The University is pleased to announce the availability of lynda.com to all current students, faculty, and staff. [lynda.com] is an online training tool that teaches the latest software and skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts. Since our official launch of [lynda.com] last week, over 600 people in the campus community have already logged in to learn something new.

With [lynda.com], you can access more than 1,600 videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, design, music and video, home computing, animation, and web design and development. A few of the most widely viewed courses are tutorials on how to use Photoshop, PowerPoint, Blackboard, Excel, HTML, WordPress, and Twitter. New courses are added every week.

“What I like most about [lynda.com] is that you can pop into a course and learn a quick tip, or you can take a lengthy end-to-end training,” said Kathleen Campbell, an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University systems analyst. “Plus, the course offerings are so vast that there’s truly something for everyone,” she said.

Students can take tutorials to brush up on software basics, or take a current skill to the next level. They can also incorporate cutting-edge technologies into school projects. These new skills can help students get an A on class projects, or boost their resumes to stand out from the crowd.

Faculty can enhance the learning environment for students using [lynda.com] by assigning tutorials to augment assigned projects or coursework. Links to courses can be easily embedded into Blackboard or shared online spaces. In short, [lynda.com] complements classroom instruction.

Staff and faculty can improve productivity and professional development by taking advantage of the software tutorials and soft skills tutorials, such as leadership, group dynamics, time management, and more.

[lynda.com] lets you manage your learning in a personal profile. This means that you can keep track of course histories, queue up your next tutorials and bookmark favorite courses or points of reference. All completed courses come with an official certificate of completion.

Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, we encourage you to check out [lynda.com]. With this self-paced tool, you can enhance your Embry-Riddle learning experience on your own schedule, based on your personal preferences and professional goals.

Get started with [lynda.com] today. Visit the “software” tab in ERNIE, and click on the “lynda.com” icon to enter the system. You can also “personalize” your ERAU Tools by adding the “Online Training – lynda.com” icon to your ERNIE homepage.

For questions, contact IT support: [ITSupport@erau.edu] or call 928.777.6990.

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