Welcome to Lynda.com
This spring, ACU will be offering free campus-wide access to lynda.com, an online software training library of over 80,000 video tutorials on over 400 software titles.
Whether you’re an ACU student, faculty or staff member, your MyACU login gets you access to the full lynda.com library (the complete list).
Lynda.com Login — you MUST login on a desktop browser BEFORE iOS apps will work
Now you can learn anything from accounting software to web design—anytime, anywhere. This gets really interesting when you combine lynda.com access with the software and equipment available to you through the Learning Studio.
Remember, all ACU students, faculty and staff can check out audio and video gear from the Learning Studio, just by scanning your ACU ID. Whether you’re interested in a pocket audio or video recorder for a quick project or a DSLR camera for high-quality stills or a short film, staff in the Learning Studio can help get you started.
For more information on navigating Lynda.com or managing your profile, try How to Use Lynda.com.
Thanks to our media production specialists Matt Bardwell and Nathan Driskell and the student staff for the next Unboxed short. We’ve continued to see steady growth in our Checkout Gear pool and wanted to make folks aware of some of our advanced video production options like the pop-up green screens.
If Drew inspired you to check one out, here are a couple resources that will make your first green screen project a little easier.
Vimeo Video School
The staff at Vimeo introduce the basics of lighting and editing your green screen footage that any student would be capable of replicating with minimal training. We also have copies of After Effects up in the Learning Studio if you want to work with advanced software; otherwise, green screen tools are also available in iMovie and Camtasia.
Lynda.com Advanced Course
When you get the green screen bug, follow-up with an intermediate course at Lynda.com. Members of the ACU community have access to all Lynda.com titles; just make sure you log into Lynda before visiting the the following course page.
- Log into Lynda.com
- Advanced Green Screen Techniques course
Lynda.com offers 1,500 courses on over 400 software titles but they’re not simply a “tech training” resource. The following courses will give you an idea of their range.
Here are a few examples to give you some idea of the variety of the content.
Lynda.com also offers mobile access for smartphones and tablets, providing full access to all their courses wherever you are.
1. First Log in to Lynda.com — you MUST login on a desktop browser BEFORE iOS apps will work.
2. Next download the Lynda.com App for iOS
3. At the login screen, tap “Web Portal Access” and enter “acu.edu“.
4. Finally, use your MyACU login to complete the Lynda login.
When you first log into Lynda.com from your desktop browser, you are asked to customize your profile with your name and email address. This is a Required step connecting your MyACU account to a Lynda profile, syncing your progress on courses across apps and browsers.
iOS Training on Lynda
Mobile devices are increasingly the first screen we turn to. Lynda.com includes a growing collection of courses that enable you to produce a range of content for the iPad or iPhone.