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:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Viewing a Quiz Submission in Desire2Learn

Once you have taken and submitted a quiz in Desire2Learn, you can review the attempt information for that quiz. Your instructor will determine what information is available to review, but you will be able to see when the quiz was taken and that it was submitted successfully.

The below video demonstrates how to view a quiz submission in Desire2Learn:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Dropbox Submission Reciepts

When a student submits a file to the dropbox, the dropbox automatically indicates whether or not the dropbox has been received by sending a confirmation email to the student. The dropbox will indicate that the email was sent at the bottom of the screen in green under Email Status.

A student can verify this email is within their Desire2Learn email area. The email will be sent from and will contain the subject Dropbox Submission Receipt. The email contents will indicate which dropbox you submitted to, what date/time it was submitted, and what the file name was. It is highly recommended that you keep these Dropbox Submission Receipts for your records until the end of the course as proof of submission.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

How to Email Your Instructor from the Classlist

Student can compose emails automatically addressed to their Instructor and/or other student(s) in the course by using the Classlist in the Communications drop-down menu.

From within the Classlist:
  1. Select the Name of the person you wish to contact. An email will open with the person's name in the To field and the course title in the subject line.
  2. Enter your Message.
  3. Select Send.
NOTE: If you wish to send a message to multiple people, select the Checkbox next to each user's name and then select Email.