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lynda.com is an on-demand, online learning tool that is available to everyone with a valid Colgate network account.
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This online learning tool provides access to hundreds of hours of instructional videos on the latest software tools and skills. Over 1,400 courses are available with new courses added weekly, so there is something for everyone.

Managers and employees can use lynda.com as a resource when setting goals for enhancing work-related skills. Some of the most viewed software courses include both the Word and Excel 2010 Essential Training. Interested in running an effective meeting or working on your public speaking skills? lynda.com offers courses on these, as well as time management, project management, and many more. Have a hobby you want to improve or learn more about? Log in from home and take advantage of the many other courses available such as photography, music composition, tips and tricks for your iPhone, and much more. The extensive video course library is searchable by subject, software, or author.  

Videos are presented in short, easy-to-search formats with user controls for the ability to start, stop, and pause as frequently as needed. The bookmarking functionality allows users to create bookmark reminders for future reference or to share helpful sections with colleagues. Training courses range from beginner level to advanced, with a feature for printing and sharing certificates of completion.  

To get started, access lynda.com with your Colgate username and password in the portal (portal.colgate.edu) or at www.lynda.com/portal/colgate. Dive right into the course offerings or start by watching the “How to use lynda.com” video for instructions.  

Lynda.com is accessible anytime, anywhere and from your iPhone or iPad. Visit the App Store to download and install the free lynda.com app on your device. Launch the application and choose “Web Portal Access” from the Log In screen. Enter colgate.edu and click Go (iPhone) or Submit (iPad). Log in using your Colgate username and password.