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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 most course details pages 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. If you see the CC icon, and the search field is available in the course details page header area, you'll know the course has transcripts available.
And you can search transcripts by typing a word or phrase into this field. This makes it easy to see if the course you're browsing contains the information you're looking for. For example, in this course on using eBay, I'd like to know if the author covers the topic of sniping. Which is the act of swooping in at the last few seconds of an auction to place a bid. So I'll type sniping and click submit. And now I can see that two movies in this course contain that word, including a movie that is in fact, about sniping. Clicking on a movie's title opens its transcript and my search term is highlighted.
Reading the transcript around the search term can help me determine if this movie is relevant to what I'm looking for. And in this case, it looks like sniping is only mentioned this one time. And it's really only mentioned in passing. So I'll click collapse this transcript, close it down again, and I'll check the other search result. And clearly since this movie is called Sniping, this is a movie that has the information I'm looking for. Just quickly glancing through the transcript I can see that the author starts off with a definition of sniping, how it's done, how you can find software to do the sniping for you automatically, how some people object to sniping and say it's unfair, and so on. Again, click any of the time codes to open the movie and start watching. >> Auction sniping has been very popular since the first online auction appeared on the internet.
>> If you want to search for another term, go back to the top of the page. While in the transcript tab you can use either the search field in the header, or the one here under the transcript tab. Click clear search results to empty the field and display all the other chapters and movies below. When there's no search term in the search field, you're free to pop open the transcript of any movie to scan through and see if it's something you want to watch. And again, you can click the chapter names to collapse and expand them. Or click collapse all which can give you a better overview of the course as a whole and then click expand all to see all the movies within the chapter again.
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