Winners in the 2019 LinkedIn Learning Watch and Win Contest

LinkedIn LearningWe are really excited about how the SMU campus has adopted LinkedIn Learning during our LinkedIn Learning Watch and Win Contest. During the contest period, which ran from January 14, 2019, to February 14, 2019, we had 413 users log in to view over 860 hours of training. Those users watched 1494 courses and 117 were completed.

For the contest, users needed to watch at least one complete video on LinkedIn Learning. The SMU community took on the challenge to heart. Over 7650 videos were viewed – 87 percent in their entirety! How users accessed those videos was interesting. Continue reading Winners in the 2019 LinkedIn Learning Watch and Win Contest

Fall in love with LinkedIn Learning this Valentine’s Day

I ❤️ LinkedIn LearningLove is in the air at SMU this month, so why not fall in love with learning?

If you haven’t heard, LinkedIn Learning is now available to all full-time eligible employees and students. LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform offering over 13,000 digital courses taught by industry experts with content from Lynda.com. Watch videos on business, software, technology, and creative skills then promote your new skill set on your LinkedIn profile for professional networking and prospective employers to see. You can also download and view learning videos offline using the LinkedIn Learning mobile app.

The benefits and rewards of LinkedIn Learning are huge for both students and employees: Continue reading Fall in love with LinkedIn Learning this Valentine’s Day

Lynda.com to become LinkedIn Learning

lyndaCampusAfter many years of helping people around the world with technical skills and professional development, Lynda is taking a well-earned retirement!

Lynda.com, a LinkedIn service since 2015, will soon become LinkedIn Learning. This new service will continue to provide the legendary quality courses you expect from Lynda.com, but will now be closely integrated with LinkedIn’s professional social network. Faculty and staff members will also soon have the opportunity to create custom playlists that can be shared with your office or class. Continue reading Lynda.com to become LinkedIn Learning

Lynda Birthday Bash Contest

Congrats to Ali Jamal, the winner in our Lynda Birthday Bash Contest. His name was selected from over 175 entries.

Thanks to everyone that attended our Lynda Weinman Birthday Bash today. If you didn’t grab a handout, here is the information for the Lynda Birthday Bash Contest to win a Lynda.com prize pack and a Starbucks® gift card. Continue reading Lynda Birthday Bash Contest

I ❤️ Lynda Contest: Continue to Learn with Lynda and win a cup of Joe.

I ❤️ LyndaOver here, we love Lynda.com and hope you do too. We want to encourage you to continue to grow and learn professionally and we find the resources and videos on Lynda help you to do that. To foster that growth, we are randomly giving away 3 Starbucks gift cards to any faculty and staff that completes a course in Lynda between now & June 25th in our I ❤️ Lynda Contest.

To foster that growth, we are randomly giving away 3 Starbucks gift cards to any faculty or staff member that completes a course in Lynda between now & June 25th. That way, you can continue to learn with Lynda and a cup of Joe. Continue reading I ❤️ Lynda Contest: Continue to Learn with Lynda and win a cup of Joe.

President’s Picnic Contest

scooterAs part of the SMU Staff Association’s annual President’s Picnic, OIT will be there to join in the celebrations with giveaways and fun prizes! Stop by our booth at the picnic on May 18th to learn more about OIT’s services including our lyndaCampus service which provides staff, faculty and students with thousands of courses on hundreds of topics.

To make it even easier for you to watch Lynda.com courses, we’re giving away three Roku Streaming Sticks so you can watch courses (and also Netflix and other streaming services in your free time) on your television! We’ll be giving two away during the picnic, but as a staff member you can get a chance to win one right now.

Just simply log onto smu.edu/lynda at anytime between now and May 17th and watch at least one video and you will be entered into a drawing for a Roku Stick! The winner will be announced during the picnic.

Also, we’ll be giving away a scooter from our friends at Qualtrics, so you can cruise around campus in style!