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Love learning new skills? Explore the online offerings of Lynda.com
January 10, 2017
Jess Archer
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Lynda.com is home to more than 4,000 online courses on subjects ranging from business and software to technology and creative skills. Since January 2011, MIT Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) has offered Lynda.com’s entire library of courses free of charge to MIT faculty, staff, and students.

It’s been popular from the start. From July 2015 to July 2016, for example, more than 2,000 MIT community members used Lynda.com. They collectively viewed more than 7,500 hours of videos. The most popular topics included:

  • JavaScript
  • Photoshop CC
  • Tableau 9
  • HTML

The details

Lynda.com courses, all taught by industry experts, consist of videos that can be watched and replayed at any time. Certain courses grant users a certificate of completion that can be displayed on LinkedIn.

With your MIT account, you get a personal Lynda.com profile. This lets you add courses to playlists or bookmark them for later viewing. You can also select skills that interest you and Lynda.com will recommend relevant courses. Your viewing history and certificates of completion are also accessible through your profile.

Access and support

MIT faculty, staff, and students can access Lynda.com starting at the custom URL lynda.mit.edu and then authenticating by certificate or MIT Kerberos ID and password. See the Lynda.com landing page in the Knowledge Base for more information about the service and links to support.

Note: MIT affiliates do not have access to lynda.mit.com, though occasional exceptions are made.