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After June 30, 2016, training will no longer be available free of charge to IU students, faculty, and staff. You might still be able to access and use after that date, and many other free and low-cost training options for IU community members are available. Contact IT Training if you have questions about training options.

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The agreement

Although is ordinarily offered to anyone for a fee, through an agreement between Indiana University and, lynda's rich course content is available free of charge to IU students, faculty, and staff through June 30, 2016. The features described below give you a personalized learning experience.

Personalized learning experience

The lyndaCampus service gives IU students, faculty, and staff a more personalized learning experience when using Its features include:

  • Playlists: Playlists allow you to build collections of courses you want to watch. You can build playlists of courses around any topic that interests you, and share your collections with other users; for instance, faculty and instructors can share playlists with students in their classes. To learn to use this feature, see Introducing playlists from
  • Take notes: To use this feature, play any video and simply begin typing your course notes. Everything you write will be linked to a video and time code within a course, so you can jump back to review at any point. Edit your notes by clicking them. For more, see New Learning Feature: Take Notes! from
  • Queue: Using the queue feature, you can create a list of courses that interest you, prioritize them, save them for future viewing, and track your course completion progress over time. For more, see Introducing new queue feature from
  • Bookmarks: You can use bookmarks to mark courses, chapters, videos, and even specific sections of videos for later viewing or reviewing. For more, see New site feature: Bookmarks from
  • Course history: Through the course history feature, you can view a list of every course you have taken since IU implemented the lyndaCampus service (April 17, 2013). Your most recent courses will appear at the top of the list, enabling you to easily pick up where you left off. For more, see New feature: List of last-viewed courses is now on the home page from
  • Certificates of completion: When you have viewed all the movies in a course, you can earn a certificate of completion demonstrating your completion of that course. You can then share these certificates with professors, supervisors, or prospective employers. For more, see Check out the Certificates of Completion video that explains how it all works from
  • Choose your player: videos are compatible with Flash, QuickTime, or Windows Media Player, allowing you to choose the movie player that best suits your needs. For more, see Choosing the right video player for your needs from
    Apple has discontinued support for QuickTime for Windows. Although Indiana University still supports this legacy software, media content owners should use alternative media delivery methods. Because QuickTime for Windows no longer is updated or maintained, the University Information Security Office advises uninstalling it, as the software may expose your computer to security threats.
  • Communications preferences: All IU students, faculty, and staff can sign up for's monthly newsletter, new release notifications, and special announcements and offers. For more, watch Updating your member profile information and Setting your news and email preferences from
If you regularly access from the same device and browser, you may not have to log in repeatedly.

System requirements

To find the most current system requirements for using, see System Requirements.

Accessing with an iOS device

To access with an iOS device (e.g., iPhone, iPad):

  1. Download and install the app.
  2. On your iOS device, tap
  3. In the app, tap the menu (hamburger) in the upper left, and then tap Login.
  4. On the "Log In" screen, tap Organization or School, enter, and then tap Go.
  5. On the next page, enter your IU Network ID.
While you can access your playlist and course history through the app, it does not currently support the following personalized learning features: bookmarks, closed captioning, transcripts, playback speed (2x), free content, or admin functions. The product team is looking into these limitations.

Accessing with an Android device

To access with an Android device:

  1. Download and install the app.
  2. On your Android device, tap
  3. In the app, tap the menu button in the upper left, and then tap Log in.
  4. Above the username and password fields, tap web portal access.
  5. In the box labeled "type the URL here", enter, and then tap Log in.
  6. On the CAS authentication page, enter your IU Network ID.

Technical support

For troubleshooting, see's Frequently Asked Questions.

If you can't resolve your issue at the link above, contact your campus Support Center; you can also reach technical support by phone toll-free at 1-888-33-LYNDA (1-888-335-9632), or by email at

You can also use the contact form 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for technical support. Include the following:

  • Your computer type
  • Your system profile (i.e., your operating system)
  • A list of the applications that run automatically at login
  • Your connection speed
  • Exact details of the problem will look into the problem and contact you via email or phone.

Session timeouts

A session times out after 30 minutes of inactivity. If this does not appear to be the reason you are timing out, see the Technical support section above.

Closed captioning

Closed captioning is available on newer courses.

Instructor use of in classes

Instructors at IU can either assign tutorials to students, or point them to the Online Training Library. Using the playlist feature described above, instructors can compile playlists of courses that they want their students to take, and then share those playlists with their students.

Searching for content

Use the search box on the home page to search for specific courses. Click the link to the course you want to explore, and then read the titles of the chapters in the course to find the specific topic you are looking for. You can launch the desired video training module by clicking the chapter title.

In addition, newer courses have closed captioning enabled; you can search the closed captioning text to find training modules that mention a specific topic.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 16:35:00.