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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.
If you have a monthly or annual premium subscription to the Lynda.com library, you have access to the same example files used by the instructors in the courses you watch. Allowing you to follow along doing exactly what the instructor is doing with photos, videos, audio files, business documents, and so on. The files are provided in the zip compression format. To download the files associated with the course you're watching, make sure you're logged in, and then simply click the exercise files button at the top of the course's page. In the window that opens, click the zip file. You may also want to note the size of the files you're downloading. If you're using Windows you may be asked whether you want to save or run the file you're downloading.
Be sure to click Save to save the zip file to your computer. Mac OS 10 has the built-in ability to unpack zip files, and most Windows PCs have pre-installed software for unpacking zip files as well. Once the exercise files have downloaded to your computer, we recommend placing them on your desktop, if you haven't done so already, for easy access. If you're a Mac user, simply double click the compressed file to unpack it. Similarly, if you're on Windows, right click on the compressed file, and choose, extract all. Again, I'll choose to save this to my desktop, and click, extract. Once the exercise files have been expanded, you can delete the zip file or keep it as a clean back-up copy of the files you're working on.
The instructor of the course you're watching will explain how to use the files you've downloaded.
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Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
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Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.