Columbia College Chicago

April 28, 2014

Lynda.Com and Safari Tech Books Online - A Winning Combination

Did you know that Columbia College students, faculty and staff have access to over 2,500 courses and 116,000 individual videos available from absolutely free of charge?  And you have access to over 27,291 e-Books available through Safari Books Online?  So learn new technology, get answers to tricky homework questions or just browse for fun all from the comfort of your home, dorm room or commuter pod.

To access classes at simply go to the Columbia College Access Lynda Page.  Students can log in using their OASIS ID.  Faculty and staff log in with the Network ID.  Safari Tech Books can be accessed here .

Some of the new classes available for you to try at include:

Job Hunting Online:  Find your next job online! First, get clear on your objectives, and then discover how to use popular job hunting and networking sites such as LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, Monster, Simply Hired, and Glassdoor to locate jobs. Discover how to take advantage of each site's tools for job hunters and learn how to interact with hiring managers and recruiters.  Then take a quick workshop on applying for a job—from finding the ad to researching the company, tailoring your resume and cover letter, and submitting the application.
Safari Tech BooksJob Hunting 3.0Ultimate Job Search

Shooting with the IPhone 5s:  The iPhone has become one of the most popular cameras in the world, and the iPhone 5s offers the best image quality of any iPhone to date. It is also filled with advanced features: two flashes, built-in high dynamic range (HDR) imaging, a burst mode, and a video mode that shoots 120 frames per second slow motion.  In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long explores the iPhone 5s as a serious photographic instrument, using its built-in features as well as a hand-selected collection of accessories and apps that will extend your iPhone power. He details the basics of shooting with the iPhone, and then delves into more advanced camera capabilities such as panoramas, HDR, and video. Ben also explores workflow issues, including editing, sharing, and printing photos and transferring them to a computer.
Safari Tech Books: Capturing Better Photos and Video with your iPhone, iPhone Photography and Video for Dummies

Songwriting in Pro Tools:  Everyone writes songs in their own way. Some start with a melody or a beat, some start with a lyric. Whatever your starting point, you need to get your ideas down quickly, and then polish them into demos worth presenting to partners, producers, and record labels. Pro Tools can help. It's one of the programs professional musicians and songwriters turn to for writing, recording, and mixing songs. In this short course, David Franz takes you from an initial seed-idea to a great sounding demo song, showing you how to find the best tempo, meter, and key; add in vocals, drums, and hooks; and put together a dynamic mix using effects like EQ, compression, and reverb and delay. These 10 simple steps can guide anyone with an idea and a little musical ability through the process of capturing a song idea before the inspiration fades.
Safari Tech Books:  Pro Tools 101, Pro Tools for Dummies

Check out these classes and much more at and Safari Tech Books!

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