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Access IntelliWriter in D2L
IntelliWriter  is a tool designed for students to check their grammar in written assignments. You can upload various file types or type directly in the tool and format your work easily. The tool also provides helpful resources for improving ...
Account Settings
To find Account Settings click on your name in the upper right of the window. Then click [Account Settings] . You may edit these default settings: Pronouns When enabled, your pronouns appear in your profile card. Allow others to ...
Advising Services for Online Students
Online Advisors Your success at Lone Star College is important to us. LSC-Online advisors are available to assist students with advising services related to courses offered in an online format. Some of these services include general advising, regi...
Announcements
Below are the latest news and announcements from LSC-Online, as seen in the D2L Announcements widget. This page will be regularly updated, with the newest information at the top. Join Us at the Registration Fair! Posted in D2L on Jun 4, 2024...
Change Your Preferred Name in iStar and D2L
When a preferred name is updated in iStar , a message is sent to D2L that overwrites the First Name and/or Last Name in the D2L user information. Your preferred name will display in Classlist , Discussions  and Groups .  The Stud...
Change Your Major
Fully-Online students: Email OnlineAdvisor@lonestar.edu . Use Request a Program Change in the subject line. Include your student ID# and the name of the new program or plan, and a working phone number. An LSC-Online advisor will contact you...
D2L Virtual Assistant
The D2L Virtual Assistant can help facilitate communication, assisting with inquiries, and pointing you towards the right direction for further assistance. If you have simple questions or need direction on a specific issue, you can turn to the v...
Drop an Online Course (Before or After Start Date)
Dropping a Fully-Online course  Before it starts: If there are no holds on account – the student can drop in MyLoneStar. If there are holds on account – go to Schedule Change Form For Dropping Online Courses . Read the instruc...
Last Day to Get a Refund
The refund date is calculated from the session "Begin Date" listed on the class schedule and includes Saturday and Sunday. A Tuesday/Thursday class within a 16-week session would start counting on the session "Begin Date" (normal...
LSC Accessibility Services and Disability Services
Accessibility Services and Resources is responsible for collaborating with members of the College to create usable, equitable, and inclusive learning environments for LSC students. They are available to all students seeking accommodations and academ...
LSC-Online PASS Program
What is the PASS Program? The LSC-Online PASS (Providing Academic Support to Students) Program, specifically serves those students with academic holds (Academic Probation, Continued Academic Probation, or Academic Suspension). Students must pla...
Ordering Transcripts
Transcripts From LSC Order transcripts online .  See Transfer Resources and Help with Transcripts . Transcripts to LSC From Other Schools See Transfer to LSC . ...
Placement Tests
Proper course placement during the first year is critical to fostering student success in college. Placement tests help to ensure that students enroll in courses that best match their academic skills and prior learning experiences. See Placement ...
Placement Tests for LSC-Online College Students
Remote Testing Process for Lone Star College Fully Online Students: Apply for Admissions . Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) . You will receive a certificate of completion when you are done via email. Forward a copy of the com...
(PLA) Prior Learning Assessment
You can accelerate the completion of a degree or certificate by earning college credit through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program. To learn more about this program, see Prior Learning Assessment . ...
Semester Course Load
Students can enroll in up to 18 credit hours without approval for the 16-week terms, Fall and Spring semesters.   Recommended Load Take only up to as many credit hours as there are weeks in the session, For example: During an 8 week sessi...
Six Drop Rule and Withdrawing from Classes
Starting with Fall 2007 the six-drop rule applies to your entire college career. A student that has accumulated six (6) drops may not be permitted to accumulate another drop. The student will receive the grade earned in the course. See Six Course ...
Install Equatio Chrome Extension
EquatIO allows the creation of digital equations and formulas. It also offers other STEM and graphing tools. Equatio can be used within the D2L Editor, on your desktop (Windows or Mac), in Google Chrome and Equatio MathSpace website. Equatio formu...
Use Microsoft Bookings to Reserve an Appointment on Micosoft Teams
Your instructor may offer the option to sign up for specific time slots for Microsoft Bookings  meetings for office hours, testing, meetings, or other individual sessions. You will need to sign up for a slot if this is the case. NOTE: Pl...
Use Read&Write Chrome Extension
Read&Write is a browser tool designed to assist users with various reading and writing tasks. It typically offers features such as text-to-speech functionality, word prediction, dictionary lookup, highlighting tools, and voice recognition. Stu...
Use OpenDyslexic in D2L
OpenDyslexic is an open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The OpenDyslexic browser extension overrides all fonts on web pages with the OpenDyslexic font, and formats pages to be more easily readable. See e...
What to Do If You're on Academic Probation
Academic Probation occurs when the semester GPA has fallen below 2.0 for two subsequent semesters.  Students on academic probation are required to meet with a PASS advisor through a virtual appointment to discuss a plan for success and get regi...