Lynda.com Free to All Faculty & Staff

Lynda.com has more than 4,000 FREE Training Videos!

Northeastern faculty and staff members 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 to use in their everyday jobs.

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

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.

Don’t Miss Out!

Faculty and staff can take advantage of any of these free training tools, so long as you work at Northeastern University. 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 Offers Great New Tools for Students

Learn Excel, Python, 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 for everyday life. 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.

Great Courses on Lynda:


Microsoft Excel 2016

Become a Front-End Web Developer

Internet Safety for Students

The Basics of Data for Analytics

Learning Python

Weekly Hits:

Lynda also has a weekly series offering a few tips and tricks to help with professional development, Excel, Communication, Management, Marketing and so much more.

How to Access Lynda:

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.northeastern.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).

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.

Need Technology Help?

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Need Technology Help? Information Technology Services (ITS) has a variety of helpful links for self service. Prefer to have someone guide you on the phone?  Our office has a welcoming and knowledgeable staff to call upon when you need guidance. Whether you simply want assistance logging in or need advice finding a software solution, we have the expertise to guide you in navigating the regularly enhanced technology landscape at Northeastern.

Here is a list of popular links:

 

 

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.

 

Complimentary MATLAB Training

Learn MATLAB® interactively, at your own pace, with MATLAB Academy™


Exclusive Training for Northeastern Faculty and Students
MATLAB Academy Training is now available to all Faculty and Students under the university’s MathWorks Campus-wide License Agreement. We offer exclusive access to MATLAB self-paced training. Learn MATLAB interactively, at your own pace with MATLAB Academy.

Online Courses
These online courses provide a comprehensive introduction to the MATLAB technical computing environment. Competency is developed in a natural way, with an emphasis on practical application. The pre-recorded, interactive format includes demonstrations, exercises, and quizzes that you complete at your own pace. Themes of data analysis, visualization, modeling, and programming are explored throughout four online courses.

Available courses include: MATLAB Onramp, MATLAB Fundamentals, MATLAB for Financial Applications, MATLAB Programming Techniques, MATLAB for Data Processing and Visualization, and Machine Learning with MATLAB.

Sign up today HERE!


New to MATLAB?
MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that lets you focus on your course work and applications, rather than on programming details. It enables you to solve many numerical problems in a fraction of the time it takes to write a program in a lower-level language. You can also use MATLAB to analyze and visualize data using automation capabilities, thereby avoiding the manual repetition.

For MATLAB information, access and support at Northeastern, go to the ITS service page: https://www.northeastern.edu/its/services/software/matlab/.

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Teaching & Learning Updates – Fall 2016

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ATS, the academic support unit of Information Technology Services (ITS), is constantly upgrading and adding to Northeastern’s teaching and learning tools. ATS also offers teaching technology courses and on-campus events in support of faculty and staff.


Save The Date – TEXPO Technology in Teaching – April 25, 2017
All Northeastern University faculty and staff are invited to participate in TEXPO 2017 in the Spring. Our second annual Teaching & Technology Expo is an opportunity to hear how different departments are using technology and how Information Technology Services is supporting your efforts. Please join us to engage with your colleagues, share knowledge, and learn the latest technologies available to you.TEXPO-logo-300x94

Next Steps: RSVP here to stay informed and to select topics of interest for the event.


Blackboard Updates

Add a Northeastern Librarian to Your Blackboard Arsenal

It’s no secret –Blackboard and the Northeastern Librarian’s—are two of your greatest resources for course preparation. Good news; now you can have your cake and eat it too! Blackboard now offers the functionality to add a Librarian to your course. The Librarian can assist with the review or editing of course materials, as well as contribute research advice and content for students based on course topics.

Note: Librarians will not be able remove students/users from your course, and will not have access to view or edit student grades.

How to Add a Librarian in Blackboard
To facilitate the work of Librarians who would like to post content inside Blackboard courses, Academic Technology Services has added a new “Librarian” role. Instructions for how to add this role can be found here. You also may find more information about getting help with research for your course from Librarians on the Ask a Librarian page.

Presentations Worth Talking About – VoiceThread Partners with Blackboard

An update for VoiceThread to make it available through Blackboard is available for the Fall. This new integration allows both you and your students to access VoiceThread when you log in to Blackboard for a more interactive and engaging experience.

The integration enables learners and instructors to actively engage in discussions within their learning environment using video, voice or text commenting. The tools enhance the learning experience by facilitating dynamic conversations and fostering better communication.

We recommend that faculty who wish to take advantage of gradebook integration and the user management features of their VoiceThread Pro Accounts use the VoiceThread tool in Blackboard. Learn more about VoiceThread.

Note: The update is optional. You will need to complete a one-time verification process.

Test-Drive BlackBoard Collaborate Ultra

A new, java-free version of Blackboard Collaborate is available for faculty to test-drive. The new version, called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, will be available for testing in all Northeastern Blackboard courses.

It runs directly from your web browser – no installation required!

New features include:

  • Browser-based conferencing
  • High-quality mobile supported video
  • Simple and fast file sharing
  • Recordings
  • Breakout groups
  • Polling
  • Attendance reporting

The legacy version of Blackboard Collaborate will remain available in all courses through Spring 2017. We encourage faculty to explore this new version and provide feedback to ATS@neu.edu.

Learn More
Visit the Academic Technology Services’ Blackboard Collaborate Ultra page.


TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

What Technology Do You Want to Learn?

New ATS Training Courses

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   – Introduction to Qualtrics
   – Social Media Tools & Best Practices
   – Introduction to Storyline
   – Tools for Creating Content and Narrations

Check out the full course schedule: http://www.ats.neu.edu/workshops-seminars.

Instructor-Led Workshops

ITS Training offers FREE instructor-led workshops on a variety of software applications and presentation-related skills for students, faculty and staff.

th (4)Popular upcoming workshops include:
   – Public Speaking
   – Adobe InDesign
   – How to Design Engaging Presentations
   – Photoshop
   – Adobe Illustrator

Don’t miss out! Check out the full schedule here.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com offers over 4,000 online video-based training courses on a wide range of topics – from Excel to Programming to Time Management. As a Northeastern student, faculty or staff member, you have free access. Go now!

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In case you missed it…
Lynda now integrates with Blackboard. Instructors can find and load instructional videos from the lynda.com directly into Blackboard courses (find out how).

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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.

Teaching & Learning Updates – Spring 2016

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ATS has new software features, planned vendor visits, and several pilot projects in process this spring. In addition, there are opportunities to be involved in innovative classroom projects and participate in panel discussions at TEXPO on March 15, 2016.


Digication: new password feature and program assessment options

Our current e-portfolio system, Digication, has added new features that allow students to password-protect pages, enabling them to share their work with potential employers in the job search process. Further, students can now join a Digication course via Blackboard, which makes Digication’s template and course and program assessment feature a good option for departments who would like to conduct assessments of learning against a rubric. Finally, faculty and students who use the assignment feature may notice a change in the assignment submission interface. This interface update streamlines assignment submission by limiting visible options to those that are currently open for submission. For e-portfolio information, visit http://www.ats.neu.edu/teaching-technology/digication/.

Software vendor visits

Academic Technology Services is scheduling a series of visits from vendors so that students and faculty can better leverage free and discounted software provided by the university. Upcoming events include sessions provided by TopHat, AutoDesk, Microsoft, Articulate, MathWorks, IBM and Adobe. Please check our Special Events page to stay up to date on these visits.

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Pilots and projects in progress

We’re currently in the process of piloting several tools, including Zaption, an interactive video platform and Pragya, a smart repository and content management tool. To read more about these tools, join the pilot, or learn more about innovation in Academic Technology Services, please visit our Pilots and Projects page.

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TEXPO: Technology in Teaching Expo will be March 15, 2016 in the Curry Student Center. Panel topics will include pilot project outcomes, mobile photo and online editing, microlearning objects, storytelling, open learning resources, adaptive learning, and results of the Learning Management System (LMS) search recently undertaken by the university. If you’d like to present at TEXPO on any of the above topics or about other technology innovations in your classroom, please email ats@neu.edu.

 

24/7 Blackboard help

Students and faculty may now reach a staffed help desk 24/7 for answers to Blackboard questions and issues. You will hear a new call routing menu when you call 617.373.4357 which will help you get assistance faster any time of night or day.  For specific information about Blackboard support in your college or department, visit the ITS Knowledge Base accessible from myNEU and search on blackboard support.

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Discovery Lab

The Discovery lab, an exciting area located on the first floor of Snell Library near Argo Tea, is where you will find large presentation displays, whiteboards, and computers throughout the room, making it ideal for workshops, presentations, breakout sessions, and collaborative project discussions. Faculty, staff and students may reserve the room through the library’s website, http://library.northeastern.edu/. Faculty who would like to use the space on a weekly basis for collaborative instruction/active learning events, directed study, ongoing classes, or special events may contact ATS by sending an email to ats@neu.edu. The wall in the Discovery lab can be used to host curated content like posters or art, and the flat screen placed outside of the Discovery Lab facing Argo Tea can be used to publicize coming events in the Lab. To learn more about everything offered in the space, visit the Discovery Lab website.

Accessibility

ATS has created an accessibility resource page to provide tips and resources to make your course more accessible to students with disabilities. You can find out how to allow one student more time on a Blackboard assessment, request captions for a Tegrity video, create an accessible PDF, and other tasks. Our page also hosts several video resources to provide information on making courses accessible.

Training – Get The Most Out of Office 365

With the completion of the migration of all faculty and staff email to Office 365, ITS Training would like to point out some new web features that you should take full advantage of to make your work life easier.

For instance, in the Outlook Web App you can:

  • Set your Out of Office message if you didn’t remember to do so in your Outlook software
  • Forward your Northeastern email to any other address
  • Easily search your mailbox by keyword or person

To get all the tips and tricks on these features and more, register for the Outlook/Office 365 workshop through the ITS Training registration site.

Once you’re there, also check out the full calendar of many other training classes for everyone. If your area is looking for a training workshop just for your department (even something customized), or you have an idea for a class, ITS Training (training@northeastern.edu) would love to hear from you.