Lynda.com is available to all students, faculty and staff at Connecticut College. Recommend this resource of thousands of courses to students by sending them links to specific courses, or including it as a resource on your syllabus. You can also find courses related to skills you hope to develop, for personal or professional reasons. If you don’t have to time to watch the courses now, add them to a playlist to view at a later date (Fall break is coming up!). Here are some suggestions for how to take advantage of this amazing resource:
- Take notes while you watch a course. The “Notebook” feature lets you type notes as you watch. Notes are linked to that point in the video, so you can easily find and re-watch those sections! You can even export your notes into a Word or Google Doc, a helpful strategy if you are summarizing points of a course and want to keep a record in your personal files.
- Make playlists of courses. Create a playlist for a class. Or for yourself when you have a chance to learn something new. You can create as many playlists as you like!
- Bookmark video clips for future reference. As you watch a course, click on the bookmark icon in the “Contents” area for those videos you want to return to. I watch the same 3 video clips on InDesign every semester, and bookmarks make it easy for me to find the parts I need quickly.
- Subscribe to the email list. New courses are being added weekly, some in surprising areas. To keep updated, subscribe to the email notification. After logging in, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Manage email preferences.” I subscribe to every type of email notification and I rarely get more than one email a week.
Have questions? Feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to help you use lynda.com effectively!