Getting in to

Here is some information about how to get into for free.

Once in, you may want to watch one of the basic courses, like this one:

Essential training –

or any number of more advanced courses.

Warning: it’s easy to get distracted and start learning Photoshop, or JavaScript, or some other software package that might interest you.
 at Middlebury College

Lynda is a fabulous video-based online instruction resource that is available to all academic year faculty, staff, and students, both here and at Monterey.  You can learn new software skills to help at work or home by watching short, 2 to 3-minute movies or by working through an entire course.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Type go/lynda/ (or from off campus) in your browser’s address field, then press Enter or Return.
  • From Middlebury’s authentication page, log in with your Middlebury username and password (the one used for email).
  • The first time you log in, you will be asked to provide basic information for your Lynda profile.  Fill in your first and last name.The profile is used to store your personal video viewing history, bookmarks, certificates of completion, etc.
  • Click “Save” to save your profile information; you will be re-directed to the Lynda site where you can begin your learning adventure.
  • Use the “search” feature to find movies or courses of interest or hover the pointer over Browse the library to access course groupings by subject areas.
  • Select “How to use” from the “Support”  menu (located on the lower right of any window) for more help getting started.

Download a short handouthandout covering the highlights of getting started with


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