Bookmarking videos, chapters, or courses that interest you
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Bookmarking videos, chapters, or courses that interest you provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Lynda.com Staff as part of the How to use Lynda.com
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Bookmarking videos, chapters, or courses that interest you
- As a lynda.com member you can use the bookmarks feature to mark any individual videos or even specific parts of video you find especially important or useful so that you can easily find them again later. Lets start with a look at how bookmarks work. While logged into your account you can roll your mouse over your Profile menu and choose Bookmarks. And here I can see some bookmarks I've previously created. There are two main types of bookmarks you can create.
You can bookmark an entire video or bookmark specific points in time in that video. This top bookmark here is a video bookmark. Clicking it's name takes me to this course and that video is automatically queued up in the player. I'll go back to my main bookmarks page. Now the second bookmark is a time code bookmark. Clicking a time code bookmark immediately opens and plays that video in its own window.
You can see my bookmark here. I'm going to close out of this. So now lets take a look at how we can create bookmarks by opening a course page, and I already have one in another tab over here. Now as you scroll down through the table of contents of this course note that the bookmark icon appears by each individual video. To bookmark any of these videos at any time simply click the bookmark button. Notice the icon fills in.
Making it easy to see which items you've already marked. You might also want to mark unwatched movies based on their names to remind yourself to watch those videos at a later time. So adding a bookmark is pretty simple. It's as easy as clicking the icon next to any item. But when browsing through your bookmarks later you might not remember why you marked a particular video. So you can add details to your bookmarks by going back to your bookmarks page and here's the bookmark I just created.
I'll click Edit over here. Now currently the name field is blank and you can either leave it that way or change the name to something that will better help you remember why you're bookmarking the video. I'll just give it the same name as the video. And in the description field I might enter something like has great tips for profile optimization. And you can use up to 300 characters in this description field.
We also suggest that you add tags to your bookmarks which will help you categorize and locate your bookmarked videos later. You can create your own tags with each tag separated by a space. So for instance, media space profile space, and if you're entering a tag that contains more than one word just contain it in quotes.
Then click Update when you're done. Now it can be kind of convenient to come back to the main bookmarks page just to add the descriptions and tags especially if you're in the middle of watching a video. So lets take a look at another way to create video bookmarks by going to the course page. So I'll just click this bookmark to go back to that page and here I'll just find another video I want to start playing.
Lets say I'm in the middle of watching this video and I decide I want to bookmark it for later. To bookmark the video you're watching just roll your mouse over the video to bring up the controls. And here you'll find the bookmark video button, click on it, so bookmarking from the video controls lets you add the name and description right away. And doing it this way auto fills in the name for you. So I'll just type a brief description here. Now if you do want to add tags you'll have to go back to the main bookmarks page to do so.
But by using the bookmarks button in the video player you can at least add the name and description without having to leave the course page. I'll click Save. Now the other type of bookmark you can add is the time code bookmark. These are bookmarks you add while watching a video. So I'll start playing another video. Lets just say I'm about halfway through this video and I hear something that I want to make sure I'll remember later.
So I can click this time code bookmark button to bookmark that exact moment in the video. I can give it name and description, click Save. And now if I scroll a little bit further down the timeline I notice that places a little bookmark button on the playback bar. And then you can continue adding timecode bookmarks if you come across other information in the same video that you want to remember. Lets just say I'm watching the movie some more and I decide I want to add another time code bookmark.
I'll add a name and say this time I don't want to add a description. I'll just click Save. And again your bookmark will appear int he timeline there. So lets take a look at the bookmarks that I've just created by going back to my bookmarks page. Bookmarks are displayed with the most recently created bookmark listed first. So i can see the bookmarks that I just made here at the top of the list. As we saw earlier clicking on this timecode bookmark opens this video and I can see the bookmark icons that I've placed there in the timeline.
While you're on this page you can choose between a simple or detailed view of your bookmarks with detail being the default. Clicking on a tag displays all the bookmarks that share that tag and you can continue filtering your results by clicking additional tags to display all the movies those tags have in common. Click the tags with the minus sign to remove that tag. Or click See All of My Bookmarks to view all of your bookmarks once again.
You can also click See All Tags if you want to see all of your tags. If you have a large number of tags you can use the letters to navigate your tags alphabetically. To return to your bookmark list again just click Return to Bookmarks. And you can also type search terms here in the Search My Bookmarks field and that displays any names, descriptions, or tags that contain the search term.
And finally to remove a bookmark that's no longer needed or that you may have accidentally created just click Delete and Yes to confirm. But just remember that deleting bookmarks can't be undone. So be sure you really want to delete them before you do so. And that's how to create and edit bookmarks. A great feature for sorting and organizing the important information you learn while watching our training videos.
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