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 IT Introduces New Training Option: lynda.com

January 27, 2011

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Information Technology continually searches for ways to offer training to staff, faculty and students.  We recognize that there are times when an individual cannot attend our training session, doesn’t know that they need the training when our workshop is offered or IT is not offering the specific training that is needed.  We believe that we have found the solution to these challenges in lynda.com


Lynda.com offers over nine-hundred online workshops.  These video-based tutorials cover both basic and more in-depth topics.  The titles range from Acrobat to Word, with many in-between including Dreamweaver, Excel, Facebook, FileMaker, Google, iMovie, InDesign, iPhone, Moodle, Photoshop, Powerpoint and Windows 7 - and more.  Tutorials are frequently added to address new software titles or upgrades. You can take each tutorial from beginning to end or jump to the lesson addressing your specific training needs.


They are also convenient since they are available via the Web.  This means that you can use them from your office, from one of the labs on campus, from your residence hall room or from home.  They are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week.
Each tutorial consists of video instruction from experts in their fields accompanied by exercise files that allow you to follow along and try things on your own.  This allows you to both learn and do at the same time.  Missed a step? Simply rewind and watch the section again.


To take a look at the numerous training titles offered through lynda.com, visit their website.  If you are ready to try the training, Lewis & Clark College has five licenses that we will check out for a week at a time.  During that week, you can take as many tutorials as you like.  To check out a license, send an email to training@lclark.edu and indicate which week you would like.


Information Technology has committed to piloting lynda.com for a year and then re-evaluating how well it meets our needs.