The number of providers of online courses and their course programmes has increased rapidly in recent years. Typically, registration with your personal data on the website of the external provider is necessary. The provider can then further process this data in accordance with its data protection regulations. Therefore, we encourage you to always consult the privacy statements of the respective provider before registering or using their services. In addition, courses or certain contents of the external provider's offers may also be subject to a fee.
The list below indicates the courses offered by third parties that are not official courses offered by the University of Zurich and are not counted as such. These courses can be considered as a supplement to the existing on campus course programme of Zentrale Informatik, which provides you with the opportunity to expand your IT skills in self-directed learning.
What is codecademy?
What is Lynda.com?
Lynda.com is an online video training resource that offers more than 5,000 self-paced courses on Microsoft, Adobe and Apple products, computer programming and web design, audio and video tools, business skills and more, all taught by industry experts.
Lynda.com's continuing education program is available 24/7 and can also be used offline with mobile devices after registration with the the third party. The courses are divided into several smaller units, which allows a flexible and individual adaptation of the content. The video lessons are accompanied by exercises to review what you have learned. If you have viewed a course in full, you can download a Certificate of Accomplishment issued by Lynda.com.
How to get access to Lynda.com via LyndaCampus
The Central IT has a limited number of annual licenses of LyndaCampus. This license grants access to the course offering of Lynda.com and is free of charge to students, staff and faculty of the University of Zurich.
- Further online alternatives for self-directed learning of programming can be found at
- Code Studio
- Code Studio is a non-profit organization that aims to encourage people to learn computer science. The organization is especially well know for the campaign "Hour of Code".