering a vast range of software, business and creative skills. With more than 5,000 courses taught by industry experts – and more added every week – Lynda.com is designed for all levels of learners, and it’s available whenever you’re ready to learn. You can access from www.port.ac.uk/lynda, directly from Lynda.com and with the Lynda.com app, you can view courses from your mobile device.

Across the University, staff and students have accessed Lynda.com and viewed over 1500 hours of learning so far. Content from Lynda.com has been embedded into Moodle as part of provision by the Graduate School, it has also been used in the Enterprise toolkit. Many students are using Lynda.com to support their studies, for example the top course in Creative and Cultural Industries is for 3DS Max, animation software directly relevant to some of the courses. In Science statistics tools such as SPSS are popular, while general skills such as Excel and Time Management are popular overall.

Lynda.com can be used by staff to to gain new skills or help with a specific task. A member of IS needed to find a way to make documents easily available to colleagues. They were able to achieve this by setting up a team web page after using the Google Sites course in Lynda.com.

To find out more and log into Lynda.com, visit www.port.ac.uk/lynda

Please also join our Lynda.com Google Community, keep up to date, get ideas and it would be great to share how you’ve used Lynda.com in your own learning and to support others.

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