Online training courses for staff, faculty, and graduate students

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

University of Waterloo faculty, staff and graduate students can now access web based training from Lynda.com using their WatIAM credentials.  There are over 3000 online courses to help you learn software, creative, and business skills, there is also a new IT training category. Lynda.com training is available 24x7, and available wherever you have access to the Internet. Lynda.com provides just-in-time training, as in-class courses may not be offered when you need it.

Lynda.com is not new to the University of Waterloo, it has been used for about 5 years; however, limited accounts were available on a 2 week loan and there was always a wait list. Now University of Waterloo faculty, staff and graduate students can access Lynda.com online training whenever they need it.

Feedback from clients using the Lynda.com training has been excellent. The Lynda.com training complements our Skills for the Electronic Workplace (SEW) program. For example, you may want to learn Microsoft Excel in a lab setting through the SEW program and then learn more advanced features as you need them through Lynda.com. Lynda.com is also an excellent resource to learn about the new features in an application (e.g. Office 2013). There are courses for all levels that cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.

Faculty, staff, graduate students and co-op students on a work term at the University of Waterloo can access Lynda.com:

  1. Go to http://www.lynda.com/ and select ‘Log in’.
     
  2. Type ‘uwaterloo.ca’ in the ‘Log in through your organization or school’ window, and click ‘Go’.
    (Returning users, just click ‘Go’ in this window.)
     
  3. Enter your WatIAM userid and password.
    (If you want to join a previous Lynda.com account choose “I’ve had an account”, if not choose “No, I’ve never had an account.)

Faculty, staff, and graduate students will receive email notices from time to time from Lynda.com to inform them about new courses.

Undergraduate students can continue to borrow a Lynda.com account for a 2 week period by sending email to request@uwaterloo.ca.

Support for this service is available from the IST Service Desk (CHIP).

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