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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.
Once you've taken the time to create playlists, you might want to share them with other people to show them what you've accomplished, or so they can follow the same learning path that's worked for you. Or, maybe you're leading a team of co-workers, and you want to provide them with a list of courses to make sure they're all up to speed with the skills they'll need to accomplish their goals. Whatever the case, it's easy to create and share as many playlists as you like. Start by navigating to your playlist from the My Courses menu and here, select the playlist you'd like to share. If you haven't done so already, you might want to consider adding an optional description to the playlist.
You probably know why you created a particular playlist, but it might be useful to add a description to give some context to the people you're sharing the playlist with. Click the Save Changes button when you're done, and then click the Share check box. This gives you five choices for sharing your playlist. You can share it via e-mail, by copying and pasting a direct link, or via Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Click the E-mail button and a window appears where you can enter the e-mail address of the people you'd like to share the playlist with.
If you're sending the list to multiple recipients, separate each address with a comma. If you'd like, you can customize the default message or just leave it as it is, and then click Send. Your recipients will receive an email with a link to your shared playlist. Similarly, if you click the button to share a link, a window will open with the URL or address of your shared play list. Now, in actuality, this is opening the same window that we saw when I click the e-mail link button. But in this case, I just have the Share link tab selected. So, in this case, we can just click the Copy button, to copy the address of your playlist to your clipboard.
And then, you can paste it into a document, webpage, blog or anywhere else you would like to share the URL. For example, I've copied the URL, so I'll create a new tab in my browser, paste it in and this is how my recipients will see my shared playlist page. The name of the playlist appears here at the top with the description beneath it. And viewers will be able to see your name and when you last updated the playlist. So, if they bookmarked this page, they'll be able to return to it at anytime to the launch the courses they want or need to watch. Non-subscribers to our library will be able to view your playlist but will only be able to watch the free sample movies in each course.
Current subscribers of course, have complete access to the entire library at all times. And the subscribers to lynda.com, they also have the option of clicking Save this Playlist. That will save a copy of the playlist as it currently appears to their own collection of playlists. From there they can modify the playlist like any other playlist and add or remove courses as they wish. But this also means that their saved version of your playlist does not update if you make changes to your version of your playlist. If they want to see what courses you may have added or removed from your list, you'll have to return to the original URL you shared. I'll close this tab and return to my playlists.
Now, as long as you keep the share button checked, the people you shared with will always be able to see your playlist. If you want to stop sharing the playlist, just uncheck Share. And then, confirm that you want to stop sharing. Now, if I open another new tab, and paste that address into the browser again, I see this message telling me that playlist is no longer available. But if you do decide to share the playlist again, or if you just accidentally unshared it, just click the Share button again. And the URL for your playlist always remains the same.
So, anyone you previously shared the playlist with will still be able to access it, if they bookmarked the page or saved the URL. There's no need to resend the URL. So, again, if I create a new tab. Paste that same address, and hit Enter, I'll see that that playlist is in fact shared again. And that's shared playlist. They're a great way to share the learning paths that have worked for you, with others.
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