Using lynda.com

How to log in and use online software and technology training videos on lynda.com. With Amherst’s campus subscription to lynda.com, students and employees (staff and faculty) can access more than 1,400 training videos that provide software and computer skills instruction. New courses are added every week.

Lynda.com - Online Computer and Self-Improvement Learning Resource

With Amherst’s campus subscription to Lynda.com, students, faculty, and staff can access thousands of educational videos that serve as educational resources on software skills, computer skills, and self-improvement. Lynda.com adds new materials every week.

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
Features and Benefits: 
Topics covered include how to use popular software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop, and computer skills such as digital photography, music and video production, tips on using mobile devices such as iPads, home computing, animation, and web design and development. Each training topic is broken up into short video sections or chapters. View a section at a time or view all in a series to complete a particular topic. Some topics provide exercises you can use to follow along and practice what is being taught. Topics for self-improvement include: Communication Fundamentals, Body Language for Leaders, Managing Your Time, Influencing Others, Having Difficult Conversations, Learning to Be Assertive, Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Effective Listening, Overcoming Procrastination, Improving Your Memory, Management Fundamentals, and Conflict Resolution Fundamentals.
Requirements: 

You can access Lynda.com with any web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc.) and use a computer or mobile device including iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android phones, and e-readers that can play video such as Kindle Fire and Nook Color.

Getting Started: 

As of August 27, 2015:

If you would like to use Lynda.com, you may request a seat by visiting AskIT.