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Learn how to find, access, and view courses in the lynda.com training library. Staff author Garrick Chow explains how to find the "need to know" material quickly and browse other subjects you might be interested in. A full rundown of the types of training offered is included, from in-depth essential training on specific software packages, to first looks at up-and-coming technology trends, to inspirational documentaries following creative professionals working in a variety of disciplines. Garrick also shows how to use special library features such as bookmarks, the queue, certificates of completion, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and more, as well as where to turn for help when you need it. Plus, learn to access lynda.com on the go, either through our mobile site, or the iOS app, which also supports playing videos on your TV via AirPlay and an Apple TV.
As a lynda.com member, you can use the Bookmarks feature to mark any courses, chapters, individual videos, or even specific parts of videos you find especially important or useful so that you can easily find them again later. I'll start with a look at how bookmarks work. While logged into your account, roll your mouse over the My Courses menu at the top of the page and select Bookmarks. And there I can see the bookmarks that I've previously created. Clicking on a bookmark's name takes you directly to that course, chapter, video or time code. For example, clicking a video, immediately opens and plays that video from the beginning.
So now let's take a look at how we create bookmarks by opening a course page. Let's go back to the Home page, find a course to look at, and note how the bookmark icon appears under the courses title and next to each chapter and individual movie in the course. To bookmark any of these items simply click the bookmark icon, notice the bookmark fills in making it easy to see which items you've marked. You may be bookmarking items so you can watch them again later or you might also want to bookmark unwatched chapters or movies based on their names to remind yourself to watch those movies at a later time.
So, adding a bookmark is as simple as clicking the bookmark icon next to an item, but when browsing through your bookmarks later, you might not remember why you marked a particular chapter or movie. You can add details to your bookmarks by clicking the arrow next to the bookmark icon. Which opens the Details window. Here you can leave the default name, or change the name to something that will better help you remember why you're bookmarking the movie. I'll leave the default name. In the description field I might enter something like, has good tips for adaptive design.
Or anything else that will help with movie and context for me later. You can use up to 300 characters in the description field. We also suggest that you add tags to your bookmarks which will help you categorize and locate your bookmarked movies later. You can create your own tags with each tag separated by spaces, for instance, work and website. If you're entering a tag that contains more than one word, put it in quotes, for example, adaptive design. You can also click any of these suggested tags that appear below. Click, Save when you're done.
And the process for adding bookmarks to entire courses, chapters, or individual video is identical. Just click the arrow next to the bookmark icon and fill in the information. Now the fourth type of bookmark you can add is a time code bookmark. These are bookmarks you add while watching a movie. To take full advantage of time code bookmarks you need to use any player other than the quick time standard player, which doesn't support creating bookmarks in the player window. You can go to the Preferences tab on any course page, to select which video player you're using. Alright so Quicktime custom is my player. I'll go back to the Table of Contents. And let's start a movie playing.
>> The CSS designer panel also allowed. >> Just pause that. Now let's say I got about halfway through this movie. I'll just click right about there. Let's say the author just said something that I want to make sure I'll remember later. At any point while watching the movie. Whether the movie is paused or whether it's playing. You can click the time code bookmark button. To bookmark that exact moment in the movie. Notice a bookmark icon has now appeared here in the Scrubber Bar area. Now I can see exactly where I placed my time code bookmark.
And you can continue adding time code bookmarks if you come across more information in the same movie that you want to remember. So I bring it a little further along, I want to add a time code bookmark. Here's the next one. Maybe even one right here. Additionally you can also bookmark the entire movie by clicking the Movie Bookmark button, that way you don't have to close the movie and bookmark it from the course details page. Now to view the bookmarks I just created I once again go to My Courses and select Bookmarks.
Bookmarks are displayed with the most recently created bookmarks listed first so I can see the bookmarks I just made at the top of the list. Clicking on a time code bookmark opens the movie. >> I can go down to this promo class and here. >> And in the case of the click time custom player will actually jump me right to the time code for the bookmark that I clicked. If you're using the flash player, clicking the time code bookmark will just open the movie, and you'll have to jump to the bookmark location. But, again, time code bookmarks are a great way to remember very specific information in any movie. I'll close that movie.
Now, while viewing your bookmarks, you can also choose between a simple or a detailed view of the bookmarks. With detail being the default. Here the detail view, you can see the name of the item you bookmarked whether it's a course, chapter, video, or time code, as well as any description or tags you added. Here's the video bookmark I just created, it has the name of the movie, the description, and the tags I added to it. Now clicking on the tag displays all the bookmarks that share that tag. If I had tagged other bookmarks with remember they would show up here as well and you can continue filtering your results by clicking additional tags to display all of the movies that have those tags in common. So if I wanted to see all of the movies that had both remember and important I could add that tag.
Click the minus button next to the tags to remove them. You can also click See All Tags to browse through all the tags used in each of your bookmarks. If you have a great number of tags you can use the letters to navigate to your tags alphabetically, but I only have a few here, and you can return to your bookmark list again by clicking Return To My Bookmarks. Other ways to search through your bookmarks include using the filter by type menu to display all types of bookmarks, or only courses, chapters, videos or time code bookmarks. You can also type search terms into the search my bookmarks field, which is website, and then you'll see a list of results showing you all the bookmarks that have any names, descriptions or tags that match your search term. Let's clear that search.
Lastly, there may be times when you want to edit your bookmarks, which you can do by clicking the edit link next to a bookmark you want to change. That gives you the details. Maybe I want to add a tag here. I'll update that. Or you can also just click Delete to remove a bookmark that's no longer needed, or one that you may have accidentally created. Just remember that deleting a bookmark can't be undone, so be sure that you really do want to delete the item. So that's how to work with bookmarks. It's a great feature for storing and organizing the important information you learn while watching our training videos.
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