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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Logging In

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/stc/lynda/login.html

Quick Links:

Lynda.com is free for all MNSU students and faculty to have access to. To make sure that you are taking advantage of this you will have to follow these steps. Otherwise trying to sign up through Lynda.com's website normally will require you to pay for it yourself. If you sign up using the steps below you will have access to a Lynda.com membership throughout your time here as a student or faculty at MNSU.

Create An Account

To create your account you will have to begin by going to: www.lynda.com/email-signup.

You should come to a page that looks similar to the one below.

On this page there should be a place for you to enter in your University-issued email address. Just as a reminder your MNSU email address is [yourfirstname].[yourlastname]@mnsu.edu. Enter in your MNSU email into the field provided on the page and click the submit button.

You should then receive an email in your MNSU email inbox. So you will have to login to your email on Office 365 to access the email. The login portal can be found here: https://www.mnsu.edu/its/mavmail/. If you are having trouble accessing your email contact the IT Solutions Center

Once you have logged in to your email you should see an email from Lynda.com. This may take a small amount of time for the email to get to your inbox. However, if you do not see it in your inbox, even after waiting for a short time, make sure to check either your Clutter folder or your Junk folder in case it got placed into one of those. Once you have found the email, it should be directing you to click on a link to begin your account creation process.

When you click on the link from the email that you received, you should come to a page like the one featured below.

On this page you should see 2 buttons. One that is labeled I've had an account, and one labeled No, I've never had an account. Click the button labeled No, I've never had an account.

Clicking that button will lead you to this page below to begin entering in your information. This small form will ask you for your name and to create a password.

Once you have entered in your information click the button labeled Create my profile at the bottom of the page.

This will bring you to a final confirmation page before your account is created just for you to verify your information. It is important to note that this account is not directly tied to your MNSU StarID and Password much like many other services MNSU provides. You will have to remember the password that you created here to be able to login. However, if you cannot remember your password you will have to follow the steps provided by Lynda.com to reset or recover your password. This request will not be handled by MNSU or the IT Solutions Center.

Once you have confirmed the information on this page, click the button at the bottom of the page labeled Start exploring the library.

Clicking this link will bring you to your homepage when you login to Lynda.com from now on. To learn more about how to navigate this page as well as view particular courses take a look at the Courses Course or learn more about your profile in the Profile Course.

Login

Once you have created your account you can always follow the steps below to be able to login to your Lynda.com account.

Go to Lynda.com. You will see a homepage similar to the one found below.

At the top right-hand corner of the screen you will see a button labeled Sign In.

Clicking this link will bring you to a login page similar to the one featured below.

Click within the text block and enter in your MNSU email address, and then click the button labeled Continue below it.

This will simply bring you to a separate page where you need to enter in your password. Remember, this is Not your StarID password, you had to create a separate password when you signed up for a Lynda.com account.

If you forgot your password simply click the link just under the text block on the right-hand side labeled Forgot Password?. This will bring up a small dialoge box next to it with a button labeled Reset Password below it. Clicking this will send you an email to your MNSU email with instructions to reset your password.

Otherwise, if you know what your password is then simply type it in the text box and click the button labeled Sign In at the bottom of the page to finish logging in to Lynda.com.