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  1. Creating an Online Learning Consortium Account

    The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications, and guidance to educators, online learning profe...
  2. How to Access the Quality Matters Rubric

    How Can I Access the Quality Matters Rubric? To get to the rubric, make sure you have signed up for an account on the Quality Matters website. Once you have signed up for an account: Sign in to your account. Click on My Account in the blue h...
  3. How to Create an Account on the Quality Matters Website

    Creating an Account on the Quality Matters Website Go to www.qualitymatters.org . Go to the bottom of the screen in the gray footer area.  Under the Login column, choose MyQM.   Enter your lonestar.edu email address and then click th...
  4. Sending Email to Both Students' D2L and my.lonestar.edu Email Addresses

    You can email your students at both their D2L and their my.lonestar.edu email accounts simultaneously using the Address Book in the D2L email tool. Follow the steps below. Click on Communication on the navbar and choose Email . Click on Set...
  5. Quality Matters FAQ

    Q : How do we get training in using the rubric? A : We are looking at supervisors – chairs and deans – getting certified because of the cost. As supervisors receive training, they can share their knowledge from the course with faculty ...
  6. What is Quality Matters?

    Quality Matters (QM) is a collection of resources designed to measure and guarantee the quality of online and hybrid courses. QM offers support in defining and maintaining quality assurance goals in online learning. In large part, they do this by tr...
  7.  What is a Lightboard?

    LSC-Online and some Lone Star College campuses have a lightboard available to help you create more engaging videos for your online courses.  Watch the demo video below to see a lightboard in action. For more information...
  8. Multimedia Services

    Lone Star College offers professional multimedia services at many of its main campuses to enhance your online instruction.  Each campus is different; some require you to handle the equipment yourself while others require a staff member.  ...
  9.  Set Up a Weighted Gradebook

    A weighted grading system is one where grade categories and items are assigned a weight as a percentage of the final grade. In the video below, we show how to create a weighted gradebook and make sure that it calculates correctly. ....
  10. New 12-week section is missing

    Due to Kingwood's late start, new 12-week sections were created. However, many instructors had already added content in their 16-week classes. LSC-Online created a process to merge the new 12-week classes into the original 16-week classes to red...