Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Export your notes, part of Learning with Lynda.com.
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- At this point, we've added several notes to this course, including notes about learning myths and your learning goals. The notes that you've added to this course match your specific learning goal and your learning needs. When this course is over, you can export your notes to a variety of formats to quickly reference later on. First, let's take a quick look at how we export notes and what formats are available, and then explore a few ways we can use these exported notes as a learning tool. So here on the Notebook tab, directly to the right of where we write our notes, is the Export button.
If we click on the Export button, we can see that there's five different options of how we can export our notes. The first three, such as creating a Microsoft Word document, a PDF or a Text File, are actually gonna create the document for us and download it to our computer. The last two will allow us to create an electronic version of our notes and send it out to Google Docs or even our Evernote account. Let's go and click on the PDF option to see what happens when we export our notes. Now that this is downloaded, I'm just gonna simply open up this PDF so we can take a look at the formatting. You can see that our notes have been nicely formatted. They're gonna include a title of the course, as well as a description of the course.
Here we can see that each chapter we took a note in has been highlighted, including the name of the video where we took the note. Next to our notes, on the far right-hand side, I can also see the time signature. So if I'd like to go back to this particular course and find the exact part of the video where I took the note, I'm able to do that now. Taking notes and then downloading them is a great way to create a quick reference guide for yourself. If you're watching a course and the author's calling out various keyboard shortcuts or really important information that you may need later on when you start diving into using this information, I highly recommend you take the time to write it down into your notes field, export those notes, and then use them as a quick reference guide as you dive into actively using the material that you've learned in your lynda.com courses.
Notes can be really helpful by highlighting new learning. There are a lot of things I like to add to my own notes, including keyboard shortcuts that an author may mention, quotes that inspire me or help me understand, my own thoughts or annotations on a specific video or topic, or even to create a bookmark for video and time signature so I can quickly reference it later. If you're an educator, you can also ask students to take notes and export them so you can be sure they were engaged with the learning and not just passively watching. Or you can create a quick reference guide for your students and highlight the most salient topics in a course.
Be sure to export your notes at the end of this course so you can use them as a learning game plan and dive into learning with lynda.com.