New Year, New Skills! Spring 2019 IT Training Schedule

Ready to learn a new technical skill this year? There’s no better time to start than now, with Spring 2019 packed with OIT training courses for all kinds of software and services!

Tech Tip Tuesdays

For three Tuesdays (and one Wednesday) in January, we will be presenting 30-minute webinars with quick and easy tips on how to utilize popular tools available to you at SMU. Continue reading New Year, New Skills! Spring 2019 IT Training Schedule

New date for transition of Lynda to LinkedIn Learning

As we mentioned last week, after many years of helping people around the world with technical skills and professional development, Lynda is taking a well-earned retirement!

LinkedIn LearningPreviously, we mentioned the service would migrate on December 14, 2018. That date has been deferred to January 10, 2019. Starting at 8 a.m., SMU’s connection to Lynda.com will be unavailable as we migrate to LinkedIn Learning. The migration is expected to take 18 hours.
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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

Fall into LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn LearningFall at SMU brings many great improvements, and I’m not just speaking of cooler weather, college football, or Boulevarding. In January, SMU will be upgrading from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning. If you’re unfamiliar with the acclaimed Lynda.com, it’s a free-of-charge, online learning platform SMU provides to students, faculty, and staff to add business, software, technology, and creative skills to their professional toolbox.  Continue reading Fall into LinkedIn Learning

Stay Sharp – Join the IT Brain Challenge!

Mr. Brain ChallengeJoin the IT Brain Challenge and earn 250 Wellpower points just by completing one course on smu.edu/lynda between April 16 to May 18.

To Participate in the IT Brain Challenge:

  1. Visit smu.edu/lynda
  2. Choose a topic
  3. Select a course
  4. Complete one course by May 18, 2018
  5. Earn 250 Wellness points!

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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

Lynda Birthday Bash Returns January 24th

Lynda Weinman’s birthday cake

Students, join us on January 24th to celebrate Lynda (dot-com) Weinman’s birthday!

Next Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. come by the Collaborative Commons (adjacent to Starbucks) in Fondren Library to enjoy cake,  giveaways, and find out about all of the knowledge that Lynda.com has to offer. Continue reading Lynda Birthday Bash Returns January 24th

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.

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. Continue reading Over 2K Learned from Lynda

SMU Takes On Brain Challenge with Lynda Learning Days

lynda.comIn January, IT training facilitated a series of Lynda Learning events on campus. The month kicked off with our partnership with Wellpower as we announced the lynda.com “Brain Challenge.”  Participants could receive Wellpower points for completing a course during the month of January. During the challenge, over 130 courses were completed, with Financial Wellness: Managing Personal Cash Flow and Learn Canvas 2016  being the top viewed courses. Continue reading SMU Takes On Brain Challenge with Lynda Learning Days