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Lynda is an extensive online video library that covers many subjects relevant to our work. The courses are accessible from almost any computer and even iPhone and iPad devices. training is available to all Penn faculty, staff, and students with a valid PennKey.


About Lynda

  • Learn software from Adobe, Apple and Microsoft
  • Learn photography, video and design
  • Classes for beginners to experts
  • Learn at your own pace: Play, pause, rewind
  • Pickup where you left off, Lynda saves your status

Log in to Lynda iOS

Log in with your PennKey at

Important: Lynda access is not available directly through the Lynda website. Only log in through

Guided Tour Video

Guided Tour

The Guided Tour video explains how courses are organized on Lynda and how to find what you’re looking for.

  1. Visit the Lynda FAQ link below.
  2. Click Take a guided tour in the right-hand column.

Lynda FAQ

Where Should I Start?

With almost 1,200 courses available, we know it can be hard to pick a place to start! Try one of the Essential Training Courses below.

Essential Training Courses on Lynda

Remember, log in at then come back to this page and click a program below.






How to Find a Course

Use the black menu bar across the top of your page to browse Lynda. You can browse, search, and access your training history using the bar from any page.

Search for a Course

The search box appears in the top corner of Lynda. Log into and try a search.

Search for a Course

Browse for a Course

All courses are organized alphabetically in the Software menu. For example, if you’re interested in learning more about Microsoft Word, log into and follow the steps below.

  1. Hover over the software button.
  2. Click W for Word.
  3. Click the Word link that appears.
  4. Click the course you would like to start.

Browse for a Course

Log in to Lynda on iPhone or iPad iOS

The Lynda iPhone/iPad app is available on the App Store and can be accessed using your PennKey.

  1. Click web portal access.
  2. Enter and tab Go.
  3. Enter your PennKey.

Lynda Tips & Tricks

  • Lynda remembers exactly where you left off so you can start watching a video at the office and pickup where you left off at home or the next day.
  • Bookmark Anything! Click the Bookmark Icon (Bookmark Icon) on an entire course, section, video, or timestamp to save it for later.

Getting Help

If Lynda does not load properly at home when using Internet Explorer 8, click the Compatibility View button next to the address bar (shown below).

Compatibility View

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Latest Tips

  • Starting Thursday, February 14, all Penn students will be required to use Two-Step Verification to login to PennKey protected resources.
  • This year a new Special print account is being added for all Penn Law students. This account is to be used when printing for approved group and programs. All other printing remains the same, please read on for more details.