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New lynda.com site feature: Bookmarks

Published by | Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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.

There are options here to view, sort, edit, and navigate your bookmarks. There is now a bookmark icon next to course titles, chapter titles, and individual movie names. Simply click on the bookmark icon once to mark any of these items, and the icon fills in to show that it has been activated.

You asked for it: lynda.com Monthly Premium subscription option available

Published by | Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

This week, we’re happy to announce a new subscription option that you’ve long been asking for: Premium access to our Online Training Library® courses on a monthly basis. The new Monthly Premium account is $37.50 a month, and includes access to the same exercise files that the course instructor uses in each lesson. Until now, only Annual Premium accounts had access to exercise files. Watch our The advantage of exercise files video below to find out more:


Another you-asked-for-it new feature: lynda.com Flash Beta Player

Published by | Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

We’re in the process of many new website and delivery enhancements right now. So many members have requested a non-QuickTime-based player that we’ve been hard at work, making it happen! The Flash player is completed and live on the site in beta test form, but we are still in the process of converting our 40,000+ movies to Flash, so not all courses are working with the new Flash Beta Player yet. For this reason, it’s not available as an over-all preference (accessible via My Training > Preferences), but it’s very easy to set it up as the preference for a particular course.

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The lynda.com Flash Beta Player

The lynda.com Flash Beta Player has the same look, feel, and functionality as the lynda.com QuickTime Beta Player, with an added bonus: the maximize this window button. Click to make the player fill your monitor window. When maximized, the button turns into a minimize this window button that when clicked, brings the player back to standard size.

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Choosing the Flash Beta Player as a course preference.

To access the lynda.com Flash Beta Player for a particular course, click on the Course Preferences tab, choose Flash Beta Player, and then click on apply. This only changes the preferences for this course. For now, the Flash Beta Player is not available as the default player for all courses, but will be once all the movies in the library are converted; due for completion in December 2009. And yes, a WMV player is in the works too, but not ready for launch just yet.

lynda.com courses now compatible with the iPhone

Published by | Monday, November 2nd, 2009

lynda.com on the iphoneYou asked for it, and it’s finally here: lynda.com videos are now iPhone and iPod Touch compatible.

All of our 2009 courses are already iPhone watchable, and we’ve got numerous servers munching away on 2008 courses, which will be available soon. And yes, we even have an iPhone app in the works, with a planned launch in early 2010.

Let us know what you think!

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

Published by | Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
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.

New feature: Share information on every Online Training Library® course

Published by | Thursday, August 20th, 2009
SHARE button on each course listing

We've added a new feature: Each course now has the option to easily email, print, and share about it on multiple social networks or blog services with minimal clicks. Try it!

Even if you’ve never clicked on it, by now you may have noticed a Share button like the one above on many of your favorite sites. Its purpose is to expedite the sharing of news stories, blog posts, and other page content to one or more social networks, other blogs, or simply sending to your printer or bookmarks list.

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Each of the courses in the lynda.com Online Training Library® now has its own AddThis Share button, located just under the course release date. If you want to share information about and a link back to the course, click on the Share button, then choose the method of sharing you prefer.

Sharing on Facebook, for example, gives the option to post the link to your profile or sending the information in a private message to one or more of your Facebook friends. Sharing on Twitter automatically creates a shortened bit.ly URL and transfers it to Twitter, ready for you to tweet.

Enjoy! And if you like this or any of our blog posts, the Share button is down here waiting for you at the bottom left of every post.

Notice something new? Redesign of member home page gives you what you want most.

Published by | Thursday, August 6th, 2009
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The lynda.com member home page has a new look based on what you've told us you want: quick access to new releases, Creative Inspirations, the blog, and more.

Current members – have you noticed anything new at lynda.com? We’ve launched a new current-member home page to help you quickly find the information you told us was most relevant to you, such as new training releases, new Creative Inspiration titles, and recent blog postings. Based on cookies, we can now detect whether or not you are a member, and based on that criteria, we serve up either a member home page or a non-member homepage.

If you haven’t signed in yet since around midnight on Wednesday, you’ll still see the old home page when you go to lynda.com. After you’ve signed in once and our cookies are accepted in your browser, your subsequent visits will start off at this new page. Let us know what you think!