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Managing Experts

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:00
Subject matter experts (SMEs) are valuable players on any team, but managing individuals who know more than you do about a particular subject can be challenging. In this course, learn how to identify the mindset and specific needs of the experts on your team, so that you can meet their expectations and provide them with the support they need to grow and excel. Join leadership expert Sara Canaday as she shares management strategies that can help you understand the common challenges among SMEs and set goals deemed worthy of your experts' time and full attention. Plus, she discusses how to provide your SMEs with the development tools they need to refine their knowledge and keep their skills current.

Learning Microsoft Teams for Education

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
collaboration in your class. Microsoft Teams provides a digital platform that can be used to streamline and centralize classroom resources and operations. This course helps you learn how to create a class, add class members, manage assignments, and engage in meaningful conversations with students.

Join Oliver Schinkten as helps you get started using Microsoft Teams for your classroom. He shows how to organize your class and classwork using channels and tabs, and then demonstrates how to add and manage learning activities. He covers working with students, the grading process, and communicating using meetings and chat sessions. He also explains how to integrate with OneNote Notebooks to create lessons plans that can be quickly disseminated to students.

UX Design for Developer Tools

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
If you're ready to design a dev tool, but aren't sure where to start, this course gets you on your way. Join Jesse Freeman as he explains the fundamentals of UI design and how to apply UX principles when designing interfaces. By taking a look at the design of the game engine Pixel Vision 8, he breaks down the logic behind the layout of standard components. He discusses design patterns, unification, user experience challenges, and more. Additionally, he helps you get your dev tool design started by helping you pursue the creation of toolbars, the selection of color palette, the addition of action bars, and more.

Learning Photoshop Automation

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
Have you ever wished there was a faster way to perform routine tasks in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge? Recover time for more creative work by using actions and batch processing to automate and speed up your workflow. Author Rich Harrington covers everyday batch processing tasks, such as cropping and straightening a catalog of images to predefined dimensions, batch renaming files, and exporting creative assets like contact sheets and web galleries. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Implementing Your IT Strategy

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
How does your IT strategy align with your business strategy? As technology pervades every facet of the modern corporation, a well-structured IT strategy becomes even more essential. In this course, IT consultant Peter High outlines a step-by-step process how to define your strategy and ensure you have the necessary people, processes, and technologies at hand for implementation. He also outlines tactics you can use to develop new ideas for IT projects and how to prioritize and measure progress of each project.

Data-Driven Presentations with Excel and PowerPoint 2016

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
Learn to create information-rich, visually compelling PowerPoint presentations driven by Excel data. The presentations you generate in this course are easy to use, easy to understand, and—best of all—easy to update. Gini von Courter begins with an example spreadsheet featuring typical business data. She uses conditional formatting to highlight important information, PivotTables to summarize data, and sparklines and charts to create illustrations. Next, she shows how to use several different methods, including copying and pasting, linking, and embedding, to import your work into PowerPoint. She then shows how to use PowerPoint animation features to animate Excel charts and tables and focus the viewer's attention. If you've wondered how to create expressive but low-maintenance presentations to showcase your data, this course is for you.

Learning Thea Render

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
Thea Render is a biased and unbiased physically-based renderer, which offers both GPU and CPU rendering and a robust set of features. In this course, learn how to get up and running quickly with Thea Render, and leverage its functionality and capabilities to create striking 3D renders. Leon van den Heever goes over the different workflows that you can use when working with Thea Render, explains how to customize the interface, and shows how to navigate the Viewport. He also covers working with objects, lights, and environments, applying materials to objects, adding and adjusting a camera, and more.

PowerPoint Tips Weekly

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
You may already be familiar with the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, but there's more to a great presentation than just bullets and text. This weekly series provides quick tips that will improve the look of your slide decks and better engage your audience. Staff instructors Garrick Chow, Nick Brazzi, and Jess Stratton provide new PowerPoint tips every Wednesday, focusing on topics such as creating balance in your slides, formatting, working with photos and video, animating text and objects, and more. Plus, learn how to extend PowerPoint and connect to cloud accounts such as OneDrive and Google Drive. It doesn't matter whether you use PowerPoint for Windows, PowerPoint for Mac, or work exclusively with Office 365; these tips will help all users maximize their productivity and success with PowerPoint.

CCNP Switching (300-115) Cert Prep: 2 Infrastructure Security and Services

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
Validate your enterprise networking knowledge and expertise by earning a CCNP Routing and Switching certification. In this course, Greg Sowell prepares you for the Infrastructure Security and Infrastructure Services portions of exam 300-115 SWITCH, Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks—one of three required exams for the CCNP Routing and Switching certification. Here, Greg covers how to use Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) to provide fault-tolerant gateways for hosts. He also discusses how the Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP) can be used to both provide gateway redundancy and natively load balance connections across multiple gateways simultaneously. Plus, learn about VLAN security, spoofing prevention, centralizing user management, and more.

Dreamweaver: Working with Git Version Control

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
Whether you work solo or with a team, using Adobe Dreamweaver CC with Git version control can help enhance your Dreamweaver workflow. In this course, learn how to use Dreamweaver with Git to back up and manage the development of your projects. David Powers explains how to install Git on both Windows and macOS, configure Dreamweaver to use a local Git repository, and use branches to keep different files separate from your live site. Plus, he shows how to resolve merge conflicts, create tags, work with remote repositories, and more.

Human Resources: Compensation and Benefits

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
To attract and retain top talent, it's crucial for companies to get compensation and benefits right. When employees feel that they're paid fairly for what they do, there's greater incentive for them to excel in the workplace. This course provides an overview of the strategic choices that employers must make when developing a total rewards system. HR expert Wayne Cascio addresses management, policy, and legal issues in developing pay structures, incentive plans, and benefit offerings. He discusses how to establish an effective performance review process, how pay surveys drive decisions about compensation and benefits, the role of HR technology, and more.

Unity 5 2D: Texture Rendering

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Get introduced to Texture2D and learn how to work with raw images and manipulate pixel data at run time for 2D games. This course covers how to create texture renderings from scratch. Learn how to access pixel data, read color data, add pixels, and remove pixels. Discover how to further customize Texture2D files for use in a game. (Author: Jesse Freeman)

Azure Search for Developers

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Discover how to equip your iOS app with advanced search features—including auto-complete functionality—by leveraging the power of Azure Search. This course covers CRUD operations, importing JSON data, searching via APIs, and creating a search service. Learn how to query indexes, Join Chander Dhall as he takes you through development steps that include working with boosting, suggestors, facets, and synonyms.

PowerPoint: Creating a Self-Running, Interactive Presentation

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
PowerPoint isn't just for static, click-by-click presentations. This powerful software enables users to create self-running, interactive presentations that can be useful in a variety of scenarios: product demos for meetings or trade show booths; school research projects; or even slideshows for family and friends. In this concise course, David Rivers shows you how to create your own self-running PowerPoint presentation quickly and easily while incorporating interactive elements that can provide your audience specified levels of control.

Creating Time-Lapse Video

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Learn how to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography. Join Rich Harrington in the field as he captures nature's patterns at Red Rock Canyon in southwestern Nevada, and shows how to frame your scene and choose the proper camera settings. He shows you how to capture great images, whether you're using a DSLR camera and a motorized slider or just a smartphone you have handy. Then join him back in the studio to transform your still footage into a storytelling time-lapse video, using tools like Camera Raw, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro. (Author: Richard Harrington)

HTML & CSS: Creating Forms

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Forms are a major component of modern websites, used to collect user data, conduct polls, and more. While you can use a form builder, they're relatively simple to build from scratch with basic web technologies: HTML and CSS. In this course, Clarissa Peterson demonstrates best practices for creating and styling web forms that are easy to complete and accessible to all users and devices. Learn proper use of form fields, including the new HTML5 input types, and discover how to add interactivity such as form validation, style forms with CSS, create responsive layouts, add interactivity such as form validation, and design forms for usability and accessibility.

Fusion 360 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Design differently with Fusion 360. This cloud-powered tool from Autodesk—the makers of AutoCAD, Inventor, and Maya—is the key to instant 3D creativity, used for computer-aided design, manufacturing, and engineering (CAD, CAM, and CAE). This essential training gives you the expertise to use Fusion 360 to turn your ideas into ready-to-manufacture designs. Nick Kloski provides an overview of all the basic operations in Fusion 360, including sketching, extruding 3D objects from sketches, 3D modeling, sculpting, and surface modeling. He explains the functions of the software, while providing a solid foundation in the basics of effective 3D design. Learn how to plan a project; model your ideas; work with sketches, meshes, and surfaces; generate files for 3D printing; and run simulations on your designs.

Note: This course was created and produced by HoneyPoint3D. We are honored to host this training in our library.

Cert Prep: Unity User Interfaces and Animation

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Many factors contribute to the creation of a truly great game. But while spectacular visuals and a compelling story are of paramount importance, it's difficult for users to lose themselves in your game if it lacks an intuitive UI. In this course, explore the fundamentals of user interfaces and animation in Unity. In addition, the concepts covered in this course can help to prepare you for the Unity Certified Developer exam. Alan Thorn covers the basics of creating a user interface, explaining how to work with text, buttons, and layouts. He also goes into the fundamentals of animation, explaining how to create keyframe animation, as well as fully-animated characters.

Coaching for Results

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 20:00
Coaching—like managing—isn't an intuitive skill. It's also not a one-type-fits-all solution. To be effective, managers and leaders need to learn a variety of coaching techniques so that they can cater to the specific needs of individual employees. Executive coach Lisa Gates helps managers and leaders who are struggling with coaching learn the three basic types—coaching to improve performance, develop careers, and encourage high performers—and apply different techniques to get results. She also helps you avoid some of the common coaching traps and develop a coaching habit. The scenarios included with the course help you understand how the lessons play out in the workplace, whether you're coaching to improve customer service, helping an employee make challenging career choices, or navigating conflict with difficult people.

Lightroom: Mastering the Develop Module (2017)

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 20:00
The Develop module is the heart of Lightroom, the place where you make your photos look their best through exposure adjustments, retouching, noise reduction, lens correction, and more—and this power now exists on the desktop, the web, the phone, and the tablet!

In this course, Adobe Director of Product Management Bryan O'Neil Hughes explores the Develop module in-depth, stepping through the module's core tools and sharing insights along the way. The course concludes with chapters on essential time-saving shortcuts and on taking photos from Lightroom to Photoshop for further enhancement.

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