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# EDUC 1300: First Year Experience: Your Virtual Community

This guide provides additional resources to support EDUC 1300, and to introduce campus & library resources.

Your Virtual Community

Even though you may be taking in-person classes, many of the functions of college today are through an online forum. As you continue your education or enter the workforce, you will constantly be learning and communicating online. Taking the opportunity now to learn how to do so properly can save you a lot of time and headaches in the future! This page contains some of our best tips for using D2L, email, My LoneStar, and other digital tools.

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D2L

BEFORE YOU PANIC - Check these resources. You may be able to solve your problem without contacting OTS. 

Even if you're not enrolled in a fully online class, you may benefit from taking D2L Orientation

Quick Links

The Quicklinks on MyLoneStar are designed to provide easy access to some of the functions you'll use frequently. If you're not sure about something, check here first! Some notable links:

  • My Print Center: add money to your account using a credit/debit card or PayPal; upload your documents to print from home or laptop.
  • How To Documents: everything from getting your parking permit to filing a complaint
  • Student Activities: links to your Student Life calendar of events
  • LSC Student Handbook: everything you need to know about being a student here!

Email

For your personal communications email may seem outdated, but there are times when school or work will demand that you use it. Know how to use it properly!