Top 10 courses 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020

We've seen the most popular books on cloudLibrary and Hoopla in 2020, now let's take a look at some of the most popular items on our other wonderful resources!

First, we'll look at Lynda.com. This resource is full of amazing video courses covering everything from customer service to product management and so much more. Also, when you finish a course on Lynda, you have the option to display a badge on your LinkedIn profile. In fact, in March of 2021, Lynda will actually be re-branded as LinkedIn Learning. This year, Lynda saw a lot of usage. In fact, usage increased over 85% from 2019 to 2020! Great job learning, Bexar County. The most popular courses in 2020 were:

  • Time Management Tips
  • Time Management Fundamentals
  • Excel Essential Training
  • Management Tips
  • Communication Foundations
  • Microsoft Teams Essential Training
  • Effective Listening
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Test Prep: GRE

You can access all these classes, and thousands more, by logging into Lynda with your BiblioTech Public Library card number and password/PIN. Need to register for a card? You can do it online in minutes! Forgot your card number or password? We can help with that.

Another great BiblioTech resource is Mango Languages. Whether you want to brush up on a language you mostly know, or start learning a language from scratch, Mango is an amazing tool. This year, you all spent almost 3,000 hours practicing a new language on Mango! The top courses in 2020 were:

  • Spanish (Latin American)
  • Japanese
  • French
  • English as a Second Language (from Spanish)
  • Italian
  • Arabic, Levantine
  • German
  • Korean
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Portugese (Brazil)

Create an account on Mango today to start learning one of these or one of over 60 other languages. Mango actually offers over 20 different English as a Second language courses, as well.

Next, let's look at what was popular on Universal Class in 2020. Universal Class is a really neat resource because you have the option to take the course with feedback from a real-life expert. Just like Lynda, these video courses saw a huge increase in usage. You all completed 300% more courses on Universal Class this year than you did last year! The most popular courses were:

  • Time Management
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Listening Skills 101
  • Customer Service 101
  • Assertiveness Training
  • How to Improve Your Concentration
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Effective Communication 101

To take these courses and many more, create an account on Universal Class with your BiblioTech card today.

2020 has been a hard and different year, but we're glad that you all could use our BiblioTech Public Library resources throughout all the ups and downs. Let us know what your favorite BiblioTech course was in 2020 on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

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