Meet Lynda

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Since 2014, Waterloo staff, faculty, and graduate students have reaped the benefits of these online courses. And now, as the result of a province-wide agreement negotiated by eCampusOntario and the Provincial Government, all Waterloo students have free, unlimited access to Lynda.com.

What you'll get

  • An on-demand learning solution designed to help you gain new skills and advance your career
  • More than 6,000 video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics​, taught by recognized industry experts

  • Customized learning experience featuring instructional content relevant to your professional interests and goals

  • Personalized recommendations​

  • Access courses on your schedule, from any desktop or mobile device ​

  • Reinforce new knowledge with quizzes, exercise files, and coding practice windows​

Sample course subjects

3D + Animation​

Audio, video, web

Business, marketing ​

Design​, developer​, IT

Education + e-learning 

In the last three months...

788 new users for a total of 7,743 users

59,400 videos viewed

Certificate of completion for 580 courses

Find a playlist

Get started with a curated playlist, or create your own! Check out the Playlist Center

DYK? Waterloo has access to a content mapping service to create a new playlist (5-6 wk turnaround)

Things to consider

  • Provide course and playlist recommendations to support learning or answer frequently asked questions
  • Find a Learning Path to boost your skills and get ahead
  • Integration with LEARN is on the way

The details

  • Province-wide pilot for offering shared services to Ontario educational institutions
  • Access to full suite of Lynda.com content at no cost for three years (until September 2020), uncertain future beyond this pilot

What are you waiting for?

Access Lynda.com today

  1. Go to Lynda.com

  2. Click Sign in link in top right corner
  3. Click Sign in with your organization
  4. Enter www.uwaterloo.ca and click Continue
  5. You will be redirected to the University of Waterloo sign in page
    1. Enter your WatIAM ID and password
    2. Click Log in

For more information, see Lynda.com in the IST Service Catalogue.

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