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This guide helps users search in Lynda.com, Mint Global, Westlaw AU, Westlaw, LexisNexis AU, Nexis, Web of Science and Scopus.

Lynda.com - Welcome

Lynda.com

Access Lynda.com here.
  • Seamless integration between MyUC / UC Learn and Lynda.com where the user will only need to log in once.
  •  Follow the Lynda.com link and log in. Click on No, I have never had an account, then Create a Profile to select location and area of study.
  • Ease of access to Lynda.com material linked in your UC Learn sites (This information will be available early Semester 1, 2018).

More information when accessing Lynda.com for the first time below in the Lynda.com Login guide.

 

Signing in


How to login to Lynda.com

This guide will assist current UC staff and students to register and login to Lynda.com. Existing Lynda.com subscribers will also be able to use this guide however please pay close attention to step (#4).


Steps to login:

  1. Click on the  Register/Login  button which will redirect you to UC's Single Sign On page.
  2. Enter your User ID and password (the same ID and password that you use to login to MyUC)
  3. Choose your information release settings (if this option is available)
    • The next two steps (4 & 5) refer to those who have not logged into Lynda.com through UC's Single-Sign-On engine for the first time.
  4. Did you have an existing account prior to the SSO migration?* - search for and migrate your existing account to your new SSO account. If not you can continue to the next step after answering "no, I have never had an account"
  5. Complete your Lynda.com profile
  6. Start your Lynda.com journey.

Further explanation of each of the above steps are listed below with images:


(1.) Click on the  Register/Login  button which will redirect you to UC's Single Sign On page.

(2.) Enter your User ID and password (the same ID and password that you use to login to MyUC)




(3.) Choose your information release settings

Acknowledge and confirm your information release settings. (Do not see this page? this may be due to you previously accepting your information release settings when logging into the SSO engine previously. If you have any concerns please contact servicedesk@canberra.edu.au


This image shows the information release settings for U C S S O page

 

(4.) Did you have an existing account prior to the SSO migration? - search for and migrate your existing account to your new SSO account


 


(5.) Complete your Lynda.com profile

You will then be asked to complete your profile by applying additional attributes to your profile. This will help us to better understand the usage of Lynda.com by our UC patrons.



(6.) Start your Lynda.com journey.

Once you have created a profile, you will need to login to Lynda.com using your username and password to access training videos. (You can direct your students to the Lynda.com Library Guide for login information)

Register/Login

Share a Lynda.com resource


How to share Lynda.com resources with other UC Students and UC Staff

 

This guide will assist you to share direct links to Lynda.com resources with other UC students and staff.

It is almost as simple as copying and pasting from the browser search bar, however there is one additional step to ensure that users can be authenticated via UC's Single-Sign-On engine and view the resource directly.


Steps to share links to Lynda.com resources with other students and staff:

 

  1. Search for the Lynda.com resource that you would like to share.
  2. Click on the 'Share icon' 
  3. Copy the URL in the box 'Share this course within your organisation' (you should notice ?org=canberra.edu.au appended to the end of the URL)
  4. Share the link in an email, sms, etc.

 


This image is the first step in showing how to share a link to a Lynda.com resource

 

 



This image shows staff how to share a Lynda.com resource  U R L

Access Lynda.com on your mobile

Lynda.com on your mobile device?

This guide will assist users to access Lynda.com on their mobile devices as well as assisting users to install a Lynda.com App on other devices.


Lynda.com's app:

Lynda.com has a convenient app that you can install on your personal device to for convenient access to Lynda.com resources. For further information please see: https://www.lynda.com/apps

 

Logging into Lynda.com's app via UC's single-sign-on engine (Images shown at the bottom of this guide):

Logging into the Lynda.com app is slightly different to how you would usually log in through UC's single-sign-on engine.

  1. Open the Lynda.com app on your mobile device
  2. Click on the 'Already a member' button
  3. On the login screen, click on the 'Organisation' tab located near the top of the page
  4. Scroll down to 'Web Portal' and enter in canberra.edu.au and click 'Log in'
  5. Follow the general steps of logging in to Lynda.com through UC's SSO (steps shown below images)

 

Logging into Lynda.com's app via UC's single-sign-on engine - In Images

Steps 1 & 2:

 

 

Step 3 & 4:

 

Step 5: After Steps 1 - 4 you should be redirected to UC's Lynda.com SSO page:

 

You should now be redirected the UC's Lynda.com SSO page. The steps to log in from here are the same as if logging in through a browser and are listed again, below:

  1. Enter your User ID and password (the same ID and password that you use to login to MyUC)
  2. Choose your information release settings (if this option is available)
    • The next two steps (4 & 5) refer to those who have not logged into Lynda.com through UC's Single-Sign-On engine for the first time.
  3. Did you have an existing account prior to the SSO migration?* - search for and migrate your existing account to your new SSO account. If not you can continue to the next step after answering "no, I have never had an account"
  4. Complete your Lynda.com profile
  5. Start your Lynda.com journey.