Learn with Lynda.com

The Office of Technology Services offers free access to the highly-regarded online tutorial service, Lynda.com. 

Lynda.com provides online video-based instruction to students and professionals alike. Learn new business, software, technology and creative skills from nationally-recognized experts in a wide range of content areas. Login from a computer, smartphone or tablet, any time of the day or night. The range of subjects covered is best realized by visiting All Subjects page.

Getting Started

There are three ways to access Lynda.com. Once you are logged in, you can search or browse the library and construct playlists of courses you would like to explore. There is even a short course on how to use Lynda.com

TU's Lynda.com portal

  1. Go to the TU Lynda.com portal.
  2. Login with your TU NetID. The first time you do this, Lynda will prompt you to choose between two options:  
    1. "I've had an account" - Select this if you have logged into Lynda.com before, using either a personal account or your TU email address through OTS Student Computing Services or OTS Training. Lynda will transfer your certificates, playlists, bookmarks and course history to your new profile. 
    2. "No, I've never had an account" - Select this if you are new to Lynda.com.

www.lynda.com

  1. Go to www.Lynda.com (note, this is outside of Blackboard).
  2. Select the "sign in with your organization portal" login option and enter "towson.edu" (your domain). This will direct you to the TU Lynda.com portal.  

LYNDA.COM MOBILE APP 

  1. Download, install and run the free Lynda.com mobile app for your device: iOS, Android, Windows, Roku, Apple TV.
  2. Select "Already a member?"
  3. Select "Organization" at the top.
  4. In the Web Portal section, enter "towson.edu" (your domain) and tap "Log In." This will direct you to the TU Lynda.com portal.
  5. Log in with your TU NetID. 

Benefits of Lynda.com

General Resources

Classroom Resources

Lynda.com Support 

Login Support 

  • Call 410-704-5151 and select either the Faculty/Staff Help Center or Student Computing Services

Please note: This service is cloud hosted and updates are not controlled by Towson University. Towson University documentation for the service is reviewed quarterly to bring it into alignment with the most recent version of the service or software

Using Lynda.com

Lynda.com was purchased through the Student Technology Fee initiative, providing TU students with a rich selection of primary and supplemental learning opportunities. Access extends to faculty and staff for professional development, in service to the university and its students; any other use is inappropriate.. 

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