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 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:

  • 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  at Lone Star College can access unlimited tutoring through TutorMatch and up to 90 minutes per semester of online live tutoring through Brainfuse from the myLoneStar portal. Online tutoring is available 24/7 with access to practice quizzes, flashcards, an online writing center, and more. 

You can access tutoring tools 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.