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University Human Resources has partnered with the Division of Information Technology and the University Libraries to bring to the university’s faculty, staff, and students. is an award-winning industry leader in online training, with a digital library of over 2,300 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics.  The acquisition of lynda is a major institutional commitment that will provide e-learning opportunities for employees as a cornerstone of UHR’s new Workplace Learning & Development program, and it places the university on par with most of our CIC (Big 10) peers in making this robust training resource available.

Accessible 24/7 from your desktop or mobile device, visit lynda by logging in through with your university Directory ID and password.  You may watch an entire course, or individual videos–some are as short as four or five minutes. You will be able to bookmark courses that suit your interests, keep track of the courses you have taken, and when you complete a course, lynda will award you with a certificate.  You have the opportunity to refine or develop your professional skills, learn new software, and explore other areas as you plan for your career growth.

Lynda also offers tremendous potential for UMD supervisors and employees to create employee development plans as part of the university’s PRD process.  Effective supervisors are committed to developing their staff, and they understand fundamentally that supporting a workplace culture that fosters learning and development requires continuous personal commitment and access to resources. Lynda is one such resource that can have a major impact.

As you work with lynda, we are very interested in your experiences and feedback.  If you would like to use lynda in the PRD process, please contact UHR Support Center. If you need assistance with the lynda login process, please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 301.405.1000.


Last updated: November 20, 2018

Last updated: November 20, 2018