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 access (a wired internet connection is recommended for taking quizzes).
  • Have a supported browser installed.
  • Consider 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 to access those services.
  • 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.

D2L Student Orientation for Online Courses

All online course activities like taking a quiz, turning in an assignment, and online discussions are done through Desire2Learn (D2L), LSC's Learning Management System.

Students enrolled in online and hybrid courses are required to complete a D2L Student Orientation for Online Courses before having access to their courses in the D2L Learning Management System. (Students whose Spring 2020 courses have been converted to a fully online format are not required to complete the Student Orientation for Online Courses. However, it is strongly recommended that students complete the orientation to familiarize themselves with D2L.)

In D2L, you will find the orientation listed in your course list.

To access the D2L Student Orientation for Online Courses:

  • Login to myLoneStar
  • Click on the LSC-Online tile.
    Indicates LSC-Online Tile 
  • Click the tile entitled Student Orientation for Online Courses (the image may vary) in the My Courses area.
    Shows Online Student Orientation
    You may also click the Select a Course icon in the Minibar and select the Online Student Orientation.
    Shows Course Selector
Have more questions?  See also 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. 

If you are eligible for online tutoring, you will access through the LSC-Online tile:

  1. Login to myLoneStar
  2. Click on LSC-Online tile
  3. Click Online Tutoring
    Indicates Online Tutoring link

See also Brainfuse Online Tutoring.