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About this article

This article reviews the basic features and functions of our lyndaCampus license. It is intended for all members of the WSU campus community.

What's lyndaCampus?

lyndaCampus gives WSU users access to, a subscription library of over 2000 online courses taught by industry experts covering a wide variety of software tools and skills (e.g., Excel 2013 Essential Training), as well as topics related to leadership, business, photography and other areas (e.g., Leading with Emotional Intelligence). Lynda courses include high-quality, accessible video demonstrations and supplemental materials, available 24-7 from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. New courses are added every week. Information Technology Services covers the cost of access for the entire campus via a lyndaCampus license. All students, faculty, and staff with working email addresses can create a lyndaCampus account and access the entire course library.

Create Your lyndaCampus Account

All WSU employees and students can create an account in lyndaCampus. Create an account to access

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  • Once you have created your account, you can login to lynda.comwith your full WSU email address and access the library from anywhere, any time.
  • Using any Web browser: Navigate to and sign in. If you are connecting via a browser on a smartphone or tablet, the lynda site should transition to its mobile layout automatically. If this doesn't happen, you can access the mobile version directly at
  • Mobile apps You can access from your iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows 8. [Links to these apps.]
    • Winona State has the Lynda app already installed on their iPads. See Lynda on the iPad page.

How to use lyndaCampus

  • Take a look at the How to use lynda course. Note that some of the topics about licensing and payment do not apply to us.

Features for Faculty to use

Faculty can create assignments within Lynda and then send these assignments to a class list. To do this, faculty need to contact to request a Group get assigned to use in Lynda. Once the group is assigned, faculty can add users to the group, create assignments and run reports on usage.

Learn how to assign playlists, manage groups and run reports.

Need help?

If you are having trouble logging in, you can contact directly at 1-(888)-335-9632, submit an online help ticket from their Contact Us page, or review their FAQ. For questions about using and integrating it into your courses, there are several help resources available:

  • Faculty and staff can contact Peggy Welshons, TLT Staff Development Coordinator. Peggy is leading TLT's support of, she can consult with you on its use, or answer specific usage questions.
  • TLT will be adding pages to this wiki at throughout the semester. If you have suggestions for pages, contact Peggy Welshons.

Features of

  • Take a course from start to finish or hop around in the course's table of contents, accessing the information you need when you need it.
  • Track your progress through courses and even receive certificates of course completion.
  • Bookmark sections of courses and organize courses into playlists to personalize your learning experience. You can even share your playlists with others.
  • Watch lynda videos on your iPad mini or HP EliteBook 840 G2 while you are practicing what you learn on your laptop. Use the lynda video player to pause, speed up, or slow down playback as you practice.
  • Instructors can include specific lynda videos or entire courses in their own classes, linking to them from D2L and eliminating the need to spend class time on technology tutorials. The supplemental materials can also be used for class assignments. Download reports of student activity or ask students to deposit certificates of completion into a D2L dropbox.
  • Use lynda courses to support your own professional development.

How to get the most out of your account

  • Visit every week for a listing of new and updated courses.
  • Subscribe to the newsletter and latest Release emails.
  • Use bookmarks to indicate favorite movies or courses.
  • Download exercise files before viewing courses so users can practice applying knowledge as you go.
  • Subscribe to the blog RSS feed, follow on Twitter, and like on Facebook.
  • Download the iPhone or iPad app for anytime, anywhere learning.