Today @ Colorado State has been replaced by SOURCE. This site exists as an archive of Today @ Colorado State stories between January 1, 2009 and September 8, 2014.

Programs

Free software training for students, faculty, and staff

August 24, 2010

The University Technology Fee Advisory Board has purchased a one-year license to the online software training system known as Lynda. Use is free to students, faculty, and staff. Learn Photoshop, Apple, Microsoft, Access, Word, Office, and much more.

A world of knowledge

Students, faculty, and staff can now access more than 850 online software training modules from Lynda.com to learn software on their own.

In late spring 2010, the University Technology Fee Advisory Board, in cooperation with the CSU Libraries, purchased a one-year license so that CSU students, faculty and staff may use the modules without charge.

Each software module consists of a series of one to 10 minute presentations where an expert instructor explains how to use specific software programs. The modules provide instruction for:

  • 3D
  • audio
  • video
  • photography
  • graphic design
  • web and interactive design
  • business
  • other software programs from more than 30 major software companies. 

Students can use the modules to:

  • Learn software required for classes
  • Prepare for internships
  • Expand their software skills

Access on and off campus

On campus, students can access the modules on or off campus by logging onto Lynda.colostate.edu using their eID. For more details on system requirements, see the "System Requirements" page.

All modules are available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. To access the modules from off campus, users will need a computer with a broadband connection—the modules work best with a 1,000 kbps bandwidth connection.