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Take a course. Skip the tuition.

By Nicole Chiu, Communications Coordinator, CEIT

Ever wanted to learn a new skill or beef up your resumé – but didn’t have the time or know where to start?

Thanks to Lynda.com, you can (once you log in) start learning new skills in less than 30 seconds.

Lynda.com is an online, subscription-based learning platform with thousands of video courses taught by industry experts on everything from software development, to design, to web development, to photography, to business.

And now, it’s free for all Douglas College students.

Enrolling in a course is easy – just click “Play.” Once you’ve chosen a course on the platform, you can access it on your desktop computer, smartphone or tablet 24/7. You can also download your courses if you’re going to be accessing lessons when you don’t have an internet connection.

With Lynda.com, you can learn whatever you want, wherever you want, at a pace you’re comfortable with. When you’re confident in the new skill you’ve learned, show it off by printing off a Certificate of Completion or adding it to your resumé.

Login instructions:

  • Go to lynda.com.
  • Click “Sign In” at the top of the page.
  • Click on “Sign in with your organization portal,” enter “douglascollege.ca” and hit “Continue.”
  • If you are directed to the Douglas College Centralized Login page, enter your College Network Account (CNA) ID & Password – these are the same credentials you use to log into College computers.
  • If you are directed to the “Welcome to lynda.com!” page, select “No, I’ve never had an account” to register for an account or “I’ve had an account” if you want to merge your history from a previous account with the Douglas College account.
  • Start exploring!

For tips on getting started, watch this video.

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