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Foundations of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 20:00
Learning management systems are transforming the way companies train their workers and the way teachers educate their students. Administrators can assign and grade work online. Users can access content and resources anytime, inside or outside the classroom or office. A learning management system (LMS) can also improve communication, help you track progress, and reduce costs. If you're considering an LMS for your company or school, this is the course for you. LinkedIn Learning instructor Oliver Schinkten explains what an LMS is, what the leading platforms are, and how to choose an LMS system based on learning needs—understanding there are very different use cases for corporate and academic learners. He also covers the basics of administering and configuring an LMS, so you can make an informed decision about your corporate training or academic needs.

Compassionate Directness

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 20:00
In any organization, communicating with directness is vital to success. But to build a truly healthy culture, directness must go hand-in-hand with compassion. When you combine these qualities, the result is truly powerful, creating a culture of increased clarity and productivity that also values and respects people's essential humanity. In this course, Arianna Huffington and Joey Hubbard discuss the art of effective, compassionate communication, giving you tools and strategies to be a more honest, kind, and director communicator.

Learning Mailchimp

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:00
Put the popular MailChimp email-marketing platform to work for you. In this course, re-recorded from the ground up for 2017, MailChimp expert Virginia O'Connor helps you set up a free account and start building campaigns. First, learn how to add new or existing subscribers to lists, and use list segments and groups to target your messaging for different types of audiences. She then shows how to use email templates to create engaging newsletters, and interpret the results that start flying in once you push Send. Because signing up subscribers is such a big part of your newsletter's success, Virginia also shows how to tailor signup forms for your website, and gives you tips on how to grow your lists and get subscribers engaged with surveys, video, and animation.

Plus, find out how to use one of MailChimp's most useful features—the autoresponder—which was just introduced to the free version of the app, and get even more reach with social media advertising.

Autodesk Inventor: Configurable Designs and Automation

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:00
Autodesk Inventor has a set of intelligent tools intended to make it easier to iterate and automate product design. These features allow users to quickly develop new variations of a design, without "reinventing" it every time. Learn how to use the power of Inventor to build logic and iterations into your 3D designs. Discover how to add simple parameters to your models, reuse data with iFeatures, streamline assembly creation with iMates, create variations on parts with differing sizes and materials with iParts, and build dynamic assembly configurations with iAssemblies. Plus, learn how to configure rule-driven product design with iLogic. Instructor Nathan Eliason discusses best practices for each method, so you get the best performance from each toolset.

ASP.NET MVC: Building for Productivity and Maintainability

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:00
ASP.NET MVC provides great features and functionality out of the box, but there's more you can do to optimize your code. Learn how to build applications for long-term productivity and maintainability by streamlining your views, controllers, and models, in this deep dive course from Jess Chadwick. Discover how to separate application and business logic, reuse and simplify views, manage dependencies, reduce markup with HTML helpers, and apply patterns to increase productivity and simplify controller logic. Plus, learn how to take advantage of feature folders, which groups all necessary controllers, views, and models for a feature within a single folder, reducing navigation and search time and enabling feature scaling and code reuse.

Finding Your Purpose at Work

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:00
A lot of times, people think purpose is reserved for those who found their noble calling when they were five, and always wanted to be a teacher or a nurse, and the rest of us are left to slug it out in corporate America. That belief is wrong. Join experts Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod to learn how to find more purpose, happiness, and fulfillment in the job you already have. In this course, Lisa and Elizabeth are bringing in a range of guests from a variety of roles and industries who have found and held on to a sense of purpose. Learn how to discover your purpose through self-exploration and conversations with your managers. Plus, find how to bring your purpose into interactions with customers, your boss, family, and friends. Lisa and Elizabeth also introduce a game-changing exercise that will reignite your passion—in just 10 seconds.

Integrating Temporary Workers and Third-Party Employees

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:00
Contractors and temps are an ever-larger percentage of the workforce. Flexible staffing has tremendous advantages—including eliminating risks and reducing costs—but it needs to be used intelligently if you want to maximize your return on investment. In this course, Barbara Bruno shows how to find, hire, assess, and track temporary workers and third-party employees and integrate them into your workforce. First, understand the new business model of surrounding core employees with flexible staff, and the pros and cons of hiring temps and contractors. Learn how to determine the organization's needs and how to hire people who will succeed. Barbara also shows how to conduct the interview process, onboard new hires, and evaluate their performance once the job is done. Finally, learn how to determine your ROI for contractors and temps and optimize your hiring strategy.

Learning C++

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:00
C++ is an efficient and versatile programming language. C++ powers systems software, desktop applications, and even video games, and it's the language that helped land humans on the moon. Simply put, C++ is a must-know for any modern-day programmer—and it's a great place to get started if you're programming for the first time. This course will get you up and running fast. Instructor Erin Colvin covers simple data types, including numbers and strings; flow-control features like loops and if, else, and switch statements; and functions, the code that encapsulates tasks your program performs. Dr. Colvin also covers working with files and special data structures such as classes and linked lists. Each chapter is full of practical code examples and challenges to help you practice your C++ skills.

Grasshopper and Rhino: Python Scripting

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:00
Grasshopper allows designers to perform graphical, component-based algorithmic modeling in Rhino. Python extends this functionality, allowing you to create custom scripts for Grasshopper and perform more complex workflows by working directly with the Rhino API. This course introduces the Python programming language to designers who want to do more with Grasshopper. Learn the basics of Python, including variables, data types, conditionals, and loops, and discover how to import additional libraries to extend Grasshopper. Instructor and computational design expert Jeremy Graham then introduces workflows for lofting, sorting, and baking geometry in Grasshopper—using powerful and fast Python scripts that push the boundaries of this visual programming tool.

Portrait Project: Landscape Photo Post-Production

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:00
Once you've done the work of capturing landscape portraits, you're ready to start making subtle improvements that can make your images truly stand out. In this edition of Portrait Projects, Chris Orwig shows how to develop striking landscape portraits in post-production using Photoshop and Lightroom. Chris walks through the post-production workflow, explaining how to find the keepers from your shoot and bring your favorite images to life. He shares tips that can help you enhance your photos, correct underexposure, improve backlit photos, and more.

After Effects for Graphic Design

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:00
As a designer, you're constantly challenged to create new and compelling imagery for your projects. That sometimes requires new tools. After Effects is known for animation, but it's also a powerful program for graphic designers. Its panels and basic features are similar to Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, which makes After Effects easier for designers to learn. This course offers a unique workflow, combining Photoshop with After Effects to create stunning, unique, and professional-quality assets for print, web, and photography. Instructor Chris Converse—founding partner of Codify Design Studio—shows how to create special effects, add dramatic lighting to photos, color key images, build textures and patterns, and generate artwork from almost nothing, producing effects like water, bubbles, lightning, and rain. The course is for any designer—even if you've never used After Effects before. Chris demos each example step by step, and shows how the results can be used in real-world design projects.

WordPress Ecommerce: WooCommerce Plugins

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:00
Discover how to manipulate the inner workings of WooCommerce to deliver customized WooCommerce stores. In this course, learn how to tailor the functionality of your online store to match your existing business practices by creating a plugin that interacts with WooCommerce. Join WooCommerce expert Patrick Rauland as he explains how to create a settings page, hide the checkout page, and customize the edit product page. Plus, he covers how to customize the WooCommerce checkout, add custom order statuses, and send automated updates to customers.

After Effects for Designers: 1 Design Techniques

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:00
As a designer, you're constantly challenged to create new and compelling imagery for your projects. That sometimes requires new tools. After Effects is known for animation, but it's also a powerful program for graphic designers. Its panels and basic features are similar to Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, which makes After Effects easier for designers to learn. This course offers a unique workflow, combining Photoshop with After Effects to create stunning, unique, and professional-quality assets for print, web, and photography. Instructor Chris Converse—founding partner of Codify Design Studio—shows how to create special effects, add dramatic lighting to photos, color key images, build textures and patterns, and generate artwork from almost nothing, producing effects like water, bubbles, lightning, and rain. The course is for any designer—even if you've never used After Effects before. Chris demos each example step by step, and shows how the results can be used in real-world design projects.

Python: XML, JSON, and the Web

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:00
Python is a powerful tool for working with data stored on web servers. In this course, Joe Marini demonstrates how to use Python to send, retrieve, and deliver web-based data to users. Learn how XML and JSON are used to store and exchange data, see how to use Python to retrieve XML and JSON data over the web, and find out how to parse that data using a range of different Python modules and features. Joe also shows how to fetch data from URLs and retrieve and send data via HTTP using the Python Requests library.

Learning Typography for Video Editors

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:00
Creating text is an important part of video editing. Yet most video editors have never had any sort of formal lesson in typography. Here Nick Harauz gives a crash course in typographic theory that will help you communicate more clearly and make better looking text in your next video project. Learn how the right font choice can add more impact to your message, how to keep type legible, how to design titles, how to automate lower thirds and other text elements, and how to animate type. Plus, learn how to make 3D text using popular software such as After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro—tools you already have in your editing arsenal. After watching this course, you will be able to create type treatments that fit the theme of your projects and take your video skills to a whole new level.

Kubernetes: Monitoring with Prometheus

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:00
In order to prevent outages, it's essential that you leverage a monitoring and alerting tool in your Kubernetes environment. Prometheus—an open-source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit—pairs particularly well with Kubernetes. In this course, learn how this toolkit integrates with Kubernetes and works to monitor distributed systems. Instructor Robert Starmer steps through how to enable Prometheus monitoring and shares how Prometheus monitors Kubernetes systems. He also discusses monitoring application-specific data, adding sidecar containers for app data, filtering and combining metrics, and displaying metrics in the web console. To wrap up, he discusses how to create a simple alert in Prometheus and generate application-driven alerts.

Agile Analysis Weekly Tips

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:00
As a business analyst (BA) or product owner (PO) on an agile team, you're tasked with analyzing backlog items, customer experience, and other business processes to ensure that your team remains in tune with the overall project vision—and delivers products that customers adore. This series provides weekly tips that can help you grasp how to best apply agile and collaborate with your team. Instructor Angela Wick goes over different models of how BAs and POs can work together to tackle agile analysis roles and tasks. She also shares strategies that can help you create a healthy and prioritized backlog, bring great testing practices to agile projects, and more.

Network Virtualization: SDN Overlay Solutions

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:00
Software-defined networking (SDN) virtual networks are an emerging network topology that allows hardware and software components to be managed virtually. Join David Bombal as he introduces SDN overlay networks and shows you how to create a virtual network using virtual ports, switches, routers, firewalls, and more via a centralized user interface. Follow along with a demonstration of Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP), an overlay solution that increases network responsiveness and efficiency while avoiding vendor lock-in. Learn about spanning Layer 2 networks across data centers, navigating a broken underlay, creating and tearing down dynamic tunnels, and more. David also discusses advantages of VMware NSX, a network virtualization platform that allows networks to provision in minutes without having to modify the app.

Code Clinic: JavaScript

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 20:00
Successful programmers know more than just how to code. They also know how to think about solving problems. Code Clinic is a series of courses where our instructors solve the same problems using different programming languages. Here, Ray Villalobos works with JavaScript. Throughout the course, Ray introduces challenges and then provides an overview of his solutions in JavaScript. Challenges include topics such as geolocation, face recognition, and accessing peripheral devices. Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the same challenges in languages like C++, C#, PHP, Python, Ruby, Go, and Swift.

Learning PLC Ladder Logic

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 20:00
Industrial automation technologies have made manufacturing processes increasingly more efficient. Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are commonly used in industrial automation, and many of these industrial computer control systems use ladder logic as their main programming language. In this course, engineer and educator Zahraa Khalil covers the basics of PLC ladder logic programming. Explore fundamental concepts such as rung operation, timer and counter instruction, and the main types of input and output instructions used in ladder logic programming. Along the way, Zahraa shares case studies that can help you grasp the real-world application of these concepts.

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