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June 26, 2017

How Lynda helped Mandi Maripise get a Frontrunner role

Filed under: Elearning, IT Training, Lynda — sgswaine @ 10:01 am

JobReadyHeadshot_Mandi_1_Cropped-WebMandi Maripise is a Philosophy, Politics and Economics student and, until recently, a Digital Revolution frontrunner for IT Services.

We talked to Mandi to find out how she used Lynda to enhance her CV in preparation for the Frontrunner role; and also how videos like Design thinking: Lead Change in Your Organisation, which talks about mapping customer journeys and user-centered problem solving, helped during her placement.

The Lynda Team
IT Services

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June 5, 2017

Find out how our students are using Lynda to get job ready

Filed under: Elearning, IT Training, Lynda — Tags: , , — Alyson Wilson @ 3:25 pm












We spoke to three students to find out how Lynda has helped them prepare for postgraduate study, secure a UROP placement and land a frontrunner role.

In our new video series, Drew, Mandi and Ivana talk about how Lynda has helped them gain confidence, knowledge and skills by watching Lynda courses like Human Design Thinking, 3D Printing, HTML and financial markets.

If you’re preparing for a new job, why not check out our JobReady playlist in Lynda. 

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May 9, 2017

Drop-in sessions with TEL, IT Training and the Library

Filed under: Elearning, Events, FASER, IT Training, Library IT, Listen Again, Lynda, Moodle — sgswaine @ 1:53 pm
Supporting teaching and learning

Supporting teaching and learning

Would you like some help designing your Moodle module or embedding a Lynda video? Do have some questions about building your Talis Aspire reading lists or how to provide feedback on FASER?

Come along to our drop-in sessions during May and June, where someone from TEL, IT Training or the Library, will be on hand to help you with these and any other questions you might have about technologies used in teaching, learning and assessement.

You can just pop in for as little, or for as long as you want. Just let us know if it will be in the morning or afternoon by booking a place on HR Organiser (login with your Essex ID and password).


Sessions dates and times:

23/05/17 10:00-13:00 and 13:00-16:00
31/05/17 10:00-13:00 and 13:00-16:00
06/06/17 10:00-13:00 and 13:00-16:00
14/06/17 10:00-13:00 and 13:00-16:00

TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning)
IT Training (IT Services)

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February 7, 2017

Using Lynda to boost your employability? We’d like to hear from you

Filed under: IT Training, Lynda, News — Tags: , , — sgswaine @ 11:28 am

Spotlight on Student Employability

Have you watched Lynda videos to boost your employability profile? Has Lynda given you the confidence to develop your entrepreneurial or IT digital skills so you can participate in programmes like ENACTUS, UROP, or the Big E Award?

IT Services are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for our next video series on Student Employability. Our last series was featured on LinkedIn by the Lynda UK Academic User Group, so your profile could be seen by potential employees.

Interested? Contact

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November 17, 2016

Who’s using Lynda? Bonus

Filed under: Computers, Elearning, IT Training, Lynda — Alyson Wilson @ 10:39 am

As a bonus video to our six part series, we see Jo Carrington, Health & Safety Adviser for HR who has been working on a project, looking at ways to improve engagement with the Health & Safety community here at Essex. She is running a monthly webinar series for all the Health & Safety Liaison Officers and DSE Facilitators, and has been learning how best to do this through videos.

Jo CarringtonHello, my name is Jo Carrington and I’m a Health and Safety Adviser at the university.

I used Lynda to learn how to host my own webinar on risk assessment. I chose the Lynda course, Webinar Fundamentals, because I was starting from absolute scratch. The nice thing about it was broken into 5 and 10 minute chunks, because the whole course was about 2 hours long and it meant that you can dip in and pick up bits when you have a spare moment. The other nice thing about the course was that it came with a resources pack that you could download, and that actually helped me plan my webinar. The information it gave me was enough so that I could ask the right questions of the right people at the university to learn how to host, how to promote it and I ran the webinar in September and I had about 24 people on the day, but since then I’ve had about 60 views. I really like the idea of using webinars because they’re cross campus, everyone gets the same information at the same time and I’m definitely going to use the medium again. I recommend Lynda to others because it gives you the right information, at your desk, in easy to digest, bite-size chunks, and it really did set me up and give me confidence to host my own webinar, and using the technology.


Since filming this video, Jo has also watched and learned from Building Templates in Word and Word 2014: Templates in Depth to help her make her department’s online word document resources easier to use and standardise format. “I could watch and apply as I went along. Great! It was a nice update on my last word training about 10 years ago!”

Login today and Watch, Listen, Learn, Do.

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