Recommended LinkedIn Learning Courses

All IAS faculty, members, and staff have access to the full library of online training modules through LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com). 

To log in, please follow the link LinkedIn Learning, and enter your IAS email address.  From there, you'll be directed to a screen to log in. Please enter your normal IAS username and password.  It is not required that you have a LinkedIn account, nor if you do, that you link it to your training profile. 

Listed below are various recommended LinkedIn Learning courses for the following topics:

Microsoft Office Suite

Excel 2019 Essential Training

Excel 2016 Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Entering Data
  • Creating Formulas and Functions
  • Formatting
  • Adjusting Worksheet Layout and Data
  • Printing
  • Charts
  • Adjusting Worksheet Views
  • Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Data Management Features
  • Security and Sharing
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • PivotTables
  • Macros

Additional Suggested Training:

Below are a series of suggested courses that go beyond the very basics of using a spreadsheet. The instructor in the video may use a different computer type or different version of the software but the instructions will be very much the same no matter which version you are using.

Creating Named Ranges

Creating and Modifying Tables

Removing Duplicates

Sorting Data

Filtering Data

IF Function

SUMIF & AVERAGEIF Functions

Querying Data with a Lookup Table

Inserting Automatic Subtotals

Creating and Manipulating Outlines

Using Date & Time Functions

Manipulating Text and Using Text Functions

Password-Protecting Workbooks

PowerPoint 2019 Essential Training

PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Navigating PowerPoint
  • Working with Presentations
  • Working with Slides
  • Adding Pictures to Slides
  • Adding Content to Slides
  • Adding Shapes, Diagrams, and Charts to Slides
  • Adding Video, Audio, and Animation to Slides
  • Preparing the Presentation
  • Delivering Your Presentation
  • Reusing and Sharing Presentations

Word 2019 Essential Training

Word 2016 Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Editing Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Using Paragraph Formatting
  • Formatting Pages
  • Formatting Efficiently with Styles and Themes
  • Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  • Working with Columns and Tables
  • Illustrating Your Documents
  • Using Macros and Building Blocks
  • Proofing Your Documents
  • Sharing Documents with Others
  • Reviewing Documents with Others
  • Customizing Word

Adobe Creative Suite

Photoshop 2022 Essential Training

Photoshop 2021 Essential Training

Photoshop 2020 Essential Training

Photoshop 2019 Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Opening Files
  • Documents and Navigation
  • Customizing the Photoshop Interface
  • Digital Image Essentials
  • Adobe Camera Raw
  • Cropping, Straightening, and Adjusting Canvas Size
  • Layers
  • Color and Brush Essentials
  • Working with Layer Masks
  • Making Selections
  • Local Pixel Editing and Retouching
  • Adjustment Layer Essentials
  • Blend Mode essentials
  • Smart Object Essentials
  • Essential Transformation
  • Color, Gradient, and Pattern Fill Layers
  • Essential Filters
  • Shape Layers
  • The Pen Tools
  • Essential Layer Styles
  • Type Essentials
  • Working with Libraries
  • Artboards
  • Animating Images
  • Sharing Images

 

Illustrator 2022 Essential Training

Illustrator 2021 Essential Training

Illustrator 2020 Essential Training

Illustrator 2019 Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Illustrator Environment
  • Selection
  • Transforms
  • Creating Paths
  • Working with Strokes
  • Shape and Line Tools
  • Arranging Elements
  • Groups
  • Drawing by Construction
  • Color
  • Gradients
  • Patterns
  • Using Grids and Guides
  • Transparency
  • Appearances
  • Type
  • Using Images
  • Output

 

InDesign 2021 Essential Training

InDesign 2020 Essential Training

InDesign 2019 Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Creating a Document
  • Managing Pages
  • Text
  • Graphics
  • Color and Transparency
  • Frames and Paths
  • Managing Objects
  • Text Formatting
  • Styles
  • Tables
  • Interactive Documents
  • Package, Print, and Exporting

Acrobat DC Essential Training

Topics include:

  • The Acrobat Workspace
  • Searching PDFs
  • Creating PDFs from Office Applications
  • Creating PDFs from Adobe Applications
  • Additional PDF Creation Methods
  • Editing PDF Content
  • Combining and Modifying PDF Pages
  • Exporting to Other Formats
  • Commenting and Reviewing
  • Fillable Forms
  • Protecting PDF Content
  • Ensuring Accessibility

Operating Systems

Windows 11 Essential Training

Windows 10 Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Launching and Using Applications
  • File Explorer: The Windows Filing Cabinet
  • Working with the Desktop
  • Working with Bundled Applications
  • Working with Mail, Address Book, and Calendars
  • Installing and Managing Applications
  • Managing Notifications
  • Account Settings
  • Cortana and Windows Search
  • Sharing Data between Devices
  • Backing Up

macOS Monterey Essential Training

macOS Big Sur Essential Training

macOS Catalina Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Finder: The MacFiling Cabinet
  • Using the Desktop
  • Launching and Using Applications
  • Working with Mail, Contacts, and Calendars
  • Working with Other Bundled Applications
  • Installing and Managing Applications
  • Managing Notifications
  • Using Voice Control and Siri for Voice Commands
  • Sharing Files and Data between Devices
  • Backing Up and Security

Google Workspace

Google Slides Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Working with Slides
  • Images and Shapes
  • Video, Diagrams, and Charts
  • Transitions and Animations
  • Collaborating and Presenting

Google Drive Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Working with Files
  • Organizing and Searching Google Drive
  • Working with Google Docs
  • Collaborating with Google Docs
  • Using Google Drive on a Mobile Device

Google Docs Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Editing Google Docs
  • Working with Images
  • Creating Tables, Columns, and Charts
  • Working with Google Docs
  • Collaborating on and Sharing Google Docs
  • Using Google Docs on a Mobile Device

Google Sheets Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Creating and Managing Spreadsheets
  • Editing Spreadsheets
  • Viewing Spreadsheets
  • Formatting, Printing, and Publishing Spreadsheets
  • Working with Spreadsheet Data
  • Collaborating with Google Sheets

Google Calendar Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Creating and Editing Events
  • Responding to Invitations
  • Creating Additional Calendars
  • Sharing Calendars with Others
  • Mobile App and Desktop Access

File Sharing & Cloud Storage

Learning Dropbox

Topics include:

  • Working with Dropbox on Desktop and Laptop Computers
  • Sharing Files with Dropbox
  • Dropbox for Collaboration
  • Using Dropbox with Mobile Devices
  • More Uses for Dropbox

Google Drive Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Working with Files
  • Organizing and Searching Google Drive
  • Working with Google Docs
  • Collaborating with Google Docs
  • Using Google Drive on a Mobile Device

Audio/Video Conferencing

Zoom Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Hosting and Attending Meetings
  • Scheduling Meetings and Co-host Options
  • Collaborating in Meetings
  • Zoom on Mobile Devices
  • Hosting Webinars

Email Marketing

MailChimp Essential Training

Topics include:

  • Managing Audiences
  • Managing Campaigns
  • Designing Campaigns
  • Sending and Sharing Campaigns
  • Nurturing Customers and Selling Products

Content Management

Drupal 9 Essential Training

Drupal 8 Essential Training

Topics Include:

  • Introduction and Administration
  • Content and Fields
  • Users and Themes
  • Taxonomy, Media, and Modules
  • Design
  • Layout