How-to Videos, College Courses, Computer Skills Training, Professional Development, and more!
Available through April 2021: Lynda.com
Collingswood Library Lynda Access Link
Whether for personal, academic or professional goals, you can gain new skills by checking out courses in art, 3D animation, professional development, computer programming and much more. Stay engaged by learning something new!
To access Lynda.com, you will need your library card and PIN to login. The PIN is the same PIN that you use to access our catalog. The default PIN is your last name in all CAPS. If you’ve changed your PIN, but don’t recall what it is, we can reset it for you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- DigitalLearn.org – Free classes for those who are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher. All tutorials now available in Spanish.
- GCF Learn Free – A website that offers over 200 free classes and tutorials including computers, social media and Microsoft programs, from very basic to advanced subjects. Several classes are offered in other languages.
- Mousing Around – A class on how to use a computer mouse from Palm Beach County Library.
- Ratatype – Need to practice typing or want to type faster? This website offers recommendations for typing and a typing speed test.
- Microsoft Digital Literacy Class – A free online course offered by Microsoft that teaches computer basics, how to use the internet, how to use Microsoft Word, and more.
- Learn Job Searching – Online videos from Linkedin about job searches, interviews and creating resumes.
- Code Academy – A website that offers free classes on coding, including HTML, CSS and SQL.
- Excel Easy – A free, fully illustrated Excel tutorial
- Edx.org – A wide variety of free online classes from major universities around the world. Courses include computer science, languages, business/management, data science, humanities and engineering.
- Open Culture – Similar to edx.org with free classes from universities, but most are videos or audio.
- Alison – Offers free classes in everything from health and humanities to marketing and IT. Also has uncredited certificates.
- Khan Academy – Free online courses in math, science and history and economics. Useful for students currently in school or those wanting to learn more.
- M.I.T. OpenCourseWare – Online undergraduate classes offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.