Lynda.com is FREE for Northeastern Students!

Learn Excel, Programming Languages and So Much More

Did you know that as a Northeastern student, you have access to more than 4,000 FREE online-based training videos through Lynda.com?

Lynda is an incredible resource for students to enhance their learning outside of the classroom or to acquire new skills. Students have access to advanced training on a variety of subjects ranging from Microsoft Excel to the Adobe Creative Cloud or even programming languages like HTML, SQL and Python.

Lynda’s video training platform is simple, informative and easy to use. Lynda allows students to learn at their own pace, giving you the option to start, pause and continue on with your learning anytime, anywhere.

Check out some of the great courses, trainings and tutorials Lynda is offering right now.

Career Development:

Excel 2016 Essential Training

Perfect the Elevator Pitch

Programming Courses:

Become a Front-End Web Developer

Foundations of Programming: Databases

Learning New Skills:

The Basics of Data for Analytics

Project Management Fundamentals

Weekly Series:

If you’re short on time but still looking to learn in smaller doses, Lynda also has a weekly series offering a few tips and tricks to help with professional development. Lynda’s weekly series includes tutorials in Excel, Communication, Management, Marketing and so much more.

Learn Quick Tips with Lynda.com’s Weekly Series

Students can take advantage of any of these free training tools, so long as you are an active student. Access these great training tools by visiting Lynda.neu.edu or from the link on the myNEU Portal.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to learn new skills, expand your horizons and prepare for your new career!

Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact the ITS Service Desk at help@northeastern.edu or 617.373.4357 (xHELP).

Congrats Graduates! Your Access as Alumni

If you have completed graduation requirements within the last calendar year, you are considered a “recent alum.” As a recent alum, you will maintain access to certain university accounts and systems for one year.
NOTE: The completion of graduation requirements (i.e., when did you successfully complete all of your classes) is determined by the Registrar’s Office. This is not the same thing as attending Commencement.

HuskyMail/G-apps

Alumni retain their HuskyMail email and G-apps services. If you do not want to keep your email address and Google Drive account, you may request to remove these services by calling the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357. Students who withdraw from the university have access to HuskyMail and G-apps until the one-year anniversary of your withdrawal date.

myNEU Username and Password

You will be able to use your myNEU username and password to access the myNEU portal for one calendar year following the completion of graduation requirements. Within that one year time frame you will also retain access to select systems, such as NUwave and ITS-Managed computer labs.

One calendar year following the completion of graduation requirements, your myNEU account will be transitioned to full Alumni status. At this time, you will lose access to all remaining student systems that use your myNEU username and password for authentication.

*NOTE: You will receive an email notice from ITS 14 days before your account is transitioned to alumni status.

myNEU Portal (and Links)

Your myNEU username and password will continue to provide access to key university services tailored to your new role as a recent alum. While you will see the same links within the myNEU portal, only the relevant aspects of the portal and linked systems related to your new role as an alum will work.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is only available to active students. Once you have met the graduation requirements, you will no longer have access to Lynda.com. 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.

Microsoft Office 365

Your Office 365 username and associated account expires one calendar year after the completion of your graduation requirements. At this time, you will no longer have access to files stored in OneDrive for Business and any Office 365 software you have downloaded will go into “read-only” mode.

When you leave Northeastern, Microsoft will reach out to you with options for purchasing your own Office 365 license. If you choose to purchase this license, you will maintain full access to the copy of Office you downloaded while you were a student, along with any online applications. Or you may purchase a standalone version of Office.

**NOTE: Prior to your one year post-graduation anniversary, ITS recommends you save any files you may continue to need to an alternative storage system.

Northeastern Printing Plan

The annual printing credit on your HuskyCard refreshes just prior to the start of the Fall term, so any remaining balance will disappear at that time. To use your printing credit after completing your graduation requirements, you must get your free Alumni HuskyCard, available at HuskyCard Services in 4 Speare Place. If you met the graduation requirements at the end of April (Finals), your printing credit will disappear in late August/early September. If you met the graduation requirements at the end of December, your printing credit will disappear late in the following August/September.

HuskyNation

Offered by the Office of Alumni Relations, HuskyNation is Northeastern University’s online community for alumni. This includes full access to the alumni directory, class notes, alumni classifieds and your email forwarding account.

Alumni access the HuskyNation service using their myNEU username and password. Additional information on alumni benefits and perks can be found on the Northeastern Alumni website.

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have any questions or need help, contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or via email at help@northeastern.edu.

Lynda.com Offers FREE Teaching Tools, Professional Development Training & More

Lynda.com is FREE for all Northeastern Faculty and Staff

 

Did you know that as a
Northeastern faculty or staff member, you have access to more than 4,000 FREE online-based training videos through Lynda.com?

Lynda is an incredible resource for university professionals to enhance their learning outside of the classroom or to acquire new skills. Faculty and staff have access to advanced training on a variety of subjects ranging from Microsoft Office 365 Training to WordPress or even teaching tools like Prezi and Google Classroom.

Lynda’s video training platform is simple, informative and easy to use. Users can learn at their own pace, giving you the option to start, pause and continue on with your learning anytime, anywhere. Lynda also allows users to create and share learning playlists, which could be a perfect supplement to assigned reading or projects on your syllabus.

Check out some of the great courses, trainings and professional development tools Lynda is offering right now:

Office Training Tools:

Office 365 for Educators

Excel 2016 Essential Training

Office 365: Outlook Essential Training

Learning New Skills:

Learn Nvivo

WordPress Essential Training

Google Apps for Educators

Professional Development:

Monday Productivity Pointers

Building Trust with Colleagues

Leading with Emotional Intelligence


Weekly Series:

If you’re short on time but still looking to learn in smaller doses, Lynda also has a weekly series offering a few tips and tricks to help with professional development. Lynda’s weekly series includes tutorials in Excel, Communication, Management, Marketing and so much more.

Learn Quick Tips with the Lynda.com Weekly Series

Staff and faculty can take advantage of any of these free training tools, so long as you work at Northeastern. Access these great training tools by visiting Lynda.neu.edu or from the link on the myNEU Portal.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to learn new skills, expand your horizons or implement great new teaching tools into your classroom!

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have any questions about Lynda or need help, contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or via email at help@northeastern.edu.

Lynda.com: Online Video-Based Trainings

FREE to the Northeastern Community

As a Northeastern student, faculty or staff, you have access to over 4,000 FREE online video-based training courses at Lynda.neu.edu or from the link on the myNEU portal.

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What Do You Need To Learn?

Topics range from programming languages to business skills to professional development skills. Popular topics include Excel 2013, Adobe Creative Cloud and Programming courses, as well as soft skills, such as Time Management and Negotiation Skills.

Check out these courses and more!

Personal

  • Happiness Tips
  • Getting Things Done
  • Time Management
  • Improving Your Memory
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Speed Reading Fundamentals
Critical Computer Skills

  • Excel 2013: Essential Training
  • Excel 2013: Pivot Tables in Depth
  • Excel 2013: Formulas & Functions
  • Excel 2013: Macros in Depth
  • PowerPoint 2016: Tips and Tricks
  • Access 2016: Essential Training
Business

  • Marketing Tips
  • Project Management
  • Office 365: Essential Training
  • Building Business Relationships
  • Web Analytics Fundamentals
  • Customer Service Fundamentals
Creative and Design

  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • InDesign Essential Training
  • Illustrator CC Essential Training
  • Photoshop CC Essential Training
  • The Art of Photoshop Compositing
  • Creativity Bootcamp
Study Skills and Test Prep

  • Test Prep: GRE
  • Test Prep: ACT
  • Writing Research Papers
  • Study Skills Fundamentals
  • Google Apps for Student Productivity
  • Monday Productivity Pointers
Technical and Programming

  • Foundations of Programming
  • HTML Essential Training
  • JavaScript Essential Training
  • SQL Essential Training
  • Responsive Design Fundamentals
  • JQuery Essential Training

Don’t miss out – check out Lynda.com today! Learn more here.

 

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Teaching & Learning Updates – Summer 2016

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ATS is upgrading two often-used teaching and learning tools. The Tegrity lecture capture tool now uses a new high-performance hosting environment that improves playback speed and responsiveness, and broadens supported browser configurations. Enterprise Blackboard will be upgraded on May 7, 2016. This upgrade will provide bug fixes and improved embedded video support. Check the Blackboard or myNEU home pages for the downtime schedule.


TEXPO

TEXPO 2016: Technology in Teaching Expo, held on March 15, 2016, was very successful again this year. The purpose of TEXPO is to connect faculty and staff, to provide a platform for them to share their successes with technology in the classroom and offer peer-to-peer mentoring on technology use. Faculty and staff in attendance represented 70 departments around the university. Topics included digital storytelling, open and shared educational resources, Zaption interactive video, mobile photo editing, and social media. Video captures of the presentations and workshops can be found at the TEXPO website: http://www.ats.neu.edu/incubator/texpo-2016/. ATS will be setting the date for TEXPO 2017 over the next few weeks.

Please email ats@neu.edu if you would like to participate as a speaker next year.

New ATS Training Courses

ATS is now offering new courses including Technology for Accessibility and Diverse Learning Styles, Online Photo Editors, Mobile Device Photography, Video Editing with Microsoft Movie Editor, and Implementing Digication e-Portfolios. Based on the goals of faculty and staff, ATS also recently facilitated a number of custom group training sessions and workshops. Faculty and staff who are interested in custom training or workshops should contact ats@neu.edu. Current courses can be found on our website: http://www.ats.neu.edu/workshops-seminars.

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Lynda.com: New Blackboard Integration

Lynda.com is an excellent resource offering over 4,000 online training courses on a wide range of topics and disciplines to Northeastern students, staff, and faculty. Now, with the new Blackboard integration, instructors can find and load instructional videos from the lynda.com directly into Blackboard courses. To learn how to add Lynda.com courses to Blackboard courses, visit our Lynda.com support page.

Software Seminars

ATS partnered with several vendors to offer special software seminars this spring semester.  Our recent events with MathWorks, JMP and AutoDesk have been successful, and we’re working to add more workshops for the summer and fall of 2016. Check the ATS Special Events page for our complete schedule and registration links.

 

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Improve your skills and advance your career with our free courses

Online video-based trainings

As a Northeastern student, faculty or staff, you have access to free online video-based training for over 3,000 courses by going to Lynda.neu.edu or from the link on the myNEU portal.

In 2015, there were an average of:

  • 850 courses viewed per month
  • Over 10,000 videos viewed per month
  • Over 1,400 hours of videos viewed per month

That’s a lot of videos watched and a lot of knowledge gained!

Top 10 Most Viewed Lynda.com courses during Fall 2015

The most popular topics watched ranged from Excel-related courses to various programming languages courses. And there are a lot more topics covering software applications, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, as well as soft skills, such as time management & negotiation skills.

Don’t miss out – check out Lynda.com today! Learn more here.

Instructor-led workshops on the Boston campus

If you can’t find what you are looking for on Lynda.com, there is a select set of instructor-led workshops on a variety of software applications and presentation-related skills for students, faculty and staff from ITS Training. Popular workshops have included Adobe Creative Cloud applications (such as InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator), and information on building better presentations. No prior experience is necessary and you can register online. Learn more here.

Lynda.com – Customize Your Training, 24×7

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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 Lynda.com

Top 10 Most Viewed Lynda.com 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 Lynda.com’s advanced Excel courses:

  • Excel 2013: Pivot Tables in Depth
  • Excel 2013 Tips & Tricks
  • Excel 2013: Advanced Formulas & Functions
  • Excel 2013: Macros in Depth

Lynda.com libraries

Lynda.com 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 lynda.neu.edu and use your myNEU username and password to log in.

Want to know more about how you can use Lynda.com? Visit the Lynda.com page on our site for more information, or contact ITSTraining@northeastern.edu.

Get the Most Out of Lynda.com Training

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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.

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

ITS Training: Lynda.com goes mobile and more

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 www.lynda.com/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!

Lynda.com mobile
Log into the Lynda.com mobile app using the url lynda.neu.edu, 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.