May 15, 2012
UF’s lynda.com contract, providing free access to over 1,300 online training courses for students, faculty, and staff will continue.
Since the ‘lynda campus’ program launched last August, UF account holders logged in 25,000 times and viewed more than 11,800 hours of training. Lynda courses have provided value for users across campus:
“I wanted to update my skills on Web authoring,” notes Lynn Raynor, senior biological scientist in the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics. “It is important for me that lynda courses contain lesson plans that go from introductory to more advanced levels. Each level consists of short videos showing you exactly what to do. This means I can do a lesson during a 30-minute break, rather than commit to an hour or two.”
Initial funding was through the student technology fee. After reviewing usage and feedback, lynda.com’s contract will be renewed, sustained by funding provided by UFIT.
Raynor says one reason for the positive feedback is the 24/7 access. “I am glad UF makes lynda.com available through our Gatorlink accounts, so we don’t have to be on campus to take the lessons.”
For free lynda.com access go to UFIT’sTraining page. Lynda.com’s 1300+ course library is available 24/7 to everyone with an active GatorLink account.