Brock University students, faculty and staff now have unlimited access to Lynda.com, a leading online, self-paced learning platform.
Lynda.com offers more than 5,000 video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts that help people learn business, technology, software and creative skills.
In April 2017, the Government of Ontario announced its new Career Kick-Start Strategy, which includes giving all post-secondary students in Ontario free access to high-quality, skills-focused online learning through Lynda.com.
Building on this opportunity, eCampusOntario — a not-for-profit organization funded by the provincial government — successfully negotiated with LinkedIn Learning, owners of Lynda.com, to extend this access to faculty and staff at publicly-funded Ontario colleges and universities.
Brock Training and Organizational Development Specialist Holly Bolvari says the platform is a great tool to add to Brock’s growing portfolio of professional development opportunities for employees.
“An innovative learning tool like Lynda.com will allow individuals to further enhance their knowledge and skills for both their personal and professional development,” she says.
In addition to providing employees with professional development opportunities, instructors can incorporate the website’s resources into their curricula by assigning video tutorials as coursework. Students can take courses that supplement their studies or help them gain skills that will better prepare them for a career.
Popular courses include photography, design, IT, web, business, management and marketing.
Courses can be accessed on-demand, at the user’s pace and schedule, from any desktop or mobile device. The Lynda.com mobile app allows for learning on the go.
Tutorial videos are also available on Lynda.com that demonstrate how to use the platform.
As part of the agreement eCampus Ontario negotiated with LinkedIn, Lynda.com will be available to Brock University faculty, staff and students until Sept. 21, 2020.
How to access Lynda.com courses:
- Go to Lynda.com
- Click on the menu on the top of the screen.
- Click Sign In.
- Click the Sign in with your organization portal link.
- Enter brocku.ca and click Continue.
- Sign in with your Brock credentials. Enter your Brock username and password and click the Log in button.
Individuals who are already Lynda.com users will need to identify that they have an account to bring their course history, playlists, certificates of completion and bookmarks to the new profile.