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By Starshine Roshell | Sunday, August 3, 2014

New Learning Feature: Take Notes!

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At lynda.com we’re fanatically committed to delivering a great learning experience—from the quality of our video content to the tools that help you master it. Today, we’re excited to announce our new note-taking feature.

By Aaron F. Ross | Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Coolest New Features of Maya 2015

Maya 2015 Texture Deformer

Maya 2015 Texture Deformer

With the release of Maya 2015, Autodesk demonstrates a strong commitment to developing the gold standard in 3D animation and visual effects software. From polygon modeling to liquid simulations, Maya 2015 offers many exciting new features.

Here’s a rundown of the most significant improvements to this powerful software.

By James Fritz | Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Adobe Muse features for Q2 2013

This is arguably the biggest update to Muse since the product’s initial release. The big new features this time around include Parallax Scrolling, In-Browser Editing, and something near and dear to my heart: a Layers panel. As always, there are a bunch of smaller updates and enhancements, too.

Parallax Scrolling

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Parallax Scrolling helps you create animated effects that involve two (or more) “layers of content” that move in the browser at different speeds. It is a web design technique that enables you to set the speed of each element. Using this technology, you can apply these animated effects to individual objects on your page to create visually compelling designs. Check out a great example of a site using built with Muse using parallax scrolling.

By Kip Holcomb | Thursday, February 9, 2012

Introducing new lynda.com queue feature

Our new queue feature lets you create a list of courses that interest you, prioritize them, save them for future viewing, and track your course completion progress over time. Want more information about the queue? Watch lynda.com author Garrick Chow give a demonstration:

Add courses to your queue

Add courses to your lynda.com queue Log in to your lynda.com account. Add a course to your queue with the + button. These + buttons will appear almost everywhere a course title is listed. For more options, click the arrow button to select add to top of queue or go to queue. The first option, add to top of queue, will add this course to the top of your list of stored courses. The second option, go to queue, will take you to the queue page, where you can manage your list.

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Find queue on the lynda.com homepage

Find queue on the lynda.com homepage

Once you’re logged in, the lynda.com homepage features the new My courses pod with tabs that show the first five courses in your queue and course history. Note: you must be logged in for queue to appear.

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Explore the my courses menuExplore the lynda.com My courses menu

The my courses menu is located in the top navigation bar on every page of lynda.com. From the my courses menu you can get to your queue, course history, bookmarks, and certificates of completion.

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Manage your queue

Manage your lynda.com queue

The queue area of lynda.com can be accessed in three ways:

  1. By selecting go to queue from the arrow button to the right of the + button (see “How to add courses to my queue” section above).
  2. By going to the my courses menu in the top navigation bar on any lynda.com page.
  3. By selecting the queue tab within the lynda.com My courses homepage-pod and clicking the view all link at the bottom.

You can prioritize and manage all your courses on the queue page. Drag and drop courses to quickly reorder your list, or type numbers into the priority boxes to chronologically organize your courses in the order you want them to appear. To confirm your reorganization, hit enter/return or click on the update queue button on the bottom left. ________________________________________________________________

We want to know what you think!

Let us know what you think of the new queue by posting in the comments section below, or contact us via the site feedback button in the bottom right corner of every lynda.com page.

By Kip Holcomb | Sunday, October 16, 2011

New feature: Suggested courses to watch next

Some members contact us to ask what they should learn after finishing a particular course. Now, right at the bottom of many course pages, you’ll see some of our suggestions. For example, after finishing Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals, you might want to take a look at these courses:

  1. Javascript Essential Training (2011)
  2. C# Essential Training
  3. Objective-C Essential Training

Let us know what you think of this new feature in the comments below, or click on the blue site feedback button on the lower right corner of every page in the site and send us a note.

By Kip Holcomb | Friday, September 16, 2011

New feature: Play an entire chapter with one click

You can now play an entire chapter by clicking a chapter title on a course’s table of contents page. All movies in that chapter will play, one after another. Toggle auto-play on or off by clicking the auto-play chapter button at the bottom of the player.

Clicking a chapter title plays all movies within the chapter

If you don’t see this button in your player, log in to lynda.com and go to the my account menu at the top right of the page, then choose site preferences. Change your player preference to Flash, QuickTime Custom, or Windows Media.

By Crystal McCullough | Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New lynda.com site feature: Bookmarks

The new Bookmarks feature in the Online Training Library® lets you mark and tag courses, chapters, individual video tutorials, or even specific points in a video in order to find them again later. Click on Bookmarks in the My Training menu to see all the items you’ve bookmarked.

By Crystal McCullough | Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New feature: Course tabs make browsing, searching, and finding what you want simpler

The new course tabs at lynda.com.

The new course tabs at lynda.com.

Notice something new on the lynda.com course pages? Each course details page in the Online Training Library® is now organized in to a series of tabs: Table of Contents, Description, Exercise Files, Author, and Course Preferences. Our goal with this new feature is to make it much simpler and faster for you to browse, search for, and find the course information you’re looking for.

Want to use them to their full potential? Watch our lynda.com Online Training Library® Course Tabs: How They Work video.

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