Thursday, May 21, 2015

Streaming Video Available from the LCC Library

Are you a visual or auditory learner? Are you looking for ways to spice up your presentation? As an LCC student, you have access to thousands of streaming videos through the Library. You can use the videos as you do research for your papers, or even link to videos for class presentations. Streaming videos even include transcripts and citation help.

Use the Find Videos Page to search for all videos available through the Library, or search directly in our streaming video database:
  • Films on Demand provides NBC News and historic film and video archives with more than 12,000 stories from the 1920s up to current day. Also includes NBC News resources for Higher Education, current events, and original science videos.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Would you like to know which courses are offered in online and hybrid formats each semester?

Lansing Community College provides a list of courses that are offered in the online or hybrid format for students to quickly review in order to assist them in planning which courses to register for in the upcoming semester.

If you have questions regarding specific courses or degree programs, please contact the Academic Advising Department at (517) 483-1904 or

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Accessing Grades in Desire2Learn

Students can review their grades in D2L by selecting the Grades link from the navigation toolbar.If you have trouble finding the grades area in D2L, please contact the eLearning Department for assistance at:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Official grades for courses will be available in Banner after the end date of the course.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Are you in a group in your Desire2Learn course?

As a student you are able to see a variety of information about the group you are assigned to in Desire2Learn by accessing the Groups are from the Communications drop-down menu. From the Groups area in Desire2Learn, you can:

  1. Quickly see who your group members are by selecting the number within the Members column.
  2. Access any discussions or dropboxes that are associate with your group under the Discussion and Dropbox columns.
  3. Easily email your group members by selecting the envelope icon under the Email column.

Image of Group Screen Display in D2L

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Viewing Attendance Logs in D2L

Some face-to-face and hybrid Instructors choose to log all attendance records within D2L. Similar to the gradebook, the attendance feature allows students to view their attendance records throughout the entire course, ensuring students are aware of their attendance in a course and any consequences that may be linked to this information.

If your Instructor uses attendance registers, you can view your attendance information by:
  1. Select Attendance from the Course Progress menu on the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Attendance Register you wish to use.
  3. Review your attendance data.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Did you know that you can review files you’ve submitted to D2L dropboxes?

It is recommended that students review their dropbox submissions right after the file is submitted. This will verify that your file was submitted correctly and that there were no issues with the upload process.

In order to view a file you’ve uploaded to the dropbox:
  1. From within your course, select Dropbox from the Assessments drop-down menu.
  2. Select the Number in the submissions column to the right of the name of the dropbox you want to verify your submission for.

  3. The Submission History page will show the files you’ve uploaded to the dropbox.
  4. Select the Name of the file to make sure it opens and that it is the correct version.