Lynda.com at the United Nations
What is lynda.com?
Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills on the job, when you need it. Through a subscription with the United Nations Office of Human Resources Management, UN Secretariat staff members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality tutorials taught by recognised industry experts. Whether it's through full courses or bite-sized videos, you'll be able to learn something new, strengthen your skills, solve a problem - and apply it to your job.
Who can access Lynda.com?
Access to Lynda.com is available to all Secretariat staff in all duty stations. This includes regular, temporary, national, consultants, individual contractors, UNVs, military observers and police advisers. (See how UN subscribers are using Lynda.com here.)
How do I access it?
Access Lynda.com in 4 simple steps (for first-time users):
1. Go to www.lynda.com/email-signup
2. Create a free account with your UN email address. Once Lynda.com verifies your email domain, you will receive an email from the system prompting you to create a profile. (see User Guide for more information)
3. Create your profile.
3. Start learning!
What types of courses are there?
You can find all sorts of material, courses and videos on business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. View the full Lynda.com library.
Do I need a fast internet connection to watch the videos?
You do need a reasonably fast internet connection to access the site and the courses and videos in it. However, you can download them onto your computer, tablet or smartphone for offline use by using the Lynda.com app. (see User Guides for more details)
Are there any resources for staff who are visually-impaired or hearing-imparied?
Yes. A transcript of each video is available below the video box on the "Transcript" tab. In recognition of visually-impaired staff members, Lynda.com provides resources for accessibility to facilitate access to their content.
I have created an account but found that I don't have access to some of the recommended videos. Why is that?
When you create your account, you are asked to select a language. This will be the language of the video library that you are able to access. This means that if you have selected a language other than English, the English library will not be accessible to you.
Can I request access to video libraries in different languages?
Yes, if you are interested in having access to the French or Spanish libraries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Lynda.com has a wide variety of interesting training not only on software use but also on personal development, suited to meet the needs of both beginners and more advanced users. Another benefit is that one can study offline using personal gadgets when taking public transportation..."
"It's easy to use, intuitive, focused, practical and addresses a wide range of business-related topics. Because the learning content is short, I'm able to scatter it across different moments of the day which adds flexibility to my learning options..."
"The Lynda mobile app is great for commuting to work. I can watch videos on the train and immediately apply what I learned once I get to the office. It allows me to keep up with changing software and technology even when I'm on the go."