Lynda is an incredible video-based online resource for learning software or building your creative and business skills, available for free to the Middlebury community.  

All Middlebury faculty, staff and students have access to Lynda.


To log into your account:

  1. Visit go.middlebury.edu/lynda (note: to utilize your Middlebury access, you need to go through this link, and not the regular lynda.com front page.)
  2. Enter your Middlebury credentials (just your username and password—no need for the entire email address unless you’re using a Middlebury guest account).
  3. The first time you log in, click No, I’ve never had an account.
  4. You will then be asked to provide basic information for your Lynda profile. Fill in your first and last name. The profile is used to store your personal video viewing history, bookmarks, certificates of completion, etc.
  5. Click Save to save your profile information; you will be re-directed to the Lynda site where you can begin your learning adventure.


Through guided video tutorials and step by step instructions, Lynda can teach you how to use any number of programs or build your skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

You can learn by watching short, 2 to 3-minute movies or by working through an entire course. Choose from specific skills or tools, or search by category: Software Development, Web Development, Design, Business, Photography, and more.


See the Library & ITS Wiki page about Lynda, which includes a downloadable PDF that covers the highlights of getting started with Lynda.