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Access and Log in to D2L
There are several ways to access and log in to D2L. Lone Star College Homepage - Secure Login Lone Star College Homepage - Alternate Login myLoneStar Portal Show Video Walkthrough NOTE: This video shows the student side of D2L but the steps ...
Create 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...
 Faculty Online Teaching Certification
Faculty Online Teaching Certification LSC-Online provides an Online Teaching Certification course as a resource for faculty covering recommended practices of online teaching. The topics covered in the course include student engagement, student inte...
File Conversion Tool
As you are posting materials online, you may need to convert files from one format to another - for accessibility, pedagogical, or various other reasons. As an example, you may want to convert a PDF file to an MP3 so students can access the material...
Frequently Asked Questions
The following are some frequently asked questions from faculty who are new to teaching online.  If you do not find your question listed below, try searching for a topic using the search box in the upper right corner of this site. Q.  Whe...
How to Share Course Materials with Others
How to Share Course Material through a Community Group Show Video Walkthrough The owner/sharer/coordinator of the course materials creates a community group, following the directions in Create a Community Group . This person is the Grou...
Meet Your LSC-Online Representative
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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.  ...
 New to Online?
See also Using the Virtual Teaching Assistance Center (VTAC) Useful Online Faculty Support Resources: Online Teaching Certification Online Faculty Handbook Semester Start Checklist Meet Your LSC-Online Representatives Techno...
Online Faculty Handbook
LSC-Online has developed a handbook for online faculty as well as a recommended practices guide. The handbook contains resources and information compiled from the Virtual Teaching Assistance Center (VTAC) in one document.  Download the C...
Other Helpful Software
Get Started Browsers Supported by D2L Perform a System Check Perform a speed test - Make sure your internet service is adequate for test taking. http://www.speedtest.net/ https://www.measurementlab.net/tests/ndt/ The following soft...
Retrieve Withdrawn Student Course Activity Data
Retrieving Grades and Attendance for Dropped Students To find the grades or attendance for a student who has withdrawn or been dropped from a course, please see View Attendance & Grades for Withdrawn (Unenrolled) Users . Retrieving Submission...
Software Resources for Faculty
Software Resources for Faculty Respondus 4.0  is a software tool for creating and managing exams for printing to paper or publishing directly to an online course. Respondus LockDown Browser is a customized browser that increases the secur...
Technologies We Support
LSC-Online Technology Portfolio The technologies below are supported by the LSC-Online team through VTAC Chat or your campus Instructional Technologist/Designer. D2L The D2L Learning Environment provides a platform for online course content in f...
 Using the Virtual Teaching Assistance Center (VTAC)
The Virtual Teaching Assistance Center (VTAC) is an online knowledge base located at vtac.lonestar.edu .  This should be the first place you go for help – it will most likely have the information you need.  If you can’t find w...
What can an Instructional Designer Do For You?
Instructional Designers   are available on each campus to assist faculty with course design and development using D2L and related tools within the Technologies We Support . Meet Your LSC-Online Representative They are ready to assist facu...
 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 about which campu...
Instructional Support (VTAC)
Need help with complex D2L issues, such as setting up your gradebook, adding content, building a quiz, or integrating publisher content? With the VTAC Support page, we are offering multiple times for phone and WebEx appointments to help us more eff...
Requesting an LMS Integration
You may wish to integrate a new third-party product with D2L - for example, a new course tool or material from a content provider. In order to request that integration, you need to fill out an LMS Integration Request . Click VTAC Support on the...
If You Need Access to Another Faculty Member's Class
If you need to access another faculty member's class for any reason, there are two ways you can accomplish that. Your division schedule builder (talk to your DOS to locate this person) can add you to the course in iStar in the appropriate role...
Verifying the Midpoint Roll (MDR)
Faculty member instructions for verifying Midpoint Roll in iStar.