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By Kip Holcomb | Thursday, February 09, 2012

Introducing new lynda.com queue feature

Our new queue feature lets you create a list of courses that interest you, prioritize them, save them for future viewing, and track your course completion progress over time. Want more information about the queue? Watch lynda.com author Garrick Chow give a demonstration:

Add courses to your queue

Add courses to your lynda.com queue Log in to your lynda.com account. Add a course to your queue with the + button. These + buttons will appear almost everywhere a course title is listed. For more options, click the arrow button to select add to top of queue or go to queue. The first option, add to top of queue, will add this course to the top of your list of stored courses. The second option, go to queue, will take you to the queue page, where you can manage your list.

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Find queue on the lynda.com homepage

Find queue on the lynda.com homepage

Once you’re logged in, the lynda.com homepage features the new My courses pod with tabs that show the first five courses in your queue and course history. Note: you must be logged in for queue to appear.

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Explore the my courses menuExplore the lynda.com My courses menu

The my courses menu is located in the top navigation bar on every page of lynda.com. From the my courses menu you can get to your queue, course history, bookmarks, and certificates of completion.

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Manage your queue

Manage your lynda.com queue

The queue area of lynda.com can be accessed in three ways:

  1. By selecting go to queue from the arrow button to the right of the + button (see “How to add courses to my queue” section above).
  2. By going to the my courses menu in the top navigation bar on any lynda.com page.
  3. By selecting the queue tab within the lynda.com My courses homepage-pod and clicking the view all link at the bottom.

You can prioritize and manage all your courses on the queue page. Drag and drop courses to quickly reorder your list, or type numbers into the priority boxes to chronologically organize your courses in the order you want them to appear. To confirm your reorganization, hit enter/return or click on the update queue button on the bottom left. ________________________________________________________________

We want to know what you think!

Let us know what you think of the new queue by posting in the comments section below, or contact us via the site feedback button in the bottom right corner of every lynda.com page.

By Kip Holcomb | Sunday, October 16, 2011

New feature: Suggested courses to watch next

Some members contact us to ask what they should learn after finishing a particular course. Now, right at the bottom of many course pages, you’ll see some of our suggestions. For example, after finishing Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals, you might want to take a look at these courses:

  1. Javascript Essential Training (2011)
  2. C# Essential Training
  3. Objective-C Essential Training

Let us know what you think of this new feature in the comments below, or click on the blue site feedback button on the lower right corner of every page in the site and send us a note.

By Kip Holcomb | Friday, September 16, 2011

New feature: Play an entire chapter with one click

You can now play an entire chapter by clicking a chapter title on a course’s table of contents page. All movies in that chapter will play, one after another. Toggle auto-play on or off by clicking the auto-play chapter button at the bottom of the player.

Clicking a chapter title plays all movies within the chapter

If you don’t see this button in your player, log in to lynda.com and go to the my account menu at the top right of the page, then choose site preferences. Change your player preference to Flash, QuickTime Custom, or Windows Media.

By Kip Holcomb | Thursday, August 04, 2011

New feature: Browse the latest releases by subject

The latest releases box, now with subject tabs

The Latest releases box on the home page is one of the first stops for many members to find new courses. To make it easier to find courses in the categories that you’re most interested in, we’ve added tabs that let you browse new courses by subject.

Each of the subjects also has its own RSS feed, so you can get notified of the newest releases you care most about. Learn more about RSS in Chapter 1 of the How to use lynda.com course.

To send us your feedback about this or any other site feature, click on the site feedback link on the bottom right of any page on the site. Or visit the contact page and choose the topic you’d like to tell us about from the drop-down menu.

By Kip Holcomb | Thursday, August 04, 2011

New feature: List of last-viewed courses is now on the home page

The new "my course history" box

A lot of members have asked us for an easier way to get back to what they were recently learning when they log back in to lynda.com, so we added a My course history section on the home page. Now, you can instantly see the last five courses you’ve watched. Click any course title to go to its table of contents, or click more » to see your entire course history.

To send us your feedback about this and any other site feature, click on the site feedback link on the bottom right of any page on the site. Or visit the contact page and choose the topic you’d like to tell us about from the drop-down menu.

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