Over 2K Learned from Lynda

Lynda.comDuring April, the 2,000th person in the SMU community signed on to lyndaCampus for the first time. We introduced LyndaCampus in late 2015 to provide current SMU students, staff, and faculty access to the thousands of business, software, technology, and creative skills online training available from lynda.com. These training courses viewable from campus, home, or on-the-go, with the Lynda.com app. We are excited to see the SMU community bring Lynda into their home, studies, and learning.

In the past year, nearly 1,200 in the SMU community have newly joined LyndaCampus and viewed almost 60,000 videos. Those viewings resulted in over 4,075 hours of videos watched in the past year. Many of those videos were part of a video course and almost 800 Certificates of Completion were awarded to users for completing the course. Certificates of Completion can be downloaded and printed or displayed proudly on the user’s LinkedIn page.

Top lyndaCampus Courses

The top course reviewed on Lynda.com in the past year are as follows:

You will notice the list is very similar to the top courses viewed since bringing lyndaCampus online in 2015.

If you have not every used lyndaCampus, you can get started by going to smu.edu/Lynda to log on. To get familiar with the service, the staff at lynda.com have put together an excellent starter video on How to use Lynda.com. Once you are ready, we have some suggestions for “Summertime Learning with Lynda.”

If you have any questions about using lyndaCampus, please feel free to contact the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP or help@smu.edu.

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is the IT Communications Specialist and Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He started at SMU in 1996 and, for much of his career at the University, had managed the SMU STAR Program before joining the Training & Communications Team in 2015. In his free time, Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family. You can see examples of when the two collide at ianaberle.com.