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 D2L Brightspace, LSC's Learning Management System.

Students enrolled in online and hybrid courses are required to complete a D2L Student Orientation for Online Courses before they have access to their courses in the D2L Learning Management System. 

You will find the orientation listed in your D2L course list.

To access the D2L Student Orientation for Online Courses:

  1. Login to myLoneStar and click on the [LSC Online] tile.

    Indicates LSC-Online tile
  2. Click on the [Brightspace D2L] tile. The D2L Homepage will open in a new tab.

    Shows Student Orientation for Online Courses tile

  3. You will be on your D2L Homepage. On your course list, click on the [Student Orientation for Online Courses] tile.

  4. On the course homepage, click on [Content] and follow the on-screen instructions to begin the Online Student Orientation process.

  5. Work through the material in the Student Orientation for Online Courses through the navigation: [Start Here: Orientation] -> [Orientation Lesson]. Take the [Orientation Quiz] when you are finished with the lesson.

    NOTE: 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. You will NOT be able to access your D2L course before the course's start date.

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

Online Tutoring Support

Students who are enrolled in only online courses at Lone Star College have access to online tutoring from the myLoneStar portal. 

  1. Login to myLoneStar and click on the [LSC-Online] tile.
  2. Click on the [Online Tutoring] tile.
    Indicates Online Tutoring link
    See also Brainfuse Online Tutoring.

Live Chat and Scheduling Assistance

All students who are enrolled in only online classes or are enrolled in an online EDUC 1300 course have access to live chat with an online advisor.

  1. Login to myLoneStar and click on the [LSC-Online] tile.
  2. Click on the [Live Chat Support] tile.
    Indicates Online Chat link

 If you are not a fully online student see LSC Advising and look for your campus' contact information