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Indiana University’s service has been extended through 2016 with a host of new features! Learn about these features below or by watching the Personalize your Learning with webinar recording. is an award-winning provider of educational materials. The Online Training Library® (OTL) includes video-based elearning courses on Adobe and Microsoft applications and technologies; web design; digital photography, video and audio; Mac applications; programming, and more.'s all-star team of trainers and teachers provides comprehensive and unbiased movie-based training to an international membership of tens of thousands of subscribers.

IU staff, faculty, and students statewide can take advantage of fee-free 24/7 access to the entire elearning library.

NEW! Now you can have a Personalized Learning Experience with lynda!

  • Playlists allow you to build collections of courses that you want to watch and share those collections with others. To learn how to use them, watch the movies creating and managing your playlists and sharing your playlists.
  • See the movie bookmarking videos, chapters, or courses that interest you to learn how you can bookmark courses, chapters, videos and even specific spots in videos for later viewing or reviewing.
  • Your course history will show you a list of courses you’ve taken, and since your most recently taken courses are listed at the top, you can easily pick up where you left off. See the movie starting where you left off with Training History to learn more.
  • Earn certificates of completion by taking all moves in a course, then share those certificates with your professor, supervisor, or a prospective employer. Learn how to take advantage of this feature by watching the movie printing and sharing Certificates of Completion.
  • Set your preferences to use the movie player that best suits your needs. To learn how, see choosing the right video player for your needs.
  • You can sign up for’s monthly newsletter, new release notifications and special announcements and offers. See setting your news and email preferences to learn how.
  • Sessions are persistent. Once you authenticate through the above link, as long as you are using the same computer and cookie-enabled browser, you should be able to re-enter the same session by going directly to If that doesn't work for you, you can always re-authenticate through this page.

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Get Help and Support

If you have problems using lynda, take advantage of the following resources:

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Jess Stratton explains how to work with text boxes in PowerPoint 2013.

Keep up to Date

There are a number of resources to help you keep up to date with the latest Online Training Library offerings.

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