Take a look at the layout of the Lynda.com homepage. There are two main sections with recommended content and easy access to your viewing content. From the homepage, learn how to access learning paths, weekly series, documentaries, and new and popular content.
- [Instructor] In this video, we'll take a look at the layout of the homepage. What you'll see on your lynda.com homepage will vary depending on your type of subscription. In this training we'll be looking at two different types of accounts. An individual premium account which is what we're seeing here, and an account that you would have if you were logged in through your organization. We'll get to that one in just a sec. On the homepage there are two main columns. The right column and the left column. On the right, this column is all about discovery and browsing content.
It's access to all the latest and greatest of lynda.com. At the top here, you'll see popular learning paths, weekly series, and documentaries. You can see all the contents related to any of these categories by first selecting it and then clicking See All. This will take you to a page that you can scroll and see all of the content, in this example, related to documentaries. To get back to the homepage, just click the logo up at the top.
In this next section below, we have the newest releases, organized by subject, and the most popular, which is organized by all, skills you're learning, and by subjects. Now as you scroll down the page, you'll see that those subjects appear here at the top which makes it helpful for if you want to jump to, say marketing. It'll jump you to the popular marketing courses.
You also have this More option here on the right which gives you some additional subjects. Now if you're logged in through your organization, there are a couple of additions you'll have on the homepage. You'll have this Recommended area, and Popular at Your Organization, which is just like what it sounds. It shows what people are watching most at your organization. We'll go back to the premium view.
One more thing to note is that we want to make sure we're recommending the kind of content that interests you. So, if you're finding some courses in this feed here that absolutely do not interest you or relate to you, and you don't want to see them populate here anymore, you can click on this Not interested thumbs down icon, and that will remove it from the feed. Now that doesn't mean that it'll remove that course from the library. You can still search for it at a later time if you need to, and you can still watch that course but it'll no longer show up in this feed here on your homepage.
Moving onto the left column, this section is all about you and navigating your content. If this is the first time you're signing in and you haven't watched anything yet, these pods will be empty, and as you start to watch content they will populate with the material that you've been watching. So in this first one we have Continue Watching, which shows the last three courses that you were most recently watching, and you can click on any one of these thumbnails to jump directly back to that course. Below that we have My Playlists.
Playlists are groups of courses you can compile to create your own kind of playlists that you can watch in sequence. We'll go over creating playlists a little later. Now if you're logged in through your organization, one additional thing you'll see under My Playlists are Assigned Playlists. These are curated lists of content that your account administrator can create and recommend or assign for you. If you have any assigned playlists these will show up right here.
We'll go back to the premium view, and this applies for all accounts. Up at the top of the page is this navigation bar. This will remain stationary no matter where you scroll on the page. You can always get back to the homepage quickly by pressing this logo up at the top. You can browse content by hovering your mouse over the Library button. This shows you categories of content, based on subjects, topics, software, and learning paths.
Clicking directly on the Library button will take you to a list of all subjects, and they're listed in alphabetical order, so you can jump to one letter more quickly by clicking the letter up here in this bar. Again to get back to the homepage, just click the logo up at the top. Here is a search field where you can find any content you want by typing in keywords or phrases. Then finally on the right is the profile menu. Hovering your mouse over it will drop-down options to go to your profile, Playlists, History, My Goals, Recommended, Certificates, Bookmarks, and the option to Log out.
Now that we're more familiar with the layout of the homepage, throughout the rest of the course, we'll go over these areas in more detail.
First, find out about the types of videos we offer at Lynda.com, including in-depth software training, first looks at up-and-coming technology trends, courses to help you develop critical business skills, techniques for creative pros, and inspirational documentaries. Then get a demo of special library features such as bookmarks, playlists, notes, transcripts, certificates of completion, and FAQs, and learn where to turn for help when you need it. Plus, find out how to access Lynda.com on the go, using our mobile apps and offline viewing capabilities.
- Choosing a membership plan
- Finding the latest releases
- Downloading and using exercise files
- Searching the video transcripts
- Choosing the right video player
- Creating and sharing playlists
- Taking notes
- Printing and sharing certificates of completion
- Updating your member profile
- Changing or canceling your membership plan
- Contacting customer support