Steps For Maintaining Instructional Continuity

These are the steps to follow once an emergency is preventing access to campus. Click the icon following each item for instructions.  See Instructional Continuity for more details, training and rationale.

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   Merge secondary D2L courses, such as labs, into one course by Synchronizing Rosters.   icon for PDF


Amend the syllabus.

Email students about changes using LSCS email through the Class Roster in MyLoneStar.
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JOB AID: View Class Roster in iStar.   icon for PDF
JOB AID: Sending Email in iStar.   icon for PDF

Place an announcement in the “News” widget.  icon for HTML 

Email students via D2L email.   icon for HTML 

Create a General Questions discussion topic to answer students' questions and reduce the number of emails throughout the term.  icon for HTML 


Upload and publish content in D2L.  Use the Content page to make course files such as your syllabus or course notes available to students.  1. Add Modules.  icon for HTML  2. Add content to modules. icon for HTML 

Create electronic copies of materials. Then upload materials for easy retrieval or email directly to students.

Record lectures using D2L Capture.  Instructors can use a headset and computer to easily record audio on top of their Power Point slides and store them in D2L Capture Central.  icon for HTML


Create grade categories in D2L Grades.  icon for HTML 

Create grade items in D2L Grades    icon for PDF


Create dropboxes in your D2L course for submission of papers and projects.  icon for HTML 

Creating quizzes  icon for HTML page   Icon for PDF   video icon

Create discussions in your D2L course to facilitate discussion on a variety of topics.  Icon for HTML page



Watch video tutorials and step-by-step quick reference guides: LSC-Online Resources for Faculty > Faculty Toolbox.

Go to MyWorkshops through MyLonestar for more information about ongoing training sessions.

Determine if guidance to students regarding the use of alternative technologies is needed: D2L Resources for Students