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Lynda.com now available for staff and students

The Lynda.com service has soft-launched this week, providing the University with access to an extensive library of high quality video courses in technology, creative and business skills.

This exciting and versatile new resource can be used in many ways to develop staff and student skills, support curricular teaching, assist in software and systems rollouts and enable our training providers to expand their subject range and online provision. It supports the strategic plans of the University and Information Services, and will make a key contribution to digital transformation by increasing our capacity for digital skills development, helping to develop a digital culture and supporting staff and students to improve their skills for work, study and life.

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The soft launch provides access for staff and students on a largely self-service basis and will allow early adopters to immediately start using Lynda.com and begin to explore the possibilities it affords. The full launch in September will offer integration with Learn, engagement events and more comprehensive support resources.

To create and access your account, follow the instructions at: www.ed.ac.uk/is/lynda

You’ll also find information here on what Lynda.com offers and how you might use it, guidance on getting started, mobile access, help and support (including joining the user group), privacy and details of the rollout schedule. New content will be added in the coming months.

There’s already been a high level of enthusiasm for Lynda.com from people in a variety of roles across the University, and this will undoubtedly be a popular and valuable resource.

User Group

We have also established a user group as a forum for sharing information, ideas, good practice and the creative ways in which our staff and students will soon begin to engage with Lynda.com around the University. You can join as follows:

  1. Send an email to sympa@mlist.is.ed.ac.uk with nothing in the subject line.
  2. In the message body put the following: SUBSCRIBE LYNDA_COMMUNITY NAME (where NAME is your first name and surname).
  3. If you have an automatic signature at the end of your email, put the word QUIT just before your signature.