Getting Started With Online Learning
ANGEL and Desire2Learn, or D2L, are online learning management systems. The online classroom is targeted to students and instructors and provides the nuts and bolts of online classes or enhancing a traditional classroom course with online tools. All online courses at LCCC use D2L, and many traditional courses use D2Las well.
Determine Your Online Compatibility
A lot of factors can determine whether taking online classes are a good choice for you. Some of those factors include time management, computer skills and learning style. Please take a moment to take our surveys and find out if online learning or a traditional classroom setting is better for you.
Become an LCCC Student
System Setup & Orientation
Before you begin the orientation, prepare your computer for online classes by following the System Check information on the ANGEL homepage or D2L homepage. This important step will help you keep your computer in top condition.
The ANGEL orientation tutorial
and D2L's Getting Started
information is provided to support students taking their first online course. If this is your first online course in ANGEL, you are required to complete the tutorial. It provides the minimal computer skills needed to succeed in classes taught on the Internet. Orientation may be completed before or after logging into ANGEL.
User Name and Password
User Name – This should be in the format of firstnamelastname (proper, full first name and last name, no spaces, all lower case). For example, if Mary Smith were logging into EaglesEye, she would use marysmith. However, if Mary Smith had recently married and was previously registered at LCCC as Mary Adams AND she has not turned in a request for name change with the LCCC student records office, her user name is maryadams.
If you have a common name, there already may be someone with your user name. In this case, you'll be assigned random numbers after your name. Contact the Help Desk for questions.
ANGEL First-time password – This is angel (no capitals). You will be asked to change your password upon your first successful login.
D2L first-time password –
This is your birthdate–in the format of MMDDYY. You will be required to change your password upon your first successful login.
If you are unable to log into ANGEL or D2L, please contact the Help Desk.
Finding & Preparing for My Classes
Once you are logged into D2L, you are taken to your individual homepage, which can be customized to your preferences. Please click the Getting Started
link for step-by-step instructions. You may customize your D2L learning environment to send you notifications of upcoming deadlines, quizzes and grade postings either via text message or email. D2L is mobile-friendly, meaning you can access classes from your mobile, post to a discussion, check grades and more.
Questions and Technical Problems
- All questions or problems relating to course content and activities should be directed to your online instructors. If you have other non-technical questions or comments, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Technical difficulties should be directed to the LCCC Help Desk at 307.778.4357 or email@example.com.
Please note: All official college communications regarding your online learning classes will come to you through your EaglesEye e-mail account. Be sure to monitor this account frequently.