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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, but you must use your device's mobile browser (Safari, the Android browser, etc.) and login through your University's login page to do so. Your University credentials won't work through lynda.com's downloadable iOS app.
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 Active Directory password (UIUC), your ACCC password (UIC), or your netid password (UIS). 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 required in order to view the tutorials. It is a free download, but if you are on campus you may need to speak with your IT department before you install the plug-in on your work machine. Download the free QuickTime player.
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