Use this checklist to prepare for the semester.
Before classes begin:
|Confirm classes in myLonestar.||The myLonestar portal contains all your registration data.||☐||Navigate myLonestar|
|Know campus resources.||LSC Success|
|Pay any balance due.||Find your fee statement on the Student Center page of the myLonestar portal, under My Finances.||☐||Navigate myLonestar|
|Check on financial aid.||☐||Navigate myLonestar|
|Locate your official college email.
Locate your Brightspace (D2L) email.
|You will have 2 email addresses while at Lone Star College. All official college correspondence will use @my.lonestar.edu. Courses using the learning management system will use @d2l.lonestar.edu.||☐||What is difference between Brightspace and Lonestar email?|
|Install a browser supported by Brightspace (D2L).||If you use an unsupported browser, you could have trouble.||☐||Supported Browsers|
|Find and read course syllabi.||The course syllabus is the agreement between you and the instructor. The instructor expects you to know this information.||☐||Find Course Syllabi|
|Purchase textbooks and other required materials.||Purchase textbooks, but do not open them until you confirm with the instructor that you have the correct book.||☐||Find Textbooks|
|Become familiar with VLAC (Virtual Learning Assistance Center).||VLAC is the knowledge base for online courses.||☐||VLAC|
|Complete the Student Orientation for Online Courses.||The Student Orientation for Online Courses is the easiest way to learn to navigate a Brightspace course.||☐||Student Orientation for Online Courses|
First day of class:
|Know who your advisor is.||Find your advisor on the Student Center page of the myLonestar portal, under My Classes.||☐||Navigate myLonestar|
|Learn to use the Brightspace (D2L) calendar.||☐||Managing Calendar Tasks|
|Confirm your classes are listed in Brightspace (D2L) and the link to each is active.||If not, email your instructor.||☐||Find Online Class|
|Complete all introductory assignments found in the online course.||☐|