Tech Tutorials

Below are some tutorials that might assist you with technology-related questions.

Know of another useful tutorial or web page related to technology? Send it to LSPtech@ucsd.edu.

For YouTube videos on how to do research and use the UCSD, see our DIY Videos.

Online 3D Tutorial / Design

Tinkercad.com provides a free web-based tool for designing in 3D. It has tutorials to take users from basic concepts to finished designs. Tinkercad requires a free registration.

Online Tutorials from lynda.com

The Digital Media Lab (DML) loans several lynda.com licenses to UCSD faculty, staff, and students. lynda.com is a library of over 100,000 video tutorials on software, technology, design, photography, education, animation, business, creative skills, and much more, with new offerings added every week. Licensees are able to access the online tool from any device, whether on-campus or not.

Visit the Digital Media Lab or email lyndalibrary@ucsd.eduto obtain a one-week license. Please include in your email your name, status (undergrad, grad, faculty, staff), and any course you want lynda to help you with.

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Microsoft Office (from Microsoft Official Support Site)


Word PowerPoint Excel
Publisher Access

Adobe Creative Suite (from Adobe Official Support Site)


Photoshop After Effects Dreamweaver
Premiere Illustrator

Statistics Software



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