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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 mentioned in an earlier movie, one of the tabs you'll find on the course's page is the Transcript tab. All new courses at lynda.com have transcripts provided anywhere between a few days, to just a week or two after their release, and we're constantly updating older courses with transcripts as well. This allows us to not only provide closed captioning for our members with hearing impairments but transcripts also make it possible for search engines to index our course content and for our members to find and navigate relevant course information. Just click the Transcript tab to see if transcripts are available. Transcripts are searchable by typing a word or phrase into the search field over here.
This makes it easy, to see if the course you're browsing contains the information you're looking for. For example, in this course I'm using Mac OS X Mavericks, I'd like to know if the author covers the topic of using iCloud Keychain to store passwords. So I'll type, iCloud Keychain and I'll press Enter. And in just a moment, I see there are 163 matching results in the video titles and the transcripts of the movies themselves. The results are displayed here below, organized by the videos they appear in. Notice each instance of iCloud and Keychain is in bold. From here, I can either click on the name of the video to start playing that video, or I can browse through the text.
And if I see a section that seems relevant to the information I'm looking for, I can click that part of the sentence to jump directly to that portion of the video. So I'll click this sentence that says in order to turn on an iCloud Keychain. You can clear the search field by clicking the X button, which will return the display to the table of contents. When there's no search term in the search field you're free to pop open the transcript of any movie by clicking its name and then scanning through it to see if it's something you want to watch. And again, you can click anywhere within the transcript to jump to that portion of the video. So that's how to use transcripts on the course details 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.
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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.