LinkedIn Learning Playlists


LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform where you can access video libraries of engaging, top-quality courses taught by industry experts. The video resources are organised into courses comprising of several short videos. VU students and staff have free access to Lynda.com, available in VU Library Databases. This guide focuses on the Lynda.com playlist with the relevant beginner level computer skills for students (both Mac and Windows versions).

 

Here are some courses that may be useful within the Basic Computer Skills for Students playlist.

Note: Some of the following applications may have their interfaces changed however, the features and functions described in the courses are accurate.

Learning PowerPoint 2016 

Learn the basics of creating engaging presentations with PowerPoint 2016. This course explores:

  • Getting started on the interface on a Windows PC
  • Creating a new presentation
  • Working with text, images, and multimedia
  • Formatting presentations
  • Presenting
  • Exporting and sharing

 

Learning PowerPoint for Mac 2016 

Learn the basics of creating engaging presentations with PowerPoint 2016. This course explores:

  • Getting started on the interface on a Mac PC
  • Creating a new presentation
  • Working with text, images, and multimedia
  • Formatting presentations
  • Presenting
  • Exporting and sharing

 

PowerPoint 2016: Tips and Tricks

Learn to use the lesser-known features of PowerPoint 2016. In this course you will learn how to:

  • Customize PowerPoint
  • Create and Edit Great Content
  • Work with Existing Content
  • Prepare for Your Presentation
  • Work with Excel Data in PowerPoint

 

Learning Outlook 2016 

This is a fast-paced, beginner-level course that will help new users set up and use Outlook on Windows. This course covers:

  • Working with Email
  • Working with People
  • Working with the Calendar
  • Working with Outlook Data

 

Learning Outlook for Mac 2016 

This is a fast-paced, beginner-level course that will help new users set up and use Outlook on Mac. This course covers:

  • Working with Email
  • Working with People
  • Working with the Calendar
  • Working with Outlook Data

 

Outlook 2016: Tips and Tricks 

This course provides tips, tricks, and keyboard shortcuts that will increase your efficiency with Outlook 2016. These include:

  • Top 10 Power Shortcuts
  • Organizing Your Inbox
  • Managing Incoming Messages
  • Sending and Replying to Messages
  • Creating Special Use Messages
  • Staying On Task
  • Tips and Tricks for Calendars
  • Tips for Working with People
  • More Tips and Tricks

 

Learning Excel 2016 

This beginner-level course will introduce new users to Excel 2016 on Windows. This course covers:

  • Getting Started with Excel 2016
  • Modifying Worksheets
  • Sharing and Printing Workbooks

 

Learning Excel for Mac 2016 

This introductory course is perfect for new users who want to quickly get started with the powerful Excel for Mac 2016 software. It includes:

  • Getting Started with Excel 2016
  • Modifying Worksheets
  • Sharing and Printing Workbooks

 

Excel 2016: Tips and Tricks

Take your spreadsheet skills to the next level with this collection of tips and tricks that include:

  •  Top 10 Shortcuts
  • Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar Tips
  • Display Shortcuts
  • Navigation Shortcuts
  • Selection Shortcuts
  • Data Entry and Editing Shortcuts
  • Drag and Drop Techniques
  • Formula Shortcuts
  • Operational Shortcuts
  • Formatting Shortcuts
  • Data Management Techniques
  • Charting and Visual Object Tips
  • Ten Tiny Tips

 

Excel 2016: Avoiding Common Mistakes

Learn quick and easy tips to avoid common mistakes on Excel.

  • Data Entry and Design Tips
  • Protecting Worksheets and Workbooks with Prevention Tools
  • Data Validation
  • Formula Tips
  • Tracking Down Mistakes in Large, Complex Spreadsheets

     

Learning Word 2016

This beginner-level course will introduce new users to Word 2016 on Windows. This course covers:

  •  Up and Running with Word for Windows

 

Learning Word for Mac 2016

This beginner-level course will introduce new users to Word 2016 on Mac. This course covers:

  •  Up and Running with Word for Windows

 

Word 2016: Advanced Tips and Tricks

Improve your productivity and efficiency in Microsoft Word with these useful tips on some of the most overlooked features in Word 2016. This course includes:

  • Application and Document Defaults
  • Adding and Formatting Text
  • Using Tools

 

OneNote 2016 Essential Training

Learn how to use OneNote 2016 on Windows to create, edit, and save notes and keep your information organized. Topics include:

  • Getting Started with OneNote 2016
  • Creating and Adding Content
  • Formatting Notes
  • Viewing and Organizing Information
  • Working with Templates
  • Formatting Pages
  • Working with Tables in OneNote
  • Using Writing Tools
  • Interacting with Outlook
  • Sharing a Notebook
  • Collaborating on a Notebook
  • Modifying OneNote Options

 

OneNote for Mac 2016 Essential Training

Learn how to use OneNote 2016 on Mac to create, edit, and save notes and keep your information organized. Topics include:

  • Getting Started with OneNote 2016
  • Creating and Adding Content
  • Formatting Notes
  • Viewing and Organizing Information
  • Working with Tables in OneNote
  • Sharing and Collaboration

 

Learning Acrobat Reader DC

Learn how to mark-up PDFs, fill out PDF based forms, and electronically sign documents with Acrobat Reader DC. This course includes:

  • Getting Started
  • Commenting, Reviewing, and Sharing
  • Working with Forms

 

Learning Skype for Business

Learn how to use Skype for business to connect with important contacts, deliver presentations and keep in touch on the go. This course includes:

  • Getting Started
  • Communicating Using IM, Audio, and Video
  • Working with Contacts
  • Holding Scheduled Meetings Using Skype
  • Taking Meeting Notes
  • Using Meeting Presenter Tools
  • Using a Skype for Business app
  • Setting Skype for Business Options