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Lynda.com at FIT

About Lynda at FIT

An online learning and training resource for the members of the FIT community.

Lynda.com Logo_72x72Several pressures on faculty, students, and staff led FIT to lynda.com online training. Chief among these were a need for a wide range of instructional videos to supplement classroom teaching, and a desire to ease demand on technical support staff and facilities.

The school researched several online training providers. In 2010, FIT deployed 50 pilot licenses of lynda.com. As word spread, the service became increasingly popular. In 2012, the school purchased more than 9,000 licenses of lyndaCampus, which lets users create personal profiles and access the lynda.com library of instructional videos from any location with an Internet connection.

“The lynda.com tutorials were broken down into chunks that faculty and students were comfortable with,” said Gregg Chottiner, FIT Vice President of Information Technology. He described the courses as high quality and current.

Today lynda.com is used on desktop and mobile devices by thousands of FIT faculty and students as well as staff members, who can develop software, creative, and business skills at their own pace.

“Students can watch a lynda.com tutorial at home to learn the basic functionality of software and then put it into context with their professors. It’s a more efficient use of time for everyone.” – Jeffrey Riman, Coordinator of the FIT Center for Excellence in Teaching

Case Study on FIT and Lynda.com

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Exercise Files

Did you know that you have access to all of the exercise files used in the Lynda.com tutorials?  If you would like to download any of the exercise files used in the videos to follow along with the instructor keep reading.

The files are available to you in the exercise files tab found below the title of the specific course. (Of course you need to be logged in with your FIT Lynda.com profile – see the sign-up tab for more information.)

Lynda Exercise Files

Once you select the exercise files tab you will see one or more files starting with Ex_Files and ending with .zip. Left click this link once to download the file to your default download location. If you are prompted, choose Save rather than Open.

For any troubleshooting tips when it comes to downloading and accessing Lynda.com exercise files, please follow this link to Lynda’s help page.

Topics covered include:

  • Locating your downloaded Lynda.com files
  • How to extract or unzip your Lynda.com exercise files
  • Incomplete file downloads