Lynda Video Training Beefs Up Note Taking Features


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Lynda.com, the LinkedIn Company that offers thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills, has added new features including a new course page, new note taking features and a faster, slimmer player.

The new note taking feature allows Lynda users to read or take notes directly next to the Lynda video training they are watching. With this feature, business owners or professionals taking the Lynda posts are better able to record important points during the session allowing them to better retain information and ultimately be more successful. “Our goal is to give you the skills you need to achieve your goals — land a dream job, change careers, start a new business, or stay current in today’s changing world of technology,” Brian Coyle, Lynda’s product manager said in a post on the official LinkedIn blog.

Besides the note taking feature, Lynda.com has also added a faster and slimmer player. Coyle says that the new player is optimized for easier access to controls and faster playback. “We’ve combined the video controls and settings into one place below your video so they are easier to find. Now while you are watching you can monitor your progress through the lesson and jump backwards with one click if you missed something important.” You can also choose to view your Lynda video training in 360p, 540p or 720p HD quality.

Also, Lynda has added more keyboard shortcuts, giving you more control over your learning experience. You can now skip back ten seconds with the back arrow, go to the next Lynda video training with the ‘L” key, increase playback speed by pressing the forward arrow plus ‘Shift’ or  toggle the page layout using the ‘T’ key.

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 300 million members worldwide, announced the acquisition of Lynda.com on April 9, 2015. Lynda is a leader in online training and among its courses and trainings are thousands of online marketing materials that small business owners can use to sharpen their online marketing skills.

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Antony Maina Antony Maina is a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends. His beat includes social media, general business reporting and exploring how people relate to technology. With a background in freelance writing, he is a contributor to other tech websites and can be found at Word4Bloggers.

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  1. I recently took a couple Lynda courses and I was very impressed with the quality and the interface. It’s a great product and fits very well with LinkedIn’s target market.

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