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Once you've located a course you'd like to watch, clicking its name or thumbnail takes you to that course's page. Here's an overview of the course page layout. Under the course title, you'll see buttons for adding this course to your playlists, downloading exercise files, and sharing this page with others. I'll cover these options in upcoming movies. Below that is the video player area. This is where each video in the course will be displayed. If you like, you can click this area to immediately start playing the first movie in the course. Below that, we have a search field for searching the text of the course.
We close caption all of our courses, and this field can be useful for helping you find specific information. To the right of the search field, we have three tabs. The Course Details tab is currently selected, which displays a description of the course so you can see what the course covers, who it's designed for, and other relevant information, such as the course's duration, release date, as well as how many members have watched the course. In the left column, you'll find the table of contents, where you can browse through the chapters and movies contained in the course. If you are not a lynda.com member, you'll be able to sample a handful of free movies from each course.
The free movies will appear in the standard blue link while the members only videos will have a lock icon next to them. Of course, if you are a member and you're currently logged in, you will have access to all the videos. So, to view a video, simply click its name. So, the movie starts playing here in the player. And also, notice that the Transcript tab is open down here. From here, you can read through the content of the entire movie, which can often give you a better idea of whether or not the movie contains useful information you'd like to learn. And it might also be useful if you want to quickly scan ahead to find the information you're looking for. The text in the transcript will also dynamically highlight along with the movie, so you can see exactly where in the movie you are at any time.
So if I jump forward in the movie a bit, you can see the text also jumps forward, and the words the author is currently saying are highlighted. You can also click within the transcript itself to jump to that point. Clicking these arrows next to the chapter titles or the chapter titles themselves alternates between showing and hiding that chapter's contents. Some chapters are quite lengthy, and temporarily collapsing their contents makes it easier to browse the chapter titles and get a better overall view of the course as a whole. You can use the Collapse all and Expand all buttons here to collapse and expand the chapters all at once. Under the FAQs tab, you will find the frequently asked questions, errata, and other useful information about the course.
Whether you see any information in this area is going to vary from course to course. But we do frequently add answers to common questions we receive about our courses. In this particular example, we can see information about what was changed in the last update to this course. Scrolling down towards the bottom of the page, you'll find suggested courses to watch next. So this area displays related content you might find useful to watch after viewing this course. And under that, you'll see a scrollable list of courses that other members have watched after viewing this course. So there, you have the layout of the course page.
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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.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
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.
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