Learn a new skill or polish old ones with Lynda.com

computer devicesEmployees will have free access to Lynda.com, an online learning site where users can learn or improve skills, beginning Sept. 15.

The site provides a video library of courses that cover a wide range of material — from web development, photography and coding to resume writing and setting up a home office. Access is open to benefit-eligible employees of UAB, UAB Health System, UAHSF, Viva and Callahan Eye Hospital. Just login www.uab.edu/lynda using a Blazer ID and password.

“Lynda.com will be a game-changer for learning and development at UAB,” said Susan Coan, director of Organizational Learning & Development. “Faculty and staff will have a wider range of learning options — from certificate programs to help develop career-changing skills to just-in-time videos for 24/7 learning.”

Each course is a series of short videos, so users can learn at their own pace and on their own time. All videos are viewable on computers or via Lynda.com’s mobile app for iPhone, iPad or Android.

Lynda also offers a feature called Learning Paths, in which courses are curated by specific job titles to offer a starting point for different jobs and professions.

Join Learning & Development at the top of each hour 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 4- 5 in Medical Towers Room 419 for a 15-minute overview of Lynda and a question-and-answer session.

Certificates are awarded for completed Lynda.com classes, which will be housed in UAB’s Learning Locker along with other Learning & Development-hosted class certificates. The certificate also will appear on a user’s LinkedIn page if the accounts are connected.

Join Learning & Development on at the top of each hour 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 4- 5 in Medical Towers Room 419 for a 15-minute overview of Lynda and a question-and-answer session. Light snacks, coffee, water and door prizes will be provided.

Direct questions to tsorrell@uab.edu.