How to add Lynda.com resources to your NOW learning roo...

How to add Lynda.com resources to your NOW learning room. Summary

Lynda and NOW

 

Over the past two months I wrote blog posts on how you can add Lynda.com resources to your NOW learning rooms:

 

I thought it might be useful to provide a summary of different methods and highlight a couple of pros and cons – please see the table below.

 

 

How can I offer Lynda.com resources to students in my learning room in NOW?

What type of resources can I add?

Where can I place them  in my learning room?

Add links to Lynda.com resources

Playlists, 
Courses, Videos
Homepage widget 

  • You can add links to multiple Lynda.com resources in a single widget.
  • You will not be able to track if students have looked at Lynda.com resources.
Content topic: New > New Link  

  • You can track whether student has looked at a Lynda.com resource.
Content topic: New > New Web Page 

  • You can add links to multiple Lynda.com resources in a single webpage.
  • You will not be able to track if students have looked at Lynda.com resources.

How can I offer Lynda.com resources to students in my learning room in NOW?

What type of resources can I add?

Where can I place them  in my learning room?

Embed Lynda.com resources

Videos. Note: When students finish watching a video, they will be automatically offered to view the full course. Homepage widget 

  • Embedding a single resource is recommended.
  • You may need to adjust the size of the embed frame to make sure it fits within your widget.
  • You will not be able to track if students have looked at the embedded Lynda.com resource.
Content topic: New > Audio or Video 

  • The embedded video will be blocked by default. Students will need to click Allow to watch the video.
  • You can track whether student has looked at a Lynda.com resource.
Content topic: New > New Web Page 

  • You can embed  multiple Lynda.com resources in a single webpage.
  • You will not be able to track if students have looked at the embedded Lynda.com resources.

Do you need further support? 

Please note: NOW Central and Technology Central are internal resources only accessible by NTU staff and students.

  • You can also talk to your Librarian about identifying content for student use and for support in using Lynda.com.

 

Are you already using Lynda.com in teaching? 

  • Let us know how you’re using it using the comments box below.

About the author

Elena is responsible for design and implementation of development initiatives and learning resources to support NTU staff in their use of university systems. Prior to joining NTU, Elena worked in the British Council supporting bidding for and implementation of international development and scholarship management programmes. She has extensive experience as a Learning and Development consultant, specialising in SAP, business process analysis and managing personal and professional development schemes.


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