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Need Help? Ask Lynda!


Stony Brook has acquired a license for e-learning courses through, a service that provides high-quality online video training to all students, faculty and staff. Subjects include animation, business, home computing, photography, video and Web. Anyone with an active Stony Brook NetID is eligible for an account to learn new skills, enhance existing knowledge and participate in professional development all on their own time, at their own pace. Courses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The service includes hands-on exercises on a wide variety of topics including:

• Adobe software (Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)

• Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.)

• Apple applications (iPhoto, iPad, etc.)

• Blackboard

• Evernote

• File Maker Pro

• Google Apps


• Multimedia tools

• Web design tools

• Business essentials

Many videos are closed-captioned to easily view transcripts and search for keywords. All of the videos include a table of contents to easily replay a section and some come with downloadable exercise files. Users can bookmark courses, create a queue (list of courses you would like to take) and earn certificates of completion to show to employers.

Log in to with your NetID and NetID password to access these training videos. provides support through an online portal and has an extensive FAQ section if you need help.

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