Visit go/lisworkshops to view the updated LIS workshop schedule and sign up for sessions of interest. You’ll find another chance to learn the basics of how to manage a department web site using Drupal, as well as several “work session” opportunities where you can work on your site with someone on hand to answer your questions.
There is still time to sign up for the Oct. 16 Online Learning with lynda.com session. Lynda is a fabulous video-based online instruction resource available to all Middlebury faculty, staff and students. If this is news to you (or if you’re not sure what this means), you should attend one of these “get acquainted” sessions — and convince a friend to come along.
Pinch yourself. If you feel something it means you survived the start of the academic year! Since you’ve done so well it’s time to treat yourself and learn some new skills that will make your life easier. Check out go/lisworkshops to view our hot-off-the-press workshop schedule and get signed up for topics of interest.
We’re excited to offer several opportunities to get acquainted with — a fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new skills. You can work through an entire course (something nice to mention at performance evaluation time!) or watch a single movie for just-in-time learning. With over 1,400 courses, there is something for everyone. Recent additions include “Effective Public Speaking” and “Mac OS X Mountain Lion New Features.”
You’ll also find Drupal workshops on our schedule covering the basics of maintaining a departmental web site and work sessions where you can get help with your specific questions.
Don’t miss out! There is still time to fit in some learning before fall semester leaps out from behind the nearest patch of sunflowers… Visit go/lisworkshops to view our schedule and get signed up for topics of interest. You’ll find Drupal sessions to help you get your departmental web site up to snuff before the next batch of students arrives on campus. You’ll also find another opportunity to find out about and how you can start using it to improve your skills.
Although summer is a busy time for many around campus, we are offering a few learning opportunities with the added enticement of air conditioning. Visit go/lisworkshops to view our schedule and get signed up for sessions of interest. You’ll find Drupal introductions and work sessions so you can spruce up your departmental web sites. You’ll also find a few more chances to find out about and how you can start using it (wherever you are!) to improve your skills.
There are a few more learning opportunities on the horizon before our language schools students arrive on campus, so we hope you’ll visit go/lisworkshops to view our schedule and get signed up for sessions of interest. We’re squeezing in a Drupal introduction as well as a work session so you can spruce up your departmental web sites. You’ll also find a few more chances to find out about and how you can start using it (wherever the summer may find you!) to improve your skills. You may be surprised to learn that lynda is not just for technology — it includes such topics as “time management skills,” “achieving your goals” and “effective meetings.”
Sign-ups are now open for our May workshop offerings. Visit go/lisworkshops for all the details. You’ll find Drupal sessions to help you build and manage departmental web sites, as well as a few more opportunities to find out how you can start using to improve your technology skills.
If you have a computer running Windows 7 you can use “jump lists” to access frequently-used documents, folders and web sites… but do you know how? In less than four minutes lynda can show you:
- Login at go/lynda first. (New to lynda? Click here for details.)
- Now, click here to learn about this quick and easy way to access your favorite files and web sites.
This is just a taste from one of over 1,100 courses lynda offers. If you haven’t yet explored this new resource, try it today.
If you are asking yourself, “Who is Lynda?” then you are missing out on a wealth of fabulous learning opportunities. Lynda is not a “who” but rather a “what” – it is a video-based online instruction resource now available 24/7 to all faculty, staff and students, both here and at Monterey. Lynda currently offers over 1100 courses composed of engaging, easy-to-view short videos that, like eating potato chips, make it hard to watch just one.
Don’t take our word for it; try it yourself. In just 1.55 minutes learn how to navigate the Lynda site and find video segments and courses that interest you. 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 stores your personal video viewing history, bookmarks, certificates of completion, etc.)
- After logging in, click “Navigating the site” to watch the video.
Bet you can’t watch just one.