University of Brighton Lynda

University of Brighton Lynda

Learning with Lynda

Find out how to access Lynda resources and
read our tips for success with Lynda.com

How to access Lynda

Using a desktop, or laptop computer:

  1. Go to www.brighton.ac.uk/lynda
  2. Enter your university username and password  ​
  3. You may be asked whether you have had a Lynda account before. If you say Yes, you will ge​t the opportunity to transfer your history to the new university account.

Tip:

Using the address www.brighton.ac.uk/lynda will save you time. Avoid going directly to the Lynda.com website as you will have to follow several steps to find the University of Brighton sign-in page.

Using a mobile, you can use your web browser as above, but for a better experience you can download the Lynda.com app. See Lynda on your mobile

Be smart, learn effectively

​L​ynda.com is a fantastic resource but to save time and have the best possible experience, follow the Lynda tips for success below:

Find resources fast

​There are over 150,000 videos on Lynda, so you’ll need to be selective. To find the most relevant and useful resources quickly:
  1. ​Use the Search box to find what’s available on a topic
  2. Then use filters on the left to narrow down the choices
  3. Each course may contain several short videos but you don’t have to watch them all. Scroll through, or search, the course Contents list to go straight to the topic you are interested in.
  4. You can even skim-read through each video transcript to preview its content
Search example:
  1. Search for ‘removing background with photoshop’ – wow 3440 results!
  2. Filter by software ‘PhotoShop’  – down to 2007 results
  3. Filter by skill level ‘beginner’ – 566 results and near the top of the list is a 44 sec video from the course PhotoShop CC for Photographers ​
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Be an expert user: Watch the Finding content with the search feature video

Take active notes

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By taking notes you can reinforce what you are learning, as well as organise your ideas.
The Lynda Notebook feature allows you to take a note at any point while watching a video and creates a thumbnail link to that point (timecode) in the video.
Use the Notebook tab to record your thoughts and ideas and also to create links to the parts of the videos you find most interesting.
You can export Lynda notebooks to Word and other types of documents.
Click the Notebook tab to start creating notes for a course.
Be an expert user: Watch the Using My notes video

Download videos to view offline

​If you have guaranteed access to wifi at any time and wherever you are, then you can skip this bit.
If not, you can download courses you want to watch so that you can access them whenever you need to – and not just when your network allows you to.
Look for the View Offline tab underneath the video window.
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Adjust the video controls to suit your needs

​You can change the playback speed using the settings cog at the bottom right of the video screen​.
View at 1.5x normal speed to skip through ideas quickly, or slow it  down  to .75x normal speed so you can follow more details.