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Learning with Lynda.com: Enhance Your Writing with Four Essential Edits

Would you like to discover ways to create writing that is purposeful, concise, and pleasurable to read? In the short lynda.com video “Proof the secret sauce works”, Shani Raja, former editor for the Wall Street Journal, shares insights and techniques to transform even the most basic of sentences to exceptional writing.

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What will you be writing next? Which of the four “ingredients” shared in the video could you focus on?

Learn more great tips in the full course:  Writing with Flair: How to Become an Exceptional Writer (5h 8m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Expand Your Portfolio of Learning

The variety of learning opportunities you can engage in is vast and at times it can be challenging to identify learning that will best align with your goals. The process of creating a learning portfolio can support you in identifying “learning investments” and generating strategies to engage in lifelong learning.

The short Lynda.com video, Expand your portfolio of learning, highlights the importance and strategies of creating a learning portfolio, and invites you to sample various learning offerings through a “learning roulette.”

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What opportunities would you like to add to your learning portfolio next?

Dive into the full course content at Learning Agility (37 m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Learning Canvas: Create Modules

Canvas was launched as UBC’s new learning management system in the fall of 2017 and since then over 2,700 courses have been transitioned to the new learning platform. UBC has introduced a variety of methods to help Faculty and Staff navigate the transition from Connect, including online tutorials available through Lynda.com.

These online tutorials are accessible at all times as you work in Canvas, and can be a great step-by-step support as you use the learning platform. Sample the Lynda.com Canvas offerings by viewing this short video called “create modules” to learn about the process and functionality of this feature.

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What Canvas tool or functionality can you add to your next course offering to enhance the student learning experience?

Dive into the full course content at Learning Canvas 2018 (2h 2m) or Learning Canvas 2018 – Modified for UBC Audience playlist 

Note: Lynda.com courses will occasionally include specific tutorial instruction for features and tools that are not currently available at UBC or aligned with our internal processes. Within this featured course “creating a teacher account” and “ add students to a course” are examples of video instruction segments that are not aligned with processes established at UBC. Please refer to the UBC Canvas Tools page and CTLT – Canvas training sessions for the features and tools currently available at UBC.

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Learning with Lynda.com: Why Statistics Matter in Your Life

Are you questioning the numbers that cross your path in the emails you receive, the reports you review, and the articles you read? Do you ask yourself: Where did those numbers come from? How are they calculated? Are those the right numbers needed to make this decision? Watch the short Lynda.com video,  “Why statistics matter in your life,” to learn why an understanding of statistics can help you evaluate data and make better decisions at work.

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What new insights could you gain in your daily work if you had a clear understanding of statistics and the stories they can tell?

Dive into the full course content at Statistics Foundations: 1 ( 2h)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Strengthen Your Project Management Skills with Lynda.com

Are you interested in learning more about effective project management? Is obtaining a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, an internationally recognized professional certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, in your career development plan?

Lynda.com is a PMI® Registered Education Provider and offers a variety of courses which can support your learning goals. Watch the short welcome video from the Exam Tips: Project Management Professional (PMP)®  course to learn more about the Lynda.com offerings and the benefits of obtaining a PMP certification. Features of the entire course include:

  • review of eligibility requirements for the exam,
  • tips for completing your application,
  • practical study tips,
  • a head’s up on what to expect on the day of your test

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Have you already obtained a PMP certification? Fulfill your continuing education PDU requirements from an extensive selection of lynda.com courses.

Dive into the full course at  Exam Tips: Project Management Professional (PMP)®  (48m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: The Psychology of Adaptation to Change

How do motivations, mindsets, and openness to risk affect your response to change? Depending where you are on the range of these characteristics, you may find it easier or more challenging to adapt to change in various situations. Learn more about how these characteristics can influence the ability to adapt to change in the short Lynda.com video “The psychology of adaption”.

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Consider a recent change at work that you experienced. How would you assess your placement on the ranges relating to these characteristics? How would you assess your adaptability to the change?

Learn more great tips in the full course: Developing Adaptable Employees (52m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Adopting the Accountability Mindset

Being accountable is more than just being responsible. In addition to prioritizing, setting expectations, staying focused, and overcoming excuses, being accountable is also finding the motivation to do difficult things. Watch this short lynda.com video called “Tap into your motivation” to learn three strategies that will help you identify what drives you and the reasons behind your motivation, so that you can increase your accountability.

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What goals are you currently working towards? What next steps do you need to take in order to increase your accountability?

Learn more great tips in the full course: Holding Yourself Accountable (37m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Be Creative and Focus on the Detail

Did you know that being creative outside of work can make you a happier person on the job? We feel great when we’re making something. And also, we feel great when we finish it. This bite-sized Lynda.com video highlights how the simple act of drawing, singing, or playing an instrument can contribute your happiness and wellbeing.

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How can you add more creativity to your life? What do you want more of? Learn more great tips in the full course: Happiness Tips Weekly (3h 31m).

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