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What is Lynda?

Did you know that Northeastern students, faculty and staff have:

  • FREE access to over 3,000 online video courses from Lynda?
  • Topics range from programming languages to business skills to professional development skills

Why is Lynda beneficial?

  • Each video is short, only a few minutes long.
    • Watch them even if you have very little time.
  • Pick and choose the ones that you need or interest you.
  • Receive a completion certificate that you can have posted directly to your LinkedIn account if you complete an entire course.
  • Offers training on different topics as well as specific software applications.
  • Ability to create and assign playlists allows for more personalized learning.

Excel 2013 Essential Training on

Top 10 Most Viewed courses during Fall 2015:

  • Excel 2013 Essential Training
  • Project 2013 Essential Training
  • Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Foundations of Programming: Databases
  • SQL Essential Training
  • Excel 2016 Essential Training
  • JavaScript Essential training
  • Up and Running with Python
  • Up and Running with R

For those of you who have taken the Excel 2013 Essential Training course, you may be interested in some of’s advanced Excel courses:

  • Excel 2013: Pivot Tables in Depth
  • Excel 2013 Tips & Tricks
  • Excel 2013: Advanced Formulas & Functions
  • Excel 2013: Macros in Depth libraries has different sections in its Library with courses on different topics and software applications:

  • 3D and Animation
  • Audio and Music
  • Business
  • CAD
  • Design
  • Developer
  • Education + Elearning
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Web

Be sure to explore the different classes today!
To access Lynda, go to and use your myNEU username and password to log in.

Want to know more about how you can use Visit the page on our site for more information, or contact

Get the Most Out of Training logo

One of the best opportunities you have at Northeastern to improve your software and personal skills is through our partnership with, which is available to students, faculty and staff.

Many of you have taken advantage of this online training resource – we have more than 12,000 registered users, who watched over 300,000 hours of video this past year. You can always access through myNEU or directly at, and log in with your myNEU username and password. You have access as long as you are an active Northeastern faculty or staff member, or student.

There are many uses for Some take courses for their own interest and skill development. Some search to find an answer to a specific technical question, like how to use a feature in Photoshop. On a larger scale, faculty at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business have been assigning Excel courses from to students. This allows them to ensure that students have the skills not only to handle their in-class work, but also to make them more competitive for co-op positions.

One feature added recently to is the ability to create and share playlists of courses or specific videos. For people not familiar with, ITS-Training has created a basic playlist with a course on how to use and some examples of useful content. Just click here and you’ll be taken to log in with your myNEU username and password.

And don’t forget, ITS-Training continues to offer instructor led classes. You can log in, check the schedule and register for workshops at

As always, your comments are welcome – email us at and follow us on Twitter @ITSTrainingNU.

ITS Training: goes mobile and more on the go
Thousands of faculty, staff and students have found using Northeastern’s access to online training a valuable skill building resource. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can go to and log in with your myNEU credentials.

For both new and existing users, you can also take advantage of mobile access to From the front page, scroll down to the bottom of the page to “Products,” and go to Mobile Apps (or visit the site directly at You’ll find both iOS and Android options. Once installed and launched on your device, you will need to indicate your method of logging in is by Web Portal. Type in and, once the Northeastern authentication portal appears within the app, log in with your myNEU credentials. Once authenticated, the app will present you with your account. Your bookmarks, playlists, etc. will all be there. One added feature to mobile access is the ability to download a course for offline viewing. Download and watch where and when you want! mobile
Log into the mobile app using the url, then enter your myNEU username and password.

ITS Training updates
This fall, you can look forward to ITS-Training providing you instructor-led and online resources to get you up to speed on the new versions of Office we will have available on campus. In addition, you can look forward to our training support for Adobe Creative Cloud. We’re excited for the new technology and want to get you just as excited.