Did you know that with your library card and PIN you can access hundreds of online courses taught by experts in their fields? It’s true. Through Lynda.com you can teach yourself skills like HTML, SEO Marketing, 2D Animation, In Design. If that sounds intimidating at all, don’t worry. Lynda.com is an easy and intuitive online learning platform.
All you have to do is go to the Provo Library website, provolibrary.com, and go to the Learn tab. Choose Research Databases from the drop-down menu, and then go to Online Learning. Lynda.com is the first option. The website will then ask you for your library card and PIN.
Choosing A Learning Path
Once you are logged in, you see your dashboard. From there you can choose a learning path from topics like business, design, web development, IT, marketing, photography, video editing, audio and music editing, and CAD.
Search by Skill
If you don’t see a path that fits you, you can search the site for skills that you want to develop. For example, if you want to get more out of your email experience, you can learn all the ins and outs of GMAIL by taking the GMAIL Essential Training course.
Take the Course
Once you have decided what courses you want to take, you create a playlist for yourself of videos that teach you the skills you want to learn. Then all you do is watch the videos. The videos are short and skill focused. Then you have time to practice what you are learning. You can take the course as fast or a slow as you want to and you never lose your place.
Normally a Lynda.com membership would cost you around $30 a month; but with your library membership you get access to all these courses for free! Maybe it’s time you explored Lynda.com for yourself.