To access the entire lynda.com software course library, you will need an Internet connection, an Internet Browser and your CaneID or Medical IT credentials.
Courses can be viewed on Windows PC’s with Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox and on Macs with Safari or Firefox. The courses play videos with audio so you will need speakers or headphones to hear the spoken content.
You must also have the latest version of Flash and Java. Contact the UMIT Service Desk for assistance about how to update your system. On the Gables Campus call 305-284-6565, option 3 or on the Miller Medical School, call 305-243-5999, option 1.
System Requirements (minimum requirements for full site use):
Screen Resolution: recommended 1024x768
Player: Apple QuickTime 7.5, Microsoft Windows Media Player 10, and Adobe Flash Player 9
QuickTime 7.5.5 with Safari for Mac
Internet Explorer 7.0 and above (32-bit and 64-bit are supported)
Google Chrome 11.0
Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7 and 8
Mac OS X and above
Bandwidth: You need an Internet connection with sufficient bandwidth. Most lynda.com videos work best with a downstream bandwidth of at least 1 Mbps.
Tip: If you wait until an entire movie buffers, which is indicated when the play bar at the bottom of the movie turns dark gray, you should be able to watch it without any interruptions.
Minimum Requirements for Mobile:
To watch videos on m.lynda.com or the lynda.com app for iPad or iPhone, your device must be connected to the Internet. It is recommended a 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi connection for optimal viewing.
Browser: Default Android browser; Mobile Safari
Operating System: Android 2.0; iOS 3.2
Devices: iPad; iPhone 3GS and above; iPod Touch 3rd Generation and above
To access lynda.com, go to http://miami.edu/lynda. Before searching the course library and using the tutorials, you need to login. As indicated below, click on “Log In” in the upper right corner of the screen (1).
Once the Log In prompt appears, proceed to the “Log in through your organization or school” section (2).
Enter “www.miami.edu” in the entry box and click “go” (3).
Once the Cane ID Authentication Service (CAS) window appears, enter your Cane ID (UM credentials)
and Password. Once you are done, click “Log in” (4).
Once logged in, notice the “Hi, Your Name” message in the top, left corner and continue with instructions to access tutorials on page 9 (5).
Yes. If already signed on to a SSA (single, sign-on application) such as ULearn or myUM, you will be automatically directed to the lynda.com landing page with the welcome message as in Screenshot (5). If you are not, then you will be directed to CAS for authentication first, where you will need to enter you Cane ID (UM credentials) and password as in Screenshot (4).
With your profile created and log in complete, you will return to the homepage where you now have access to the library of tutorials containing hundreds of software applications and business related topics. The course library can be viewed by subject (1), software (2), or author (3). You may also opt to view a history or your transcript of courses taken by clicking on “my courses” (4).
For example, to view a tutorial for Photoshop, select the index tab “software”, then change the highlighted letter from the default of “A” to the letter “P” (1) which is the first letter in the name of my desired software lesson. When all the software courses that begin with the letter “P” are displayed, you
will find that there are 160 items related to Photoshop (2).
Now viewing all Photoshop courses, select the preferred course from the list of courses or further filter the list by selecting one of the versions (1), subjects (2), skill levels (3), or authors (4). Note that the duration along with the release date of each course appears in the detailed course list. This may be helpful in your selection process.
Select and begin your desired course by clicking on the corresponding Course Title.
Note that a guided tour (5) of lynda.com is available along with on-screen instructions of how to use lynda.com.
Yes. lynda.com keeps track of the courses you have accessed, viewed, and/or completed in the transcript form under the "Course History" tab.
Note: If any of the information listed on your Course History is inaccurate, please contact Customer Service Dept. 1-888-33-lynda(5-9632), from M-F, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT.)
To view or print, certificates of completion for your lessons, click on “My Courses” tab from the main menu bar.
Then select the “Certificates of Completion” link. This page shows a list of your completed courses. Using the links on the right of this page, you may view and print each certificate of completion. You may opt to include a link to your certificates in an email.
Traditional instructor led, classroom-format courses for commonly-used software are currently available on the Coral Gables and Medical campuses; click on this link IT Training Schedule for current schedule of classes.
Call the UMIT Service Desk at 305-284-6565, option 3 on the Coral Gables campus, or 305-243-5999, option 1 at the Miller Medical School. A technician can help you resolve any computer problems you might be having.