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  1.  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...
  2. 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.  ...
  3.  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. ....
  4. 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...
  5. Dropbox Categories

    You may organize your dropbox folders into categories if you have many dropbox folders. For example, you can create separate categories for course units, summative projects, bonus assignments, and individual submissions. But categories are opti...
  6. Frequently Asked Questions

    The following are some frequently asked questions from those who are new to teaching online.  If you do not find your question listed below, trying searching for a topic using the search box in the upper right. Q.  Where should I sta...
  7. Adding a WebEx Meeting to Your Course

    You can add a virtual meeting to your course using the WebEx integration in D2L. You can do this in the content area. This will allow you to meet with your students in a synchronous setting where you can use webcams or microphones to speak to each o...
  8. Accessible PDFs with a Macintosh Computer

    The Problem Microsoft Word 2011 for the Mac cannot produce a fully accessible PDF. A PDF made from Microsoft Word 2011 for the Mac does not retain the structure tags (headings, lists, table headers, etc.) from the original document, so it is di...
  9. Automated Accessibility Checkers

    Automated Accessibility Checkers Software Tools How to Check MS Offices 2010&2013 Windows (Word, PowerPoint) A built-in accessibility checker (Note: The accessibility checker only chec...
  10. Considerations Linking to Publisher or other 3rd Party Online Materials

    How accessible are their digital materials?  Are the videos captioned and audio recordings transcribed? There should be transcripts of audio recordings and captions or subtitles for videos. If they aren't available, ask the publis...