Thursday, December 11, 2014

Accessing Grades in Desire2Learn

  • Grades: Students can review their grades in Desire2Learn by selecting the Grades link from the navigation toolbar.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Official grades for courses will be available in Banner after the end date of the course.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Coming Soon: Grid View or Reading View for Discussions

Shortly after Fall 2014 Semester Students and Faculty will have the option to use Grid View or Reading View when viewing discussions.

Grid View:
will display the discussion posts in the traditional line-by-line view style, with post subjects displaying within the grid and details in a reading pane at the bottom.

Reading View:
will display the discussion posts in the text narrative thread style, with replied housed within the original thread.

To change your viewing style:
  1. Select Discussions from the Assessments or Communication drop-down menu on the Navigation Bar.
  2. Select Settings in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select the Radio Button next to Grid View or Reading View.
  4. Select Save.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What services are available to students?

There are many services available to students before, during, and after taking online, hybrid, or technology enhanced face-to-face courses at Lansing Community College. You can access a list of links to these student services from one of two locations:

LCC Student Link List within Desire2Learn

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Need Help with Citations in Papers?

You don’t want your bibliography or works cited to look like this! 

Need help citing your sources? LCC Library has an online guide to citation in MLA and APA style, handouts, and links to sample papers to help you cite your sources right.

For more information, please visit:

Photo courtesy of Papertrix

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Using Desire2Learn's Chat Feature

Instructors have the ability to set up chat rooms for students to use during a course. These chat rooms are divided into two different sections:
  • General Chats - These chat rooms are accessible by the entire course at any time.
  • Personal Chats - These chat rooms are typically restricted to a limited number of users in the course such as for groups to use for synchronous communication during group projects.

NOTE: Desire2Learn will also list in the Chats area the number of people currently logged into and participating in the individual chat room.

For more information on how to access Chats in Desire2Learn, please visit:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Did you know that there is a Help Desk to help you with your technical questions at Lansing Community College (LCC)?

Indeed there is! The LCC Help Desk provides technical support to students, faculty, and staff at the college. The LCC Help Desk Website,, has many quick tips and guides to help solve your college technical issues, including:
  • Username and Password issues.
  • Using LCC student email.
  • Accessing resources in MyLCC.
  • Using Banner to enroll in courses.
  • Working in Desire2Learn for courses.
  • On-campus printing from classrooms and labs.
  • Connecting to wireless Internet service on campus.
The LCC Help Desk can be reached by phone at (517) 483-5221 or by email at seven days a week from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM (midnight). The LCC Help Desk is closed on days when the college is closed, such as major holidays.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Need Assistance with Writing at LCC?

The LCC Writing Center is there to help you! Students can set up face-to-face or online appointments with Peer Writing Assistants to work through specific assignments resulting in an improvement of your writing skills as a whole. 

The Peer Writing Assistants are or have been LCC Students who are specially trained to work with you regarding writing for your LCC courses including:
  • Brainstorming Ideas
  • Generating a Rough Draft
  • Polishing Your Writing
  • and more!

To view the services offered by the LCC Writing Center and/or schedule an appointment with a Peer Writing Assistant, please visit: