The University of North Texas has adopted LyndaCampus, an online library of thousands of video tutorials, which expands the university’s usage of Lynda.com. The online learning platform now is available to all UNT faculty, staff and currently enrolled students, announced the University Information Technology office today.
Established in 1995 by Lynda Weinman, Lynda.com was acquired by LinkedIn in 2015 and continues to provide an extensive online catalog of instructional videos and supporting resources covering the latest technical, creative and business skills taught by experienced educators and recognized industry experts.
LyndaCampus provides specific features for higher education and offers thousands of Lynda.com courses on Microsoft, Apple and Adobe products as well as professional development areas such as project design and management frameworks, data analytics and logistics. New videos are added each week with up-to-date content to help keep people’s skills current. LyndaCampus also includes closed captioning and searchable transcripts of the learning material for increased comprehension and ease of use.
The upgraded service now will provide UNT students and employees with 24/7 online training that can be used from campus, home or on mobile devices. For more information about how Lynda.com is used in higher education, see https://www.lynda.com/academic/higher-education.
For UNT-specific information and to access LyndaCampus for UNT, visit https://it.unt.edu/lynda. Access to the Lynda.com simply requires clicking on the green button labeled “lynda.com Sign In” and entering a valid UNT EUID and password for access. Previous users of Lynda.com can import prior usage history into a UNT profile by following the set-up instructions for computer or mobile devices.
LyndaCampus courses can be accessed from within Blackboard Learn, UNT’s learning management system, and faculty are encouraged to incorporate these materials into their courses. For more information about the LyndaCampus and Blackboard Learn integration, please see http://bbsupport.unt.edu/lynda. For assistance in setting up Lynda.com integration in a Blackboard Learn course site, UNT instructors can contact the UNT CLEAR Faculty Helpdesk by phone at (940) 369-7394, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.