Webstore, Training, Lynda.com FAQ's
Learn the answers to some frequently asked questions about lynda.com online training.
No. You must connect through the appropriate Illinois login page:
- Urbana/Champaign campus users: Use go.illinois.edu/lynda
- Chicago campus users: Use go.uic.edu/lynda
- Springfield campus users: Use go.uis.edu/lynda
After you are authenticated as a Illinois-system individual, you will have access to all of lynda.com's tutorials.
Anyone with an active Illinois NetID can access the lynda.com training materials.
No. All you need to access the courses is your Illinois NetID.
On the landing page, in the upper right hand corner, it will state "Hi, (your name)". Clicking in that area will produce a list of options including logging out and profile tools. You will be able to access all video tutorials on the lynda.com site.
Yes, you can connect through IllinoisNet or UIC WiFi or UIS WiFi or any off-campus wireless connection that's available.
Yes, you can use your device's mobile browser (Safari, the Android browser, etc.) and login through your University's login page or use the lynda.com's downloadable iOS app via the web portal.
All campuses in the Illinois system have an unlimited site license. This means there is no restriction on the number of simultaneous users.
Yes. You can access the tutorials in the same way as on campus.
If you are having trouble logging in, first make sure you are using your Illinois NetID (in lower-case) as your login (not your full email address). Also make sure you are using your NetID Password (UIUC or UIS) or your ACCC password (UIC). If you still can't log in, contact your campus' IT help desk.
Everyone in the Illinois system has access to the full library of the lynda.com tutorials once you login with your Illinois NetID.
Based on the license agreement with Illinois, the lynda.com system does not track individual usage. If you choose to use this free service, it becomes your responsibility to track your own progress.
QuickTime is no longer required to view the tutorials. All videos now use the HTML 5 player. As QuickTime is no longer supported software, if you do have it on any of your computers it should be removed.
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