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Submitted by cschasny on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 2:56pm

Log in to lynda.com

Lynda.com offers dynamic, online instructional videos on the latest technology and software. The university's complimentary subscription also includes tutorials on many other creative and business skills.

Courses are FREE to University of Calgary faculty and staff and can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

Registration process for new users

  1. Create a profile on lynda.com

  2. Enter your ucalgary email address. You will receive an email from lynda.com with a link to finalize your registration.

Latest Software Training

  • PowerPoint 2013 Essential Training
  • PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training
  • SharePoint
  • Excel
  • Access
  • Drupal
  • D2L
  • Microsoft Project
  • Adobe

Business Skill Training

  • Time Management
  • Communication
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Skills
  • Collaboration

Technical Training

  • Video Training
    learn about videography, motion graphics, lighting, video editing, etc.
  • Digital Publishing
  • Game Design
  • Audio Engineering

All University of Calgary faculty and staff have access to the entire lynda.com course library.

Search for topics on lynda.com

  1. If you have already registered for your free uCalgary account, login -  lynda.com

  2. Search - The search bar at the top of the screen allows you to search by keyword, subject, author, title, and more.

  3. Browse -  Click the "browse the library" link at the top of the screen to browse by topic or alphabetically.

  4. Playlists - Create and share playlists or visit the lynda.com Playlist Center to find suggested playlists.

  5. Learning Paths - Explore the learning paths to view related courses on a variety of topics.

If you have difficulty logging on, please contact lynda.com at 1-888-335-9632 (press 1 for support).

Submitted by darmstro on Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:47am

Frequently Asked Questions

What is lynda.com?

Lynda.com is a vast growing library of some 3,500 instructional videos on topics covering the latest technology, creative and business skills. University of Calgary faculty and staff have unlimited access to high-quality, current and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized experts at work, home or on the go.

How will lynda.com support my professional development?

  • Bridge the digital divide. Keep current with, or acquire, new technologies and skills.
  • Customize your learning path. Create or share course playlists to support your learning path.
  • Learn at your own pace – anytime, anywhere. Lynda.com is compatible with Windows and Apple platforms and mobile devices.
  • Get immediate, just-in-time answers to questions in short sessions or review searchable course transcripts.
  • Download exercise files to reinforce and practice course concepts.
  • Receive certification of course completion.

Can I log in directly to www.lynda.com?

Yes, if you have already created your profile, go to lynda.com, click on "log in" on the right section of your screen there is an option to "log in through your organization or school".

Type "ucalgary.ca" and click "Go" and you will be redirected to the University of Calgary login page that will direct you to the available programs.

What are the minimum system requirements?

What if I already have an account and want to transfer my information to my university account?

The first time you log in to lynda.com with your ucalgary.ca email, you will be presented with the option to integrate accounts.

The advantage of integrating your accounts will enable you to access your usage history, playlists and other account information. You will need to supply your other account ID in order to transfer your previous history.

NOTE: If you use your ucalgary.ca email address as the login for another lynda.com account, you will need to change that login if you do not wish to integrate accounts.

Where should I start?

View How to use lynda.com course to learn how to find, access, and view tutorials.

How can I get help?

For technical issues, please contact lynda.com customer service or call 1 (888) 335-9632.

For account creation or access issues, please email hrweb@ucalgary.ca.