Lynda course suggestions

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About this article

This article includes lynda course recommendations developed by a WSU MIS student, Cory Ethan Muldrow, as part of a class project in 2015. Tool-specific suggestions have since been updated to reflect the most current version of the tool. This is intended for the entire campus community, but may be of greatest interest to instructors interested in integrating lynda content into their courses.

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Some software videos offered by Lynda have been organized for you by the applicable college:

All Colleges

  • Microsoft Word 2016
    • Start class off with the basics of working with documents in Word 2016. Subjects such as, grammar, spelling, formatting, and design.
  • Microsoft 365
    • Get started using Office 365, this suite allows students and groups to accomplish tasks such as email, collaborate on projects, and share calendars.
  • Acrobat XI
    • Find out how to create, navigate, and share PDFs; work with web forms; and collaborate with other users.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Find out whether Creative Cloud is right for you. Learn about installing and updating the app, working with cloud storage, and using CC on the go.
  • Desire2Learn
    • Explore Desire2Learn courses from our library. We have 1 Desire2Learn courses organized into chapters and divided into short individual videos, so you can learn a new skill from start to finish or find a quick answer.
  • Access 2016
    • Take a tour of the essential features of Access 2016 and discover how to build a database and store your data more efficiently.
  • Microsoft Excel 2016
    • Teaches you the basics of using Excel 2016 to enter and organize data, use functions, and build charts and Pivot-tables.
  • PowerPoint 2016
    • Get the skills you need to create high-quality presentations.
  • Microsoft Publisher 2016
    • Shows how to use Publisher 2016 to create professional publications for the web and for print.
  • Word 2016
    • Teaches you the fundamentals of Word for Windows 2016.
  • Prezi
    • Get up and running with Prezi, a cutting-edge tool for creating dynamic presentations and interactive stories.
  • R
    • Get up and running with Prezi, a cutting-edge tool for creating dynamic presentations and interactive stories.
  • SketchUp 2017
    • Start drawing, designing, and rendering your ideas with SketchUp, the 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from engineering to game design.
  • SkyDrive Personal
    • Get up and running with SkyDrive Personal, learn the new features and how to navigate the program.
  • WordPress
    • Learn how to build a website or blog in WordPress. Learn how to configure the program for SEO, design a WordPress theme, create an ecommerce website, and publish your images and post with the open-source WordPress content management system.

College of Business

  • Access 2016
    • Learn helpful tips to fully utilize Access 2016 such as creating queries, forms, building reports, and defining searches.

College of Education

  • Apple iPad
    • Bring 21st century instruction techniques into the classroom with the iPad.

College of Liberal Arts

  • Garage Band
    • Learn how to create tracks with features offered by Garage Band and also discover how to create your own music with instruments.
  • SPSS
    • A practical, visual, and non-mathematical approach to the basics of statistical concepts and data analysis in SPSS, the statistical package for business, government, research, and academic organization.
  • SketchUp 2017
    • Start drawing, designing, and rendering your ideas with SketchUp, the 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from engineering to game design.
  • Blender
    • Model objects, create animations, and render 3D graphics using Blender tutorials. Explore the interface and learn from expert instructors, who cover a wide range of beginner and intermediate functions.
  • InDesign
    • Learn page design and desktop publishing with this popular software. Discover how to use InDesign to create an EPUB, magazine layout, book, business card and more.
  • Adobe Premium Pro
    • A timeline-based video editing software application. It is part of the Adobe Creative Suite, a suite of graphic design, video editing and web development programs.
  • Audacity
    • Audacity is an open-source audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Watch Audacity tutorials to learn how to record audio; copy, splice, and mix sounds together.

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

  • Apple iPad
    • Bring 21st century instruction techniques into the classroom with the iPad.

College of Science & Engineering

  • Java
    • Eclipse is an essential tool for developers; discover tools in the tool bar, learn how to create new projects and classes, and learn how to use to the debugger.
  • Adobe Illustrator
    • Quickly learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create digital illustrations with no experience required.

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