How to search in Lynda.com
How to search in Lynda.com
Following on from the introductory post Learn with Lynda.com, this blog post focuses on how you can search for specific videos you are looking to participate in or use.
Searching by category
As suggested in the benefits section in the previous Lynda.com blog post, you can use Lynda.com through the following two ways.
- Developmental mode – formal approach in evaluating your current knowledge and skills to identify learning gaps and work through a Lynda.com course;
- Pragmatic mode – an informal approach by dipping in and out and applying the knowledge and skills instantly.
Choose one of the two approaches and search for courses that relate to your learning needs. To get started, you can hover over the ‘Library’ button at the top of the webpage. You will then see a range of categories which then fold out into Topics, Software and Learning Paths.
- Topics – knowledge and skills relating to the chosen category
- Software – digital tools and systems that relate to carrying out specific tasks with your chosen category
- Learning Paths – role profiles that allow you to build up related knowledge and skills related to your chosen category
Alternatively, you can browse ‘all subjects’ which lists all categories and the number of courses within them. Access this by clicking on ‘Library’ at the top of the webpage.
Once you have selected a Category, Topic, Software, or Learning Path you can then sort by a filter. Scroll down a little and you will see the following filter option.
Here you can filter content by release date or course title. To the left of your screen you can filter by Topic, Software, Author and Skill level.
Searching by keywords
If you cannot see a topic that you are looking for, you can simply enter specific keywords you want to know more about or it could even be a specific piece of software. This could be either for yourself or to support your students.
Click into the Search bar and type the keywords of the thing(s) you are looking for.
You may find the following videos useful to help you with searching on Lynda.com.
- Searching the training library
- Finding content with the search feature
- Searching by author
- Finding the latest releases
- Exploring offline viewing
You can also access support through the Technology Central learning room or speak to a librarian.
NTU staff can visit the Technology Central learning room. You will need to log in to NOW to view the learning room. (Please note: Office Central is an internal resource only accessible by NTU staff). NTU students can get help using Lynda.com from the library.
Additionally, NTU can offer one to one support to help you get started with Lynda.com through a Digital Surgery appointment. Please visit Organisational Development > Book an event to book a place. (Digital Surgery appointments are for NTU staff only).
About the author
I provide support with implementing learning technology solutions and helping staff develop digital capabilities in all elements of the NTU Digital Framework, by sourcing, designing and getting the best out of a wide range of digital tools and systems. I began my learning technology career in further education (FE); planning and implementing effective use of learning technology and designing digital activities and resources for learning, teaching and assessment. I have been a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) since 2013 and won the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year award in 2016.