#282 Tips for Getting the Most out of Lynda.com

November 15, 2017

Lynda.com provides instructional videos on a wide range of software products, technologies & business topics. Access to Lynda.com is available 24/7 from your desktop or mobile device, allowing you to learn at your own pace and schedule.

To access Lynda.com at Penn, go to http://lynda.upenn.edu and sign in using your PennKey and password. This service is available to all Penn Law faculty, staff and students.

For more information, visit ITS Online at https://www.law.upenn.edu/its/docs/lynda.


Here are 10 things to know about your Lynda.com account:

  1. Lynda courses are chunked into small video segments, allowing you to focus on a specific topic or task.
  2. The com mobile app is synced with the desktop—you can start watching on one device and continue on another. That includes Roku and Apple TV.
  3. Want to know what Lynda.com courses are popular at Penn? Log into your Lynda.com account and click “Popular at Your Organization.”
  4. Tie Lynda.com courses to your performance reviews. For more information about how Lynda.com is integrated with Knowledge Link, download the Lynda/Knowledge Link FAQor email your question to kl_help@lists.upenn.edu.
  5. Create and share playlists with colleagues or team members. Visit the Playlist Center to use playlists created by Lynda.com, or create your own.
  6. Take notes in a course while viewing. After taking notes, you can opt to download and save your notes as a Word, PDF, or text file. For help on using notes, go to Using the Notebook.
  7. Explore a new skill or topic with curated Learning Paths. Learn more at Explore Learning Paths.

  8. Manage your profile so that it reflects your interests and learning goals—Lynda can send you course recommendations based on your profile. Log into Lynda, and under Profile, click “My Interests.”
  9. Keep current with new courses—sign up for the newsletter or log into your Lynda.com account, and click “New.”
  10. Attach your Certificate of Completion to your LinkedIn profile, or share it with others. Lynda.com issues Certificates of Completion when you have finished a course or learning path.

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