Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating learning playlists, part of Teaching with Lynda.com.
- The same way that we've created a master playlist for this course that contains all the Lynda.com courses we reference, you can create a course playlist for your course that groups all the Lynda.com content you will utilize into a single page that students can access. In this video I'll show you how to create a playlist and share it with your students. So here I am signed into Lynda.com on an enterprise account and there's several ways to get to custom playlist. My favorite is to go to my name in the top right corner and then select playlist.
As you can see I have four existing Playlists, one about body language, project management, tech tips, something about flipped classroom. So I click into any of these, I see items inside of it. This particular playlist has a course and a video. I open up the course I can see all of the videos inside of it. I'm going to show you how to create a new playlist that you can share with your students. I'll do that by clicking the Create a New Playlist button on the top right. I'm giving my playlist a name. I'm going to call it Slide Presentation Skills.
I can add an optional description and then click the Create button. Every custom playlist starts empty and I can populate it with courses and videos in a couple different ways. First I can come down to the search bar and type in a key phrase. For instance, I can say keynote. Looking for information about keynote presentation programs. And when I hit return I see a bunch of results. For instance, here's one about Keynote 6 essential training. I can hit the plus button and add it to my playlist. There I see it up there. I can also look and say, oh here's one about Keynote 6, Keynote 3.
Let's also take this one about the Keynote 09 essential training because some of my students may have the older version. I also add that to the playlist. One thing I want to add here is that while you're editing a playlist, until you click the Done button up here in the top right corner, it hasn't saved your changes. So I'm going to hit Done just to save my playlist with what it has so far, it's got two items. Now I'd like to add some other items. Another way to do it is to go to Library and search by different content areas. So I can come down to Education and Elearning, I can go to Student Tools, and I find here a lot of different results.
I've got 70 different student tools, but then I can use some of the filters over here on the left and narrow down the possibilities. So for instance, I can say PowerPoint. And I see a couple different courses that might be interesting. Here's a PowerPoint 16 Essential Training. To add it to that custom playlist I go over to the plus sign, click, and then I select what I want to put it into. Slide Presentation Skills. That little check mark tells me it's been added to the playlist and now I can say View All Playlists. And there's my new item, it's been added. Yet another way to add items to the playlist is using the search bar.
So I could come up here and I could just directly say, "PowerPoint." And I get a lot of different search results. Here's a PowerPoint 216 with David Rivers, this looks pretty good so I'm going to go and add it to my Slide Presentation Skills. Again, I get that check mark. Maybe if I look down a little farther. Here's one, Learn PowerPoint 16 the basics. This looks pretty good, maybe I want to start with this one so I'm going to add it to my playlist. And again I'm going to go back to viewing my playlist. Now once I'm in a playlist, I can edit it.
To do that I click the Edit button in the top right. I have a couple different options. I can change the order of the items in here. These are all courses, but I could say that PowerPoint 16, I want to start with that one. So I can hit this up arrow and I can move it all the way to the top of the list. I can also edit the content within any item in a playlist. So if I click here on this course, PowerPoint 216, Essential Training, I see all kinds of chapters and videos. Let's say that I wanted to not include some of this information. For instance, saving a custom theme.
I can click the minus button over here on the right and it will disable this particular video. Otherwise, some courses that include assessments, it will tell me that it will make the assessments unavailable, do I want to continue? In this case I'll say Yes. Notice, it's grayed out, it's now turned off this video. I can also hit the minus button for the entire chapter. Again, I have a confirmation there because this course has chapter quizzes. And I've turned off all of chapter 10. Notice the plus button is still here. If I click that, I can actually bring back the entire chapter and, if I want, I can bring back that video that I had turned off.
So I've now restored all of that content. And again, I'm going to click the Done button in the top right corner when I'm done with my edits. So now that I've got a good playlist with the content I want, how do I share this with my students? I can come over here and click Share and it tells me, to share this, it must be public. So I'm going to make it public. Before then it had been a private thing that only I could see. Now that I've unlocked it I can click Share, I can click URL Link, and I get two different URLs for sharing this.
The main one I'm going to use here is if I'm sharing with students who are using an Enterprise or an academic account, I'm going to give them this link. I can copy and paste it into whatever document I'm using. Or I can use this link if the person I'm sharing with is an individual Lynda.com member. So that wraps it up for custom playlists. It's a super powerful tool for creating customized material that you want to share with your students or your colleagues.
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