ITS offers free web-based training on many popular applications and security awareness. This training is available to students, faculty and staff at anytime and anywhere you have access to the Internet.
Lynda.com Broad-Based Online Training
Students, faculty and staff can access online software training from Lynda.com from a browser on either a Windows or Mac computer, or on any mobile device. You can search for and watch specific content within a course, or watch and learn from an entire course – and you can pick up where you left off from any browser or device.
Some of the benefits of using the large library of free training modules:
- Take tutorials to supplement coursework
- Learn techniques for your own interests
- Build tech and business skills for your resume
- Create customized playlists
- Assign specific tutorials or a playlist for project or course work
- Provide tutorials in class
- Incorporate lynda.com modules into your syllabi
- Increase your productivity with tutorials
- Explore new technologies on your own
- Expand skills for your resume
And new for everyone since LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com in April 2015, if you complete an entire course online, you can add that to your LinkedIn profile.
You can also install the Lynda mobile app from their website or from the appropriate app store for your iOS or Android device. You will need to log in on the apps with your myNEU credentials.
When you leave the Northeastern, your free access to Lynda ends. However, if you choose to sign up for a personal subscription, you can maintain your course history by informing Lynda’s customer service that you wish to transfer your previous material to your new account.
To learn more about how to take advantage of everything Lynda has to offer, ITS Training will provide periodic demonstrations. You can also contact us by phone at 617.373.5858 or email email@example.com for more information.
Microsoft Online Learning
Northeastern ITS has negotiated to provide access to Microsoft’s Online Learning courses. The course tracks include Applications, Servers and Systems. These courses are available to faculty and staff only.
Go to https://onlinelearning.microsoft.com/. Sign in through the Organizational Account option using your Northeastern Office 365 username ([myNEU username]@northeastern.edu) and your myNEU password. This is how you will access your courses at all times.
NOTE: If you are already signed in to any online Office 365 services (e.g., OWA, OneDrive) in the same browser, you may not need to sign in again.
When you first sign in to the Microsoft Online Learning website, a pop up will state that your email is not enrolled, prompting you to redeem an access code:
To enroll and get access:
- In a separate window or tab, go to the Knowledge Base for the solution (you may need to sign in with your myNEU username and password) to find the necessary access code(s). Access codes exist for training on applications, servers and systems.
- Go back to the Microsoft site and click on the link in the pop-up message to redeem your code and enter your @neu.edu email address.
Once you are subscribed, you will be able to browse the catalog for courses in that track, and add courses to your saved list.
If you wish to add a new course track in the future, pull down the menu available through your name at the top of the window, and select “Add subscription” to follow the same access code step as above.
Information Security Awareness Training
ITS provides a Blackboard course on information security awareness. In accordance with the Massachusetts data protection law that took effect March 2010, completion of this course is required of all individuals who may come into contact with Personal Identification Information (Pii).
Access the Information Security Awareness Training course through “Courses” on Blackboard, which you can get to through the myNEU portal.
If you have a question or need assistance, contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mathematica Online Training
Mathematica is a computational software program used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical and computing fields. Training for Mathematica software is available to students, faculty and staff. Get an overview of Mathematica, learn about new functionality, or study specific topics including data import and export, programming, visualizations, and numerics by visiting http://www.wolfram.com/services/education/seminars/.
SAS Online Training
SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is a software suite for advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics. Training for SAS software is available to students, faculty and staff by creating a profile on in SAS Online E-learning for All – go to the Knowledge Base for the solution (you may need to sign in with your myNEU username and password). Once your e-Learning has been activated, visit support.sas.com/myelearn and log into your profile to access your training. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.