Connect to the kind of content that interests you by going through the orientation process when you first sign in to your Lynda.com account. This process will ask you to pick the skills that interest you and what you do or what you would like to become.
- [Instructor] Lynda.com has thousands of courses in our online library. That's a lot of content to sift through, and we want to be able to connect you with the kind of content that interests you. To do that, we have a quick orientation that will help our relevance engines make sure that you're getting visibility and to the kind of content that makes sense for you. These are called my goals, and when you login to lynda.com for the first time, during the setup of your account, you'll see this screen asking you to add one or more skills that interest you.
If you don't see what you're looking for from this list, click Show More, or simply type your interest into the search field. Let's say I'm interested in user experience. You'll notice as I start to type, some suggestions will popup below. So I found what I'm looking for. I'll click it, and I can select anything else that's relevant to me. I'll do online marketing. when you're done, click Continue at the bottom, and next, type what you do or what you'd like to become.
I'll choose project manager. Again you'll see some suggestions populate below. Select the one I want, and now a list has popped up with some suggested content to get me started. Up at the top, we have learning paths, which are structured series of courses curated by lynda.com experts that are usually based on a role or competency-based objective like becoming a project manager. When you hover your mouse over these thumbnails, you'll see how many courses are in that learning path.
We'll go over learning paths in a little more detail later. Below that, you'll see popular courses for project managers. You have several options with these. On each thumbnail of each course, you'll see a preview on the left side, and if you click on this, this plays the introduction movie to the course. - [Bob] Hi, I'm Bob McGannon, and this is Agile Project Management. - [Instructor] And it gives you some overview information over here on the right.
Who the author is, the skill level, how many views, the duration, and a little blurb about this course. From here you can continue on to watch the course, or I'm just going to X out for now. The other option is to jump directly to the course by selecting the right side of the course thumbnail. You can also do this by clicking anywhere here on the right side of this course pod. We'll jump into the course pages a little later. So also on this page, you have the option to Show More courses.
Or, Skip, which we'll select for now. This will take us to the homepage. If you want to get back to the orientation, you can always click here up at the top to go Back to Orientation. Another way to get back to that orientation is by going up to your profile menu here and selecting My Goals. But for now, we'll just go back to the homepage, click X. That'll take us to the homepage. And another final way you can update your interests is by going to your profile, and selecting Recommended, and from here you can click Update Interests.
Again this will take you to the orientation. Next, we'll go over the layout of the homepage.
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