We are delighted to announce a new way to learn about technology! LIS recently finalized arrangements for access to video-based online instruction through Lynda.com. You can learn new software skills to help at work or home by watching short, 2-3 minute movies or by working through an entire course.
This fabulous learning resource is now available to all faculty, staff and students, both here and at Monterey, using your Middlebury username and password. Don’t take our word for it when we claim it’s addictive — take five minutes, log in for the first time and find out for yourself. Here’s how:
- Type go/lynda (or go.middlebury.edu/lynda from off-campus) in your browser’s address field, then press Enter or Return.
- From Middlebury’s authentication page, log in with your regular Middlebury username and password.
- The first time you log in you will be asked to provide basic information for your Lynda profile. At minimum fill in your first and last name; the rest is optional. The profile is used to store your personal video viewing history, bookmarks, certificates of completion, etc.)
- Click “Update” to save your profile information; you will be re-directed to the Lynda site where you can begin your learning adventure.
- Use the drop-down menus located in the black bar at the top of the site or use the “search” feature to find movies or courses of interest. Look for links to “Take a guided tour” and “How to use lynda.com” at the top right of all course sites. You may also select “How to use lynda.com” from the “New” menu for help getting started.
The next time you bump into someone from LIS, thank them for this great new resource. Many of our staff helped get this project off the Wish List and on to the Try-It-Today List!