IS&T offers lynda.com’s online training free of charge to MIT students, faculty, and staff.
Benefits and key features
At lynda.mit.edu, the MIT community can access lynda.com’s vast catalog of online 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 2012.
- Bookmark courses and modules of interest.
- Receive, print, and email a Certificate of Completion for any course you have viewed in its entirety.
To access lynda.com, you will need:
- To be a current MIT student, faculty or staff.
- A 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, Safari 2.0 or above, or Chrome 3.0 or above.
- Apple QuickTime 7.5 or above. Windows Media Player version 10 or higher.
- An Internet connection with bandwidth of 100Kbps or higher. For some of the larger videos (10mb+), we recommend a downstream bandwidth of at least 1,000Kbps or higher.
To access lynda.com, connect to the MIT-specific URL: lynda.mit.edu and bookmark the page. When you connect, you will be required to authenticate, either by certificate or your MIT Kerberos account. Learn more.