Why Use Lynda?

UBC Human Resources provides all faculty and staff with free and unlimited access to lynda.com’s learning resources.

Lynda.com offers an online collection of self-guided instructional videos designed to provide staff and faculty with just- in-time resources to assist in a variety of areas, including updating software skills, learning new technology tools, and enhancing workplace business practices.

These just-in-time learning resources provide the flexibility for all employees to learn what they want, when and where they want. Users can tap into lynda.com’s web-based tutorials to zero in on just the information needed to solve problems, perform specific tasks or quickly update skills.

Lynda.com resources are particularly useful to faculty who want to support flexible learning initiatives at UBC. The ongoing access for staff supports the availability of accessible, timely, work-related learning opportunities to enhance performance and career development.

Diverse range of learning resources

Explore a range of over 9,000 expert-led online courses and video tutorials in subject areas such as business, technology, creative design, education and e-learning. New courses are added weekly to meet upcoming learning goals.

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Learn anywhere at anytime

Lynda.com  courses can be accessed 24/7 from any computer  or mobile device (iOS and Android).  Download courses for offline viewing or switch between devices without losing your progress.

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Learn based on your preferences

Choose exactly what you’d like to learn from the extensive library of courses.  You can choose to go through a full course or just learn the specific sections you need. All courses have high-quality instructional videos, developed by industry experts, as well as full transcripts and captions for those who prefer to read along.


Create your own learning path

Create your own playlists to manage your own learning path and prioritize which courses you want to view first.

Not sure where to start? Explore some curated learning paths :

Sample Learning Paths

Improve your Organizational Skills 

Improve Your Microsoft Excel Skills

Managing Change

Become a Manager

Become a Multimedia Specialist

Become a Python Developer

Become an Instructional Developer

Become a User Experience Designer


Unlimited access available for UBC Faculty and Staff

All UBC faculty and staff, including postdoctoral fellows and student employees, have unlimited free access the lynda.com online learning library, through our UBC subscription.

Log in with your CWL credentials from the lynda.ubc.ca home page for free access.