Since ITS started offering all faculty, staff, and students unlimited access to Lynda.com in late April 2017, 659 unique people have viewed over 6,800 videos.
Since ITS started offering all faculty, staff, and students unlimited access to Lynda.com in late April 2017, 659 unique people have viewed over 6,800 videos. Here is the list of the top 25 videos for our community so far, ranked by the number of unique viewers to use a course:
- Learning Office 365
- Learning Canvas 2016
- How to use Lynda.com
- Excel 2013 Essential Training
- Office 365: Learning Outlook
- Windows 10 Essential Training
- Learning with Lynda.com
- Office 365: Learning Excel
- Thomas A. Stewart and Patricia O’Connell on Designing and Delivering Great Customer Experience
- Outlook 2016 Essential Training
- Excel 2016 Essential Training
- Migrating from Office 2010 to Office 2016
- Customer Advocacy
- Statistics Foundations: 1
- SPSS Statistics Essential Training
- Office 2016 and Office 365 New Features
- Outlook 2016: Time Management with Calendar and Tasks
- OneNote 2016 Essential Training
- Microsoft Planner First Look
- Microsoft Teams Essential Training
- Learning Python
- HTML Essential Training
- Team Collaboration in Office 365
- Photoshop CC 2017 One-on-One: Fundamentals
- WordPress Essential Training
Understandably, there’s a heavy emphasis on Office 365 and Canvas training so far. It’s worth noting that there’s also interest in both technical skill development in areas such as programming languages and general professional development on business topics, such as customer service and time management.
An emerging trend in the usage data points to faculty who may be using Lynda.com as supplemental learning materials for their courses. For instance, we’ve heard positive feedback about the quality of the statistics package training available. Let us know if you’d like more information about assigning Lynda.com courses and playlists to your students.
Just visit lynda.widener.edu. Use your Widener login ID and password—the same one you use for Office 365. Even if you don’t have time to dig into the material right now, search for topics that interest you. You can easily add them to your personal playlist to try out later.
Have a Lynda.com success story you’d like to share? Please let us know!
Over the summer, the ITS department (computer people) were busy updating technologies that will help you succeed. Visit and bookmark our blog itsnews.widener.edu, as new valuable information is frequently posted. Check out the latest below!
Five web links to help start your semester!
• Wireless access
• Email access
• Getting started with Office 365
• FREE Office 2016 download
• FREE unlimited tech training
Contact us with any questions or issues.
Submit a ticket! Go to QuickTicket.widener.edu
Call us! (610) 499-1047
Visit the Student Technical Support Center (STSC)
Located in the lower level of University Center
Get connected to Widener’s wireless network.
For security reasons, Widener University has implemented a solution to protect your electronic devices from other devices that might not be secure. Every device you connect must be registered for compliance purposes.
Steps to register your device
- Connect to the wireless SSID “WUdorm” or “Widener”, if you choose to connect via Ethernet cable you will need to put in a port request.
- Open your internet browser and try to go to a website such as yahoo.com.
- Follow the on screen instructions to register your device.
Device Registration Requirement Information:
Device Registration Requirement Information:
- Windows PC
- All Microsoft Windows based Desktops and Laptops (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10) are required to have up to date operating system patches (Windows Updates) and an up to date Anti-Virus program (free or subscription) not provided from the University. A persistent agent is required to be downloaded and installed in order to stay in compliance on the network. It will prompt you for your Campus Cruiser Username and password, then it will scan for your operating system patches and verify an up to date Anti-Virus.
- Phones & Apple Products (MacBook, iMac, iPad, iPhone), Non-Windows Tablets, eReaders
- (MacBook, iMac, iPad, iPhone) Non-Windows Tablets, eReaders will only require your Campus Cruiser username and password to register on the network.
- Gaming Devices
- (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo products) will be automatically registered on the network. Please connect them via ethernet cable or on the wireless SSID “WUDorm” and they will take up to 15 minutes to move from the registration network to the production network. If you still have issues connecting after patiently waiting, please locate your MAC address for your device and contact your campus helpdesk.
- Smart TV’s and other streaming devices
- (Apple TV, Amazon Firestick/TV, Echo, Roku, Slingbox, etc.) do not automatically register on the network at this time. Please locate the MAC address of your device and contact your campus helpdesk to open a Work Order to have it manually registered OR Submit a work order at http://QUICKticket.widener.edu
*PLEASE NOTE: CHROMECAST is designed to work in a home environment and given the size and complexity of our network, it will NOT work on Widener’s Network. Wireless printing in the dorms is not supported; therefore, please connect your printer via usb cable. WE DO NOT ALLOW PERSONAL WIRELESS ROUTERS ON WIDENER’S NETWORK.
*For additional assistance, please visit the Student Technology Support Center located in the University Center Computer Lab, on the lower level. The Student Technology Support Center (STSC) is a walk-in support center where students can go for assistance with their computers and hand-held devices. Their hours are Monday through Thursday 3pm to 10pm and Friday 3pm to 6pm. You may also visit the ITS HelpDesk located on the 2nd floor of Academic Center North (ACN) Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm excluding holidays.