Lynda.com

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important notes on access

What is Lynda.com?

Lynda.com is widely known as one of the best online training libraries. It offers tens of thousands of expert-taught top-quality instructional videos on more than 4,000 courses for all skill levels that play on PCs, Macs and a variety of mobile devices 24/7. Starting Semester B 2016/17, the university has entered a license agreement with Lynda.com that allows CityU staff and students to have access to a resource of updated and innovative online training content across academic disciplines to support their professional development and as curriculum resources. Its catalogue of courses covers a variety of topics, including those on computing, animation, accounting, architecture, business, engineering, etc. which are curricula offered in CityU. For the full course listing, please check out the Lynda.com website at http://www.lynda.com/subject/all.

Lynda.com

As these online courses are broken into bite-size tutorials (each 5-15 minutes long), users can select whichever topic they wish to learn instead of taking the entire course. Lynda.com also provides closed captioning (subtitles) and searchable, time-coded transcripts which make it easy for learners to follow through the content of the entire movie.

Eligibility

Current CityU students, faculty and staff

How can Lynda.com support me?

  • Keeps you current on technology
  • Tracks your individual training progress
  • Inspires you to be more effective and productive
  • Lets you learn at your own pace—anytime, anywhere
  • Provides certificates of completion
  • Offers personal and professional development

How can I get the most out of Lynda.com?

  • Set aside time every week for online training
  • Visit Lynda.com regularly for a listing of new and updated courses
  • Watch the welcome video of a course to check out its training content
  • Use bookmarks to indicate favourite videos or courses
  • Create and share course playlists
  • Download exercise files and practice applying knowledge as you go

How can I access Lynda.com?

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To access your CityU Lynda.com account, click the above link and log in using your CityU EID and Active Directory (AD) password, just like you are logging into the staff or student LAN.

Lynda.com log in page

After you click "Login", you will be directed to the following screen:

If you do not wish the above information to be prompted every time you log into Lynda.com, you may select Do not ask me again (as circled above) instead. After making your selection, click "Accept" to login.

Where to get help?

If you experience any access issues or have any questions about the service, please contact the Library Reference Desk or email to lbinf@cityu.edu.hk. To learn more, watch this introductory video about the service and there is a comprehensive tutorial "How to use Lynda.com", which includes chapters on

  • Browsing the library by subject, software, or author
  • Using your training history
  • Downloading and using the exercise files
  • Searching the video transcripts for a specific word or phrase
  • Overview of the basic video player controls
  • Use of bookmarks to indicate favorite videos or courses
  • Viewing content on mobile devices
  • Printing and sharing certificates of completion
  • Using the Site Map

Comments & Suggestions

Do let us know whether this learning resource is helpful to you. We welcome all feedback and comments that help us to improve and assess the value of this service. Please send them to lbinf@cityu.edu.hk.