All staff and students at the University of Stirling have access to lynda.com, an online resource of training videos and tutorials for personal and professional development. Whether you're looking for a training course or a quick answer to a software problem, there are over 2,800 courses and 110,000 tutorials with new releases every week. Check out the video below for a quick 'how to' guide when using lynda.com. 

Getting started

lynda.com is available to all staff and students at the University of Stirling. To access the online training materials, you can click the log in button at the top of the page or access it directly through the Portal.

Access lynda.com on the go with the free app now available on Android and Apple iOS.

What you can do

With over 2,800 courses and 110,000 tutorials, there are plenty of videos to chose from! You can search for videos, create your own useful playlists and keep track of your viewing history. lynda.com allows you to learn at your own pace - anytime, anywhere. 


  • Take tutorials to help with coursework, learn technology for your projects and build skills to boost your CV.

Teaching staff

  • You can provide tutorials to support your own courses and incorporate useful videos into Canvas (how-to guide to follow)
  • You can add Lynda.com materials to your module resource lists.  See the Sample resource list


  • Learn how to use the latest software to develop your knowledge and support your research. 

All staff

  • Use the courses to enhance your personal development, explore new technologies and boost your employability.

New content

  • If you were lucky enough to get an Apple Watch for Christmas - this new course shows how to customise Glances, set haptic strength, customise and clear notifications, quickly silence the Apple Watch, arrange apps and switch between them and use Siri effectively

Questions about using lynda.com at Stirling?

If you're looking for ideas about which tutorials to use for your classes or your own development, contact lynda.enquiries@stir.ac.uk

Having problems with any of the features on lynda.com? Contact the Information Centre via information.centre@stir.ac.uk or 01786 4677250. 

Why not share your experience using lynda.com with us on Facebook or Twitter? Mention the University in a comment or tweet us using #LearnwithLynda


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