Brightspace Student Orientation for Online Courses

Students who are taking online or hybrid courses are required to complete the Student Orientation for Online Courses and finish the quiz at the end with a score of 80% or better.

Shows certificate of completion.Students must complete the orientation successfully before they are permitted to access their online or hybrid courses. Students who have not successfully completed the orientation have a “hold” on their Brightspace account – the hold is released when the orientation is completed with the 80% or better score.

  • Students can retake the quiz until they attain a score of 80 or better.

Once your orientation quiz is completed with a score of 80% or better, your certificate appears under News and the hold is released.

What Is the Student Orientation for Online Courses? 

  • A short online orientation (about 1 hour) that prepares students to understand: 
    • What’s different about taking courses online versus in the classroom 
    • How to navigate the learning management system
    • How to adjust study habits to promote success in online courses 
    • Additional resources at Lone Star that are available when students need help

Who Should Complete the Student Orientation for Online Courses? 

  • All students enrolled in fully online and hybrid courses are required to complete the Student Orientation for Online Courses before being able to access their courses in D2L.
    • The Student Orientation for Online Courses is designed for quick completion—usually in less than an hour.

How Does the Student Orientation for Online Courses Work? 

  1. Log into the myLoneStar portal.
  2. Click LSC-Online.
  3. Click Go to D2L Classes.Identifies location of Student Orientation for Online Courses
    Identifies Go to D2L Courses link.
  4. Click Student Orientation for Online Courses.
    • The Student Orientation for Online Courses is below your course list in a component called Resources within D2L and is listed as part of your course list in D2L as shown to the right.
  5. Study the material.
  6. Then take the short assessment at the end.
    After you successfully score an 80% or higher on the assessment, you will be able to access your courses on or after the course start date. 

Do I Have to Take the Student Orientation for Online Courses Every Semester?

  • No. Students who have completed the orientation once will not have to take it again for three years or if there is a major change in the course delivery system. 

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