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.
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.
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?
- Log into the myLoneStar portal.
- Click LSC-Online.
- Click Go to D2L Classes.
- 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.
- Study the material.
- 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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