Lynda.com

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

From the App store:
LEARN EVERYWHERE WITH WORLD-CLASS EXPERTS
Learn anytime, anywhere! Maximize your lynda.com membership with full access to the video training library.
NEW, IMPROVED ACCESS TO LYNDA.COM
Pick up your lessons where you left off for a continuous learning experience. Log in to watch expert-taught courses in photography, graphic design, business training, web and interactive design, 3D animation, audio, and much more.
YOUR LYNDA.COM MEMBERSHIP FEATURES
• Access to all course videos (indexed by subject, software and new releases)
• Sync your course history across all your devices
• Stream course videos directly to your TV via Airplay
• Auto-play an entire course or watch individual videos
• Share courses across social network apps
• Edit and view playlists
• Download full courses or view courses offline
• Get personalized course recommendations
• Continue watching courses where you left off
Sharpen your skills and get the most of your membership with the redesigned lynda.com app – now with enhanced navigation and faster loading.
Not a lynda.com member yet? You can browse our free courses and videos – and see what learning with our world-class experts is all about.

Version

4.1.4

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone
iPod Touch

iOS Version

iOS 6X and

Accessibility Comments

Screens are crowded with names of courses to preview. The tiny login button was near the upper right but very difficult to touch-locate, however, it's fully accessible. Once video is playing the interface to stop, pause, fast-forward and rewind is standard.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Other Comments

This is a subscription based e-learning platform, but many employers already subscribe, so if you work, you might already have access for free. The commercial quality videos have the presenter explaining everything demonstrated, so it's fairly easy to follow most of them without sight. You can also jump around, viewing just the parts of a course that you need, and there's no assigned homework, projects or exams. For example, learning how to use Microsoft's Object browser in Word 2010 took about ten minutes to both watch the video and try out the exercise -- a sighted person might have only needed five minutes!
For most courses, you can watch around an hour for free even if you have no subscription, making it easy to demonstrate to your employer why paying for a subscription is in their best interest!
It supports airplay so an entire family can sign up under one subscription as well.

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Deborah Armstrong 5 years 1 month ago

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Comments

Submitted by Deborah Armstrong on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Like many apps, if you download it today it supports iOS 7 and above. But if you'd downloaded it a few years ago and still have an iPHONE that won't run iOS7, it still works great.
I've noticed more and more apps are like that; if you have an older iOS, newer apps won't work, but an older version of that app, if you'd had the foresight to download it earlier, still does.
This was tested on an iPOD Touch 4G with iOS 6.x and an iPHONE 5C with iOS 8.x.

Submitted by hypnotic on Sunday, December 20, 2015

I tried this out a few months ago and saw that you could watch videos at double speed, but I was frustrated to find that I needed sighted assistance to switch your player.
They fixed that so you can go to profile, then system preferences, and then you switch from flash to html5.
The quality at double speed is really good, not perfect, but close. When you start playing a course go ahead and pause it and switch to landscape mode, or you can try finding the full screen button, I still don't remember where it is.
But if you switch to landscape you can quickly find the settings button on the extreme lower right, and then you can find the speed setting, 1X, and 2x. It will be in the middle of the screen, you have to poke around.
The controls disappear every once in a while. I just switched back to portrait because they disappeared, and they came back in portrait, though I couldn't find the setting button. It's a little annoying, but they have so many interesting courses, mostly tech, but not all.

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