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IS&T offers lynda.com’s online training free of charge to MIT students, faculty, and staff.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff

Benefits and key features

At lynda.mit.edu, the MIT community can access lynda.com’s catalog of courses. 

Each course is taught by an industry expert and consists of multiple short videos which can be watched and replayed at any time.

Each MIT student, faculty, and staff has their own individual profile on lynda.com. Arriving at the home page, you will be greeted by name. From the My Training menu option, you can:

  • View your lynda.com history at the course and module level; history goes back to January 5, 2012
  • Bookmark courses and modules of interest
  • Receive, print, and email a Certificate of Completion for any course you have viewed in its entirety.

View this brief 2 minute video to learn more!

Requirements

To access lynda.com, you will need:

  • To be a current MIT student, faculty or staff
  • Kerberos ID and password. An MIT certificate installed on your system makes it easier to access lynda.com, but is not required.
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or above, Firefox 3.0 or above, or Safari 2.0 or above. (Users of 64-bit Internet Explorer 7, please try a different browser)
  • JavaScript and Cookies must also be enabled.
  • Apple QuickTime 7.5 or above.
    Note: Safari users should download QuickTime 7.5.5 or newer to avoid problems with captioning.
    Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7, Macintosh OS X or Linux. Windows Media Player version 10 or higher.
  • An Internet connection with sufficient bandwidth of at least 100Kbps or higher. For some of the larger videos (10mb+) such as the Creative Inspiration titles, we recommend a downstream bandwidth of at least 1,000Kbps or higher for smoothest playback.

Getting started

To access lynda.com, you must connect to the MIT-specific URL: lynda.mit.edu. Point your bookmark to this url. When you connect, you will be required to authenticate, either by certificate or by entering your Kerberos ID and password. Learn more.