Join Lynda.com Staff for an in-depth discussion in this video Dashboard sections and navigation, part of Getting Started as a Lynda.com Administrator.
- When you log in to Lynda as an Account Administrator, the first page you will see is your Administration Dashboard. Depending on your level of Administration privileges, your Dashboard may look a little different than we see here. In this course, I'll be showing you around the navigation and features from the Lynda Enterprise Master Admin View. Now, if you're a Sub-Administrator, you may not have access to all of the features shown in this course, but the functionalities of the features you do have access to, will work the same way as shown in this demo.
So, here from the Dashboard, in the middle of the page, are these large task tiles. Each one has a brief explanation of what that Administrative function does. So, we have View Reports to generate, view, and save reports; Manage Users, to work with users, and groups; Settings, to customize your attributes, download templates, and set your time zones. Clicking on any one of these tiles will take you to that tasks Administration page. Once you are on a specific Task Page, you can navigate directly to any one of the other Task Pages from the Administration Menu Bar towards the top of the page.
Selecting the Dashboard option from this Menu Bar will take you back to the Dashboard page. And there, you can see your Task Tiles again. At the top of the page, is the main Navigation Bar. Clicking in on the Lynda.com LinkedIn logo will take you to the Lynda.com course home page, The next option, if you hover your mouse over Library, it will drop down a list of Subjects, Topics, and Software you can browse to find the content that interests you.
Or, if you hover your mouse over Featured, you'll see a drop down with quick links to our Article Center, a list of our Authors, a page dedicated to our inspirational Documentaries, you can browse our Playlist Center, which has tons of curated playlists to choose from, or to get inspiration from; and finally, Software, which you can select to see an alphabetical list of all of the Software training available. And if you're still not finding the content you're looking for, you can type keywords into the search bar, and this will help you pare down to the specific content you're interested in.
To the right, if you hover over your name, you'll see a drop down of two menus. On the right is a list of Profile settings you can configure. There's also quick access to your Playlists, your History, content that we have Recommended for you, your Certificates of completion, your list of Bookmarks, and the option to Sign out. And on the left panel, are quick links back to the Lynda Enterprise Administration. Selecting home will navigate back to the Administration Dashboard, so if you ever navigate away from the Administration page, and you want to get back to it, simply hover over your name, and click home.
You can also find further information about your Lynda Enterprise Account, by clicking on the Resource Center, which is located in your Profile settings, under your Lynda Enterprise Menu. Here you have lots of resources to help you get started, and spread the word for your Lynda Enterprise account. Now that we're more familiar with where everything is, next, we'll go over what each of these features can do.