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Exploring the mobile site


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How to use lynda.com

with Garrick Chow

Video: Exploring the mobile site

To access the mobile site, just open a web If for some reason the mobile site So, for example, if you'd like to start watching a course When you find a course you'd like to watch, Here, you can tap to read the course description, Use the triangles next to each chapter's name to collapse and expand that chapter, or tap expand all or collapse all, which can You can get to your playlists at any time by tapping Another way to find specific information is to use the search For example, our mobile site does not currently
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  1. 7m 6s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Choosing the membership plan that meets your needs
      1m 19s
    3. A quick overview of our site
      4m 33s
  2. 19m 20s
    1. Browsing the library
      4m 51s
    2. Finding content with the search feature
      3m 36s
    3. Searching by author
      1m 9s
    4. Finding the latest releases
      33s
    5. Subscribing to the Latest Releases RSS feed
      4m 23s
    6. Using the site map
      47s
    7. Exploring the mobile site
      4m 1s
  3. 18m 24s
    1. Navigating a course details page
      3m 26s
    2. Downloading and using the exercise files
      1m 32s
    3. Searching the video transcripts for a specific word or phrase
      1m 49s
    4. Choosing the right video player for your needs
      2m 18s
    5. Using basic video player controls
      4m 21s
    6. Providing feedback about the content you've watched
      33s
    7. Finding courses to watch next and defining your interests
      1m 50s
    8. Watching courses with AirPlay and the iOS app
      2m 35s
  4. 24m 8s
    1. Creating and managing your playlists
      5m 48s
    2. Sharing your playlists
      4m 5s
    3. Using curated playlists NEW
      2m 39s
    4. Bookmarking videos, chapters, or courses that interest you
      6m 20s
    5. Starting where you last left off with Course History
      1m 31s
    6. Printing and sharing Certificates of Completion
      2m 49s
    7. Keeping yourself logged in
      56s
  5. 4m 8s
    1. Updating your member profile information
      1m 14s
    2. Setting your news and email preferences
      52s
    3. Updating your billing information
      27s
    4. Changing your membership plan
      33s
    5. Canceling your membership plan
      35s
    6. Reactivating a previous membership
      27s
  6. 2m 42s
    1. Searching FAQs
      43s
    2. Contacting client services and tech support
      1m 21s
    3. How to request a course and training topic
      38s
  7. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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How to use lynda.com
1h 16m Beginner Feb 18, 2011 Updated Jul 03, 2014

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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.

Topics include:
  • Browsing the library by subject, software, or author
  • Finding the latest releases
  • Downloading and using exercise files
  • Searching video transcripts
  • Choosing the right video player
  • Understanding types of courses
  • Using your training history
  • Printing and sharing certificates of completion
  • Logging in from multiple computers
  • Updating your member profile
  • Setting site preferences
  • Changing your membership plan
  • Searching the FAQs
  • Contacting customer support
  • Viewing content on an iPhone, iPad, or other mobile device
Subject:
Business
Author:
Garrick Chow

Exploring the mobile site

To access the mobile site, just open a web browser on your device and point it at lynda.com. Our site should detect that you're browsing on a mobile device, and the mobile site will be displayed. If for some reason the mobile site doesn't appear, you can use the address m.lynda.com. The mobile site works on iPhone or iPod Touch, running iOS 3.2 or later, as well as on Android devices running OS 2.0 or later, and Blackberry devices running OS 5.0 or later. The mobile site will work either over wi-fi or over your cellular provider's network.

If you have an iPad or other tablet-sized device, we recommend that you use the regular lynda.com site, because the mobile site is optimized for devices with smaller screens. If you're a lynda.com member, click log in on the home screen to enter your username and password. Once logged in, you'll be taken to the homepage where you'll see a list of items you last viewed, the items in your playlists, your course history, as well as a list of our latest releases. So, for example, if you'd like to start watching a course you had previously been watching, here on the homepage you can scroll back up to last viewed to find the movies you most recently viewed and pick up where you last left off.

You can always return to the home screen by tapping home in the navigation bar. The other items in the navigation bar allow you to browse our library by subject, software, and author. The other items in the navigation bar allow you to browse our library by subject, software, author, and by the new releases. When you tap any of the categories, you will be taken to a page where you can browse them alphabetically. So for example, if you wanted to find some training on photography, you would tap subject > P, and Photography to see all the related courses. When you find a course you'd like to watch, tap its name to open its course detail page.

Here, you can tap to read the course description, and then scroll down to browse the table of contents. Use the triangles next to each chapter's name to collapse and expand that chapter, or tap expand all or collapse all, which can make it easier to browse the contents of longer courses. If you want to remind yourself to return to this course at a later time, tap the playlist button to add it to a new or existing playlist. You can get to your playlists at any time by tapping your username at the top of the screen and then choosing playlist. Another way to find specific information is to use the search bar at the top of each page of the mobile site.

Tap in the field, type your search terms, and then tap search. In a few moments, you'll see a list of courses matching your search. You can use the sort menu here to sort your results by relevance, course name, learning level, duration, or release date. Tapping a course will take you directly to that course's details page. You can also view your search results by video by tapping the video tab. Tapping a video plays it right away. Tap done to close the movie. At the bottom of every page of the mobile site is the footer area where you'll find links to other information or parts of a site you might want to visit, such as our about page, the site map, or the subscribe page if you are not currently a member and would like to sign up.

Also found in the footer area is the link to the full site, which takes you to the non-mobile version of lynda.com, so you can browse our website in the format and layout you see in your desktop web browser. Although, be aware that certain elements of the full site might not function, depending on the device and browser you're using. Because of the smaller screen size of your device, you'll most likely have to zoom in to navigate the site as well. To return to the mobile version of the site, just type in the address m.lynda.com again or use the back button within your browser. The mobile site has been optimized for easy navigation on your device's smaller screen.

So if you're familiar with our full site, you shouldn't have any trouble finding what you're looking for. But you will find some key differences between the mobile and full versions of our site. For example, our mobile site does not currently support features, such as bookmarks or closed captioning. To access these features, switch to the full version of the site. We hope you enjoy having access to the entire lynda.com library of courses from your mobile device.

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