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Back To School Sessions

Although it may seem like the beginning of the 2017-2018 year is a long way off, we’ve already been hard at work planning sessions for the Swarthmore College community.  Whether it’s getting acquainted with your new Windows 10 machine (if … Continue reading Back To School Sessions

How Swarthmore Uses

Over roughly four years, Swarthmore has used videos to expand our knowledge.  A quick glance through the courses completed suggests that folks use Lynda for class-related activity the most (great!) — but peeking at the long tail of courses shows that we are well-rounded and might even have fun, too (see: Ethical Hacking, YouTube for Musicians, Understanding Patents, Insights from a  Professional Songwriter, and Learn Instagram: The Basics. Let’s take a look at the historical data.  In our first year (2013-2014 — the one where we wore wigs and glasses to look like the logo), we had 739 users, 14,142 … Continue reading How Swarthmore Uses

Sneak Peek: Lynda Insights

Since late summer 2013, Swarthmore users have had access to the entire library of videos (found at  During that time, we’ve had 1284 users watch 47,272 videos for a total of 3397 hours.  Are you missing out? At the time of this post, there are 5755 courses totalling 212,653 video tutorials available, on topics ranging from Gmail to mindfulness to Amazon Web Services to how to play rock guitar.  But what courses and video are most popular? Looking at the 2016-2017 school year, the top five courses are: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2015) Revit Structure 2016 Essential Training Java … Continue reading Sneak Peek: Lynda Insights, in 3D

We recently heard from one of the nearly 700 of you who are already using to help you learn on your own schedule.  Brady White ’15 has been using videos to help learn how to use SolidWorks 2014, a program that allows you to design objects to be printed on a 3D printer. Brady reports that the selectable table of contents, the 10-second-rewind button, and the ease of following along with the video are his favorite parts of using the software. is a great resource for doing your work better and also for learning things outside of … Continue reading, in 3D a great new technical training resource

Starting immediately, I.T.S. is providing all students, faculty, and staff with access to, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software skills through high-quality instructional videos. maintains a very large and up-to-date library of courses taught by prominent technologists and designers. New titles are added every week. To try out the videos, visit or find the link under the “More” menu on the Dash toolbar. Lynda is tied into our single sign-on system, so you can log in with your College username and password. You can watch the videos 24/7, from anywhere that you have network access. You … Continue reading a great new technical training resource