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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 D2L. Then click [Account Settings] . You may edit these default settings: Pronouns Allow others to see my pronouns When enabled, your pronouns ap...
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...
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. NOTE : This service is for Faculty only . Wha...
 Bright IDeas Podcast
The Bright ID eas video podcast provides faculty with a toolbox of innovative instructional techniques they can immediately apply in their courses, regardless of discipline. Episodes are released monthly, with four themed series planned for the po...
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. Purge...
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 vir...
AI Virtual Conference
On May 5, 2023, LSC-Online hosted a one-day virtual conference exploring innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategies and best practices within the Lone Star College community. The conference offered a dynamic blend of presentations, worksh...
Detecting Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)
Earlier this year, LSC was given a free trial of Turnitin’s AI detection tool. This trial access expired on September 2, 2023. During the trial period, some faculty found the tool to be a good resource to assist in identifying potential instan...