There is a 30 minute timeout for user inactivity. Be sure to click Log Out in the upper right of the Lynda page to log out when you no longer need the connection to be active.  If your connection is timed out, close the browser, go back to, click on the icon to log back in with your username and password.

System Requirements from the website:

Tip: If you wait until the entire movie downloads, which is indicated when the play bar at the bottom of the movie turns dark, you can watch it without hiccups or interruptions.

To enjoy videos at, you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024X768 and the following software installed on your computer:

  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or above, Firefox 3.0 or above, Safari, and Chrome.
    (Users of 64-bit Internet Explorer 7, please try a different browser)
  • JavaScript and Cookies must also be enabled.
  • Apple QuickTime 7.5 or above. (Mac Safari users please download QuickTime 7.5.5 or newer to avoid problems with captioning).
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7, Macintosh OS X or Linux.

In addition, you will need an Internet connection with sufficient bandwidth. Most of our videos will download best with a downstream bandwidth of at least 100Kbps or higher. For some of our larger videos (10mb+) such as our Creative Inspiration titles, we recommend a downstream bandwidth of at least 1,000Kbps or higher for smoothest playback.

You can test your downstream bandwidth at Once there, click on the yellow pyramid on the map (if none of the pyramids are yellow, select one that is closest to your geographic location). This will initiate a speed test. Once complete, your downstream bandwidth is displayed in the "Download" box near the top of your screen.