Find out what the notebook feature is and how to use it to take notes on the content you are watching. Each note will be traced back to a direct point in the course to come back to later. Find out how to use the notebook feature in this video.
- [Female Instructor] As you watch courses on lynda.com and come across information you want to take note of to organize and personalize your thoughts or to pinpoint specific parts of information within a course, with lynda.com's integrated note-taking tool you can do just that. The notebook tool will automatically save all of your notes and associate them with specific time codes so you can easily jump back when you want to reference what you've written or revisit specific parts of a video. Let's take a look at how this tool works.
Once I've selected the course I want to watch, from the course page I'll click on the notebook tab. I'm going to mute the volume of this course so it doesn't distract from our demonstration here. If I find great information at any point in the video that I want to take note of I'll just start typing in the entry box. Then I'll press return or enter on the keyboard to save that note. For each note I create a new text box will appear.
I don't have to take notes in sequence either. I can skip around the course and take notes wherever I want. Say I want to skip to a later video in the course. Then if I want to jump back to the introduction video and take some more notes on exactly what this course is going to cover. You'll see that this note has appeared above the second-to-last one I took.
They're not appearing in sequential order. They're actually appearing in order of chapter and time code here. My notes will automatically organize themselves based on the chapter number and title. If I want to come back to review my notes and I really want to only focus on one chapter at a time I can toggle between these arrow buttons to close a specific chapter. If I want to review the content I took the note on all I have to do is click on the time code thumbnail and it'll jump me to that video.
Then I can see that exact moment in the video where I took the note from. You can take notes while the video is playing or you can press pause if you want to take more detailed notes within a video. You can revisit your notes over and over again. The system will keep them stored unless you want to delete them for some reason, which you can do so by pressing this little trash icon next to the time code and that'll remove your note. Another really great feature we have is the option to download your notes using various different methods of saving and sharing your notes.
Just click on this export button up here at the top and choose between Microsoft Word, PDF or a text file. We hope this note-taking tool will help you retain the information you find most valuable Keep it handy for later reference whenever you need to revisit information or give yourself a quick refresher on the moments that you've taken note of within a course.
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