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Information Technology

lynda.com - Quick Start

lynda.com is a web-based training service with 2000+ courses on software, technology and business related subjects. It has been licensed for staff and faculty use at Trent.

Access has been integrated with myTrent to facilitate single sign-on, eliminating the need to maintain another username and password. The service can be accessed as follows: Login to myTrent and go to Support > IT Support > lynda.com icon: 

In the search bar, type "how to use lynda.com" for an instructional video on using the system… and you’re on your way. 


Access from Mobile Devices:

iOS mobile users:

  1. iOS mobile users can download the lynda.com app from the App Store.
  2. After installing and opening the lynda home page, select “Web Portal or Institution Access” prompts and enter "www.trentu.ca"
  3. You will see the myTrent portal sign-on screen. Enter your myTrent credentials, and you will be directed to your lynda.com profile to begin training.

Android and others:

  1. For other mobile devices such as Android, navigate to www.lynda.com from your mobile device’s browser. 
  2. In the top-right corner of the homepage, select “log in”. 
  3. Go to ”Log in through my organization or school” section and enter www.trentu.ca,and select "Go".
  4. Use your TrentU credentials to login at the myTrent prompt. You will be directed to your lynda.com profile to begin training.

Your Profile:

  • contains your playlists, your listening and training history and new course introductions


What kind of training is there?

There are many options on a variety of topics. Setup your own playlist and goals!


Getting Help:

  1. For technical assistance click on the support pull-down and select “contact us”.
  2. Send an email to their Technical Support department by completing the email form, or phone: 1 (888) 335-9632.




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  • Faculty

Last updated

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 14:07