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 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...
Account Settings
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 othe...
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...
 Faculty Online Teaching Certification (OTC)
Faculty Online Teaching Certification (OTC) 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: Best Practices Communi...
Instructional Support (VTAC)
Need help with complex D2L issues, such as setting up your gradebook, adding content, building a quiz, or integrating publisher content? Through the VTAC Support page, we offer multiple time slots for phone and WebEx appointments to help us mor...
Meet Your LSC-Online Campus Representative
LSC-Online Support is available at all the Lone Star College campuses by appointment with a Technologist. Appointments are conducted during business hours via phone or Webex. Each campus representative will have Open Labs throughout the yea...
Meet Your LSC-Online Instructional Designers
LSC-Online Course Design Support is available for all Lone Star College campuses by appointment with an Instructional Designer. Appointments are conducted during business hours via Webex. What can an Instructional Designer do for you? Onli...
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.  ...
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...
Technologies We Support
LSC-Online Technology Portfolio The technologies below are supported by the LSC-Online team through VTAC Support or your campus Instructional Technologist/Designer. D2L The D2L Learning Environment provides a platform for online course content...
Technologist or Designer: Who's the Best to Contact?
LSC-Online Technologists and Instructional Designers are available to assist faculty with their D2L courses. Appointments with a technologist or designer can be scheduled during business hours. Technologists support: D2L questions Integr...
 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 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...
D2L Course Purge
In order to maintain a high-quality user experience within D2L and in accordance with OGC policy, LSC-Online will purge data for the earliest courses still present in D2L. The purge process will result in the complete deletion of course data. Becau...