One of the best opportunities you have at Northeastern to improve your software and personal skills is through our partnership with Lynda.com, 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 Lynda.com through myNEU or directly at lynda.northeastern.edu, 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 Lynda.com. Some take courses for their own interest and skill development. Some search Lynda.com 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 Lynda.com 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 Lynda.com is the ability to create and share playlists of courses or specific videos. For people not familiar with Lynda.com, ITS-Training has created a basic playlist with a course on how to use Lynda.com 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 northeastern.gosignmeup.com.
Lynda.com on the go
Thousands of faculty, staff and students have found using Northeastern’s access to Lynda.com online training a valuable skill building resource. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can go to lynda.northeastern.edu and log in with your myNEU credentials.
For both new and existing users, you can also take advantage of mobile access to Lynda.com. From the Lynda.com front page, scroll down to the bottom of the page to “Products,” and go to Mobile Apps (or visit the site directly at lynda.com/mobile-apps). 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 lynda.neu.edu 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 Lynda.com 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!
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.