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TechTips: lynda.com View Offline Feature

TechTips_web_Flynda.com recently announced a new feature that allows individuals to download videos onto their computer or mobile devices (both Android and iOS) to allow you to view tutorials when you are not connected to the Internet. This ‘View Offline’ feature is available for Duke users through Duke’s lynda.com account and is especially useful for those who may have long commutes or times where you have poor or no internet connection (e.g. in the airport or traveling). Now you can really use lynda.com anywhere, anytime!

Follow the steps below or visit http://www.lynda.com/downloadfallback to learn how.

To access the View Offline feature:

  1. Download the lynda Desktop App (http://www.lynda.com/apps/desktop-app) NOTE: You will need Administrative access to your computer or device to install this app.
  2. Launch the App and log in, while still connected to the internet. NOTE: Duke Users need to sign in via Duke Shibboleth to have full access to the library.

Once you have the App installed:

  1. Locate a course you want to download in the Duke lynda.com online training library, click the View Offline button.
  2. The video will begin downloading and will be ready to watch at any time (even without Internet access!) NOTE:  The only limiting factor is storage capacity of the device.


Cool Tip: lynda.com updates your viewing history for your account once you have connected back to the Internet.

lynda_logoDuke students, faculty and staff can access the entire lynda.com online training library anytime, anywhere – 24/7 and 365 days a year through our lyndaCampus site license. For details and to connect, go to: http://training.oit.duke.edu/lynda/  What are you waiting for?  Start learning now!

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