February 19, 2015
Individual departments have been inquiring about computer training resources on campus. ISS does not have a dedicated training professional, however, Lynda.com is an online training resource available to the campus community. This is a free service to faculty, staff and students as long as it’s accessed via the myCLU portal. The Lynda site provides online training resources with over 3,200 bite sized to in-depth training videos. Topics range from computer programs found on campus computers to business and marketing, soft skills on topics like leadership and interview skills, even introductions so subjects in art. The link to Lynda.com can be found within the CLU Tools section of the myCLU portal. Aside from Cal Lutheran, Lynda is used by companies like Microsoft, NBC, and Patagonia as well as many universities around the country. Please contact the Help Desk if you or your department are interested in training on a subject not covered by Lynda.com. We can either place a request with Lynda.com or help you find you an alternate resource.
It is worthwhile to check out the latest releases at Lynda.com. Following are select new course offerings, which could easily have applications in the office, in the classroom or at home:
- Office 365: Essential Training for Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc. (a separate course for each application, a nice resource for those who already subscribed to Office 365 for free)
- Excel: Working with charts and graphs
- The Science of Sales
- Branding Fundamentals
- International Marketing Fundamentals
- Up and Running with RSS and Podcast Subscriptions
- Creating a Responsive Web Design
- Foundations of Acrylic Painting
Lynda.com also offers a series of weekly Office tips under 10 minutes long including topics like “Top 5 Excel Shortcuts” and “Organizing Outlook Email”. Search for “Weekly Office Workshops”.
If you have questions about this subject or any other technical matter, please call the Help Desk at (805) 493-3698 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder, ISS staff will never ask you for your password.