Using Lynda.com at uOttawa

About Lynda.com

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Current uOttawa students, faculty and staff now have free, unlimited access to over 5,000 video tutorials related to business, media and technology through Lynda.com, a self-service training site.


All postsecondary students in Ontario have free access to lynda.com as part of the Government of Ontario's Career KickStart strategy. Building on this opportunity, eCampusOntario, a not-for-profit corporation funded by the Government of Ontario, successfully negotiated with LinkedIn Learning to secure the same level of access for faculty and staff as students at publicly funded colleges and universities in Ontario.

Lynda.com users get:

  • Unlimited access to more 5,000 video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics.
  • Personalized recommendations to explore the most in-demand skills based on their experience.
  • To learn from industry leaders, all in one place.
  • Convenient learning accessible from any desktop or mobile device.
  • Helpful resources like quizzes, exercise files and coding practice windows to reinforce learning.
  • Just-in-time training, as in-class courses may not be offered when you need them.
  • Over 3000 online courses to help you learn software, creative, IT, and business skills.
  • Unlimited access to online courses available 24x7.
  • Courses for all levels that cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.
  • Top experts who are passionate about teaching.
  • Create and save lists of courses you want to watch, and share them with friends or colleagues.

Login to Lynda.com

  1. Navigate to Lynda.com.
  2. Click Sign in.
  3. Click Sign in with your organizational portal.
  4. Enter uottawa.ca and click Continue.
  5. You will be redirected to the uOttawa Shibboleth Login to enter your credentials.
uOttawa Shibboleth Login Page

 

FAQs

1. I have an existing Lynda.com account, can I merge it with my uOttawa account?

If you had an account on Lynda.com previously and would like to transfer the history, follow the instructions under the Login page. After step 5, you will be asked if you had an account on Lynda.com previously. Click “I’ve had an account” then follow the instructions.

2. How do I download and install the apps on my tablet or mobile device?

The Lynda.com site has a support page which can direct you to the download site for
your specific device. The app is available free of charge from the respective app store.
Please refer to Downloading and updating Lynda.com apps.

3. The app on my mobile device or tablet is problematic. What can I do?

The Lynda.com site has a support page which can assist you in troubleshooting and
rectifying problems with mobile apps. Please refer to Lynda.com app troubleshooting.

4. How do I log in using the Lynda app on a mobile device with my uOttawa
credentials?
  • Download the mobile app from the relevant app store.
  • Open the app and select “Already a Member” .
  • Select “Organization” from the following screen then enter your uOttawa
    username and password.
  • You will then be asked to accept the terms of service for Lynda.com.
5. Is it possible to download courses for offline viewing?

Offline viewing allows a user to watch courses and videos when not connected to the
internet. Please refer to Viewing Lynda.com Courses Offline for instructions on offline
viewing.

Support

For technical issues with Lynda.com access through uOttawa’s Shibboleth login, course
integration and administrative and report requests, please refer to our FAQ section on this page for some
helpful information or contact the IT Service Desk.

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