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What is Lynda.com?

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

Through Macquarie University's subscription, students and staff members have access to the continually growing lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. 

Lynda.com at Macquarie

You can access Lynda.com in a few ways:

log in here

You will be directed to the Macquarie University log in page where you can log in with your OneID and password. You will be redirected to lynda.com, now logged in.

OR you can access Lynda.com through the library's MultiSearch:

1. Search for Lynda.com in the MultiSearch search bar

2. You will see this result:

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3. Click on the View Online tab
4. Click the Lynda.com link
5. You will be prompted to log in with your OneID and password
6. You will be redirected to Lynda.com, logged in

OR

1. Search for a topic you are interested in
2. Courses from Lynda.com will be listed under the Resource Type ‘Audio Visual’ (on the left hand menu of your results page)
3. Click the View Online tab under the result you want
4. Click the Lynda.com link
5. You will be prompted to log in with your OneID and password
6. You will be redirected to Lynda.com, logged in

OR you can access your account directly through the Lynda.com website:

1. Navigate to www.Lynda.com
2. Click Sign In at the top right of the web page
3. Click Sign in with your organization at the bottom of the sign in box that appears
4. In the organization URL field enter mq.edu.au and select Continue. This will redirect you to the Macquarie University OneID Federated Access service.
5. Log in using your OneID and password. You will be redirected to Lynda.com, now logged in.

Desktop Apps

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Desktop                               Windows 10 Desktop and Tablet

To access your Lynda.com account with a desktop app:

1. Download the app from the respective app store and open it

2. ONLY use the "1-click login" option shown below, by clicking "Connect"

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3. Do not try to log in here with your MQ credentials or follow the other links, as they will not connect with your subscription

4. Follow the prompts to access your account. You should get the following message if you are successful:

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Courses

Lynda.com offers courses that build Business, Creative and Technology skills across a range of platforms and skill levels, including:

  • Leadership
  • Productivity
  • Career Development
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Audio + Music
  • CAD
  • Design
  • Photography
  • Big Data
  • Developer Technologies for Apps and Games
  • IT
  • Web Design

Have a look at the lynda website for the full list of subjects offered, or check out the tabs on top of this guide for more information and examples of courses which will best suit you.

New courses are added all the time.

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Problems accessing Lynda.com?

If you are having trouble accessing your Lynda.com subscription please contact us at the Library.


For more general support:

Mobile Apps

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To access your Lynda.com account with a mobile app:

1. Download the app from the respective app store and open it

2. Select Already a member?

3. Select the Organization tab. In the field under Web Portal, enter mq.edu.au and select Log in. This will redirect you back to the Macquarie University OneID log in page

4. Log in with your OneID and password.

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