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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.
Whether you're new to lynda.com or if you're a long time subscriber interested in learning a new skill set, but aren't sure where to begin, a good place to start is the playlist center. Start by going to the Browse the Library menu and selecting the subject you're interested in. For example, Design. Then, under Additional Resources, click Playlist Center. Here you'll find a selection of playlists that have been curated by our experts to guide you through specific learning paths and goals. At the top of the screen, you'll see the most popular playlists in subject.
You can scroll through them using this arrow toggle, or scroll back with this left one, and below that, you'll find playlists that have been curated for that subject area. You can view playlists in either this default grid layout or as a list. You can use this Sort By menu to view the playlists in order in which they were updated or by their skill level. I prefer browsing in grid mode so I'm going to go back to grid mode. Click on any playlist to view its contents. You'll see a description of the playlist, which courses it contains, the total duration, and the date when the playlist was last updated.
You can click on any of these courses within a playlist and jump directly to that course. But if you think you'll want to watch some, or all of the courses within a playlist, click on this yellow plus button to follow the entire playlist. Click on a playlist name again to close the description. You can follow as many playlists as you like. To unfollow a playlist, click its check mark which indicates that you are following it. You can view your playlists by going to the My Course menu and clicking My Playlist.
You'll find them here under Followed Playlists. Clicking a playlist displays its contents to the right. Just like a regular playlist you create yourself, you'll be able to see your progress in each course. You'll always see the most updated version of the curated playlist here. So, if new courses are added to the playlist they'll appear here immediately. And if you no longer want to follow a playlist, or you followed one accidentally, and don't want to follow it anymore, click Unfollow Playlist here, and you can go back to the Playlist Center by clicking here.
We hope you'll take advantage of Playlist Center, and that you'll use it to find the courses that will be most useful for you to achieve your learning goals.
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