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lynda.com Infoshare 9 11 2009

  1. 1. September 11, 2009 lynda.com for Indiana Universiy Carol Rhodes UITS – IT Training & Education
  2. 2. About the pilot <ul><li>Agreement between Indiana University and lynda.com </li></ul><ul><li>Available for free to IU students, faculty, and staff in fall 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Must login via ittraining.iu.edu/lynda </li></ul><ul><li>More than 650 topics </li></ul><ul><li>Will evaluate it for renewal </li></ul><ul><li>Usage to date: </li></ul><ul><li>3442 unique users logged in at least once </li></ul><ul><li>1013 of those logged in more than once </li></ul><ul><li>6642 total logins </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hardware & software requirements <ul><li>Minimum screen resolution of 1024 X 768 </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer 6.0  , Firefox 2.0  , Safari 2.0  . (Users of 64-bit Internet Explorer 7, try a different browser) </li></ul><ul><li>JavaScript and Cookies must be enabled. </li></ul><ul><li>Apple QuickTime 7.5 or above. (Mac Safari users please download QuickTime 7.5.5 or newer to avoid problems with captioning) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Microsoft Windows Vista, Macintosh OS X or Linux. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connection with sufficient bandwidth (see system requirements section; tester available) </li></ul><ul><li>Tech support links at the end of this presentation </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to log in <ul><li>Log in at http://ittraining.iu.edu/lynda </li></ul><ul><li>For now, you see </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to search and find what you need <ul><li>Use the drop-down fields </li></ul><ul><li>Use the search box </li></ul><ul><li>Use closed caption search </li></ul><ul><li>Note older versions of software available </li></ul>
  6. 6. How courses are structured <ul><li>Clickable table of contents </li></ul><ul><li>Download exercise files </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Captioning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Closed captioning is available on newer lynda.com courses; therefore, it is available on some, but not all courses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can search the closed captioning text </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Look for Essential Training </li></ul>
  7. 7. Info for faculty <ul><li>During the lynda.com pilot, instructors at IU can assign or recommend lynda.com tutorials to students </li></ul><ul><li>Links may be created in Oncourse </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty may schedule 1:1 session at Teaching Centers </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to give feedback <ul><li>Send email to ittraining@iu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Survey will be available at http://ittraining.iu.edu/lynda </li></ul>
  9. 9. Technical support <ul><li>See the ittraining.iu.edu/lynda , </li></ul><ul><li>Call 5-6789, </li></ul><ul><li>Call lynda.com toll-free at 1-888-33-LYNDA (1-888-335-9632), or by email at  ts@lynda.com . </li></ul><ul><li>64-bit problems: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Problems seeing video or controls with 64-bit browser (on 64-bit operating systems such as 64-bit Windows 7, Vista, or XP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution:install the 32-bit version of Mozilla Firefox and run it in compatibility mode. See http://ittraining.iu.edu/lynda </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Session timeouts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A lynda.com session times out after 30 minutes of inactivity. If this does not appear to be the reason you are timing out, see the Technical support section above. </li></ul></ul>

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