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:
Archive for the ‘New features’ Category
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.
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.
The Latest releases box on the home page is one of the first stops for many members to find new courses. To make it easier to find courses in the categories that you’re most interested in, we’ve added tabs that let you browse new courses by subject.
Each of the subjects also has its own RSS feed, so you can get notified of the newest releases you care most about. Learn more about RSS in Chapter 1 of the How to use lynda.com course.
To send us your feedback about this or any other site feature, click on the site feedback link on the bottom right of any page on the site. Or visit the contact page and choose the topic you’d like to tell us about from the drop-down menu.
A lot of members have asked us for an easier way to get back to what they were recently learning when they log back in to lynda.com, so we added a My course history section on the home page. Now, you can instantly see the last five courses you’ve watched. Click any course title to go to its table of contents, or click more » to see your entire course history.
To send us your feedback about this and any other site feature, click on the site feedback link on the bottom right of any page on the site. Or visit the contact page and choose the topic you’d like to tell us about from the drop-down menu.
The new lynda.com is here! Whether you want a full overview of our new navigation and design, or if you just have a few questions about the new site, check out our new course, How to use lynda.com with Garrick Chow. For a peek at the course, watch the movie trailer by clicking on the how to use lynda.com image on the right. Here’s a sample of one of the nearly 50 movies in the course, from chapter 1. Besides showing you how to subscribe to the library’s latest releases, it explains how to subscribe to this blog:
How to use lynda.com | Subscribing to the Latest Releases RSS feed
This week, we released two courses with a new feature: Chapter-level assessments to help you determine how well you know your computer and what you might need to review further. Both Computer Literacy for Windows and Computer Literacy for the Mac with Garrick Chow walk through the skills necessary to use computers comfortably, while improving learning, productivity, and performance.
Both courses offer a thorough introduction to computers, networks, and computer peripherals such as printers, digital cameras, and more. In addition, basic procedures with software applications, the Internet, and email are covered. The assessment files includes an assessment movie, chapter-level assessments, and answer keys. Let us know what you think!
We introduced our new Bookmarks feature in the Online Training Library® back in January, and we’re curious how you’ve been using them. How often do you use them to mark and tag courses, chapters, individual video tutorials, and to mark specific points in a video in order to find a topic or technique again later? Do you add details to your bookmarks by clicking on the arrow next to the bookmark icon, or add tags to make it easier to sort your bookmarks?
Once you’ve bookmarked a place in a course or tutorial, how often have you found yourself going back and referencing them? [Click on Bookmarks in the My Training menu to see all the items you’ve bookmarked.]
If you haven’t been using bookmarks at all, we hope you’ll try them out. Start by watching the movie on how they work. If you decide you don’t like them, you can always disable them under Preferences > Bookmarks. Note: disabling doesn’t delete all of your bookmarks, it just tucks them away so you don’t have to look at them if you don’t want to. They’ll come back once you re-enable them.
Leave us a comment and let us know how (and if) you use the bookmark feature.
- • Site License IP user support for campus-wide and corporate-wide training programs.
- • Student/educator account support: now students and instructors can log in via their iPhone or iPod Touch to view classes on the go.
- • Improved error messaging to help members recover from account or system errors, if any.
If you have a previous version of the lynda.com iPhone App installed, open the App Store app on your iPhone or iPod touch, and click on the Updates icon. It should be listed as an available update in the App Store.
If you haven’t installed the lynda.com iPhone App yet, head over to our lynda.com iPhone App page and click on the Download from the App Store button. It will take you directly to the lynda.com iPhone App page on iTunes.
And yes, we know you want an iPad app! The lynda.com iPhone App is fully compatible with the iPad, but we highly encourage accessing the lynda.com web site via the Safari browser on the iPad for optimum viewing and performance for the time being.