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At the bottom of each course page, you'll Which you might also find useful to browse through, as it's likely that you share Just look under My courses and under the Recommended for me tab.
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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

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Here you'll see your top three recommended courses. Click View More to see all your recommendations. These recommendations are based on your viewing activity, but you can also fine tune the sorts of courses that are suggested, by clicking this Tell us your interest button. From here, scroll down, and tick the check-boxes that best describe your interests in our various subject areas and software courses. Then click Next Step. The more accurate information you provide, the more likely you'll find the courses in our library that most interest you. Next, rank your interests by simply dragging them up or down in this list, then click Create my recommendations.

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