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 Access Your Online Courses
There are different methods for accessing your online courses. Show Video Walkthrough From the Lone Star College Homepage Visit www.lonestar.edu. Click the Class Login link in the menu at the top of the page. Click the Secure Logi...
Browsers Supported by D2L
Please use a browser that is marked as Supported  below. Desktop Support Browser Status Microsoft Edge (Latest) Supported Mozilla Firefox (Lates) Supported Google Chrome (Latest) Supported Apple Safari (Latest)...
The Difference Between D2L Email and myLoneStar Email
D2L Email D2L email allows you to communicate with your instructor and fellow students by providing email addresses for all of them inside the D2L Learning Management System. D2L offers two ways to access Email.  Go to Collaboration in the N...
Good Start Checklist
Use this checklist to prepare for your online courses for the semester. Before classes begin: Locate your official college email and your D2L email. You will have 2 email addresses while at Lone Star College. All official college corre...
How to Contact Your Instructor
Contact the Instructor You have two choices for contacting your instructor; you can try using one or both. Email the instructor within the course. See Using Classlist . Use the  Contact Directory to locate your instructor'...
How to Find the Syllabus for Your Course
Troubleshooting Look in the D2L Course. Look for a module in Content labeled Getting Started or Syllabus  or something similar. Look in myLoneStar. Find the Links   icon in the left-hand column. Scroll down in the Q...
Increase Readability Using Your Account Settings
You can increase the readability of D2L pages and tools by modifying your Account Settings. Changing your account settings allows you to customize many of your viewing options within  D2L . Click on your name in the Minibar. C...
Important Dates
Important Dates Current Academic Calendar 2020-2021 Academic Calendar Summer final exams will be given during the regular class hours on the last class day of the term. How Can I drop an Online Class? (Before and After it starts) See a...
Locate Your Textbook/Materials
Textbooks and course materials can be found in the myLoneStar portal in Class Details. If you are enrolled, you will see Class Details by clicking on your section in the course list. If you are not enrolled in the class, do a Class Search:  ...
My Courses Widget
My Courses Widget Overview The My Courses widget displays courses as a grid of tiles at the top of your My Home page in D2L.  Pinning and Unpinning Courses To pin a course, hover over the course image until you see the Options menu, ind...
Navigate D2L
Pages in D2L have been designed so that the layout is similar across all courses.  The Minibar The Minibar shows from left to right: The Lone Star College-Online logo links to My Home.  Click on it to see your ...
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.  To be successful in an online course, you should: Have a working computer with stable internet ac...
Online Proctored Testing (Exams)
What Is A Proctored Exam? Some courses require students to take proctored exams. A proctored exam is supervised either at an in-person testing center or by an online proctor. Lone Star College Testing Centers provide a variety of testing serv...
Online Readiness Tool: Smarter Measure
The SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator  helps you identify your level of readiness for studying in an online course environment. Use the tool to measure your technical skills and get feedback on your learning style. Use the login ...
Proctoring Options for Online Quizzes
Proctoring Online Quizzes Proctoring a quiz validates its integrity by providing varying levels of supervision for students taking the quiz. Lone Star College offers multiple options for proctoring quizzes. Lone Star College Testing Centers  ...
Purchase Your Textbook with Barnes & Noble College
You can now purchase your textbook from Barnes and Noble College through D2L if your instructor has set up the integration for you to do so. Purchasing a Textbook through D2L Click on Content and then choose the module where the Bookstore link is...
Student Orientation for Online Courses
Students must complete the orientation successfully, with a score of 80% or better,  before they are permitted to access their fully online or hybrid courses. Students who have not successfully completed the orientation have a “hold&rdquo...
Tutoring Resources for Students
Change Your Preferred Name in D2L
If you go by a different name than your legal name, you can change that in D2L. You must first change it in myLoneStar. Change Your Preferred Name in iStar Log in your myLoneStar account and click the Student tile. Click on the Profile tab...