New to Online Learning

It is very common for students to think that an online class is easier than a face-to-face one. However, many find the opposite is true.

Before signing up for an online class:

  • Have Internet access and a working computer with speakers and a microphone.
  • Considering your motivation, self-discipline and home support system. 
  • Evaluate your time, your level of self-motivation and how savvy you are with technology.
  • Find out about the support services available and who to contact.
  • Set aside a time and place for study.
  • View the Good Start Checklist. 

Is Online Learning for you?

Before you enroll in an online course, take some time to assess your current skill sets that are essential for the successful online student.  

  • SmarterMeasure is an assessment that will give you an idea of your strengths in various components.  Use the following login and password to access:

Login: lscstudent 
Password: lonestar 

Lone Star College Advising and Registration Resources

Once students have completed the admissions and advising process, the next step is registration. The Advising process is an integral part of your academic success.

Brightspace Student Orientation for Online Courses

All online course activities like taking a quiz, turning in an assignment, and online discussions are done through Brightspace, LSC's Learning Management System.

Students enrolled in online and hybrid courses are required to complete a Brightspace Student Orientation for Online Courses before having access to their courses in the Brightspace Learning Management System. In Brightspace, you will find the orientation listed in your course list.

Shows LSC-Online button

To access the Brightspace Student Orientation for Online Courses:

  • Login to myLoneStar
  • Click on LSC-Online (Online Classes) to view your online courses.
  • Shows Student Orientation.Click Go to D2L Courses
  • The online student orientation is below your class list in an area called Resources.   

Have more questions?  See also Brightspace Student Orientation for Online Courses.

Online Tutoring

Students taking online and hybrid courses at Lone Star College can access the online tutoring center, writing lab, and study center from the myLoneStar portal. Online tutoring is available 24/7 with access to practice quizzes, flashcards, an online writing center, and more. 

Shows Online Tutoring link.

See also Brainfuse Online Tutoring.