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. Print this page to use as a checklist.

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Course Setup

  Merge secondary Brightspace by D2L courses, such as labs, into one course by Synchronizing Rosters.   PDF opens in a new window.


  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.   PDF opens in a new window.
      JOB AID: Sending Email in iStar.   PDF opens in a new window.

  Place an announcement in the "News" widget.  icon for HTML
  Email students via Brightspace by 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 

Lecture with Brightspace by D2L

  Upload and publish content in Brightspace.  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

Brightspace by D2L Gradebook

  Create grade categories in D2L Grades.  icon for HTML
  Create grade items in D2L Grades    PDF opens in a new window.

Assignments & Exam Alternatives

  Create dropboxes in your D2L course for submission of papers and projects.  icon for HTML 
  Creating quizzes  HTML page opens in a new window.   PDF opens in a new window.   Video opens in a new window.
  Create discussions in your D2L course to facilitate discussion on a variety of topics.  HTML page opens in a new window.

Get More Training

  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