myLoneStar: Helpful Guide to Access Lonestar Login Portal 2022

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How to access myLoneStar College login portal.

myLonestar, also known as iStar, is the student login portal for Lone Star College. It is used to access Lonestar email, academic profiles, change your degree, check your courses, enrol in classes, upload immunization records, access D2L and other vital academic resources.

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How to log into myLonestar

  1. On your web browser, navigate to my.lonestar.edu.
  2. Enter your LSC email address.
  3. Then, enter your account password.
  4. Click on Login to access your dashboard.
myLoneStar login page screenshot.
myLoneStar login page screenshot.

How to get your Lonestar student ID number

You can look up your 7-digit student ID number by logging in to myLoneStar. One of the tiles on your Student homepage (“Profile”) will display your ID number.

To get your student ID and password,

  1. Visit the MyLoneStar log in page (my.lonestar.edu).
  2. Click on the “Get Username
  3. Enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number, your Last Name, and your Date of Birth. Then hit submit. A screen will appear that has your username. SAVE this information.
  4. Return to the login page and click on “Reset Password”.
  5. Enter your username or student ID number and hit submit. If you have never created a password, this will prompt you to do so. If you have already created a password, you will be required to answer the security questions you created.

You now have your Username and Password. To access your student ID number, log in to your MyLoneStar account. Click on the “Student” icon, and you will see your Student ID under the “Profile” icon.

What is your username?

Your username is a mash-up of your last name with part of your first name. For example, “Eskarina Smith” might have the username esmith or eskasmith, while “John Smith” might have to be jsmith4. If you have a common name, your username may include a number at the end.

It would be best to use your username (and not your student ID number) to sign in to computers on campus or to use the alternate login for the library databases.

myLonestar email

There are three kinds of email addresses you may come across at Lone Star College: D2L, student, and employee.

Your LoneStar student email address is formatted as: [myLoneStar username]@my.LoneStar.edu. 

So, for example, a student named Eskarina Smith with the username esmith1 would have the email address: esmith1@my.LoneStar.edu.

How to access myLoneStar email

You can access your email by signing in to myLoneStar or go to your LSC Microsoft 365 account (portal.office.com).

  1. Go to myLoneStar (my.LoneStar.edu).
  2. Log in with your LSC email address and password.
  3. Select the “Student Email” tile on the homepage.
  4. You will be prompted to log into your LSC Microsoft 365 account using your LSC email address and password.

There will be a preview of your inbox in the centre of the homepage of your Student view, as well as a link to Student Email in the Quick Links box on the left.

Students also have an email address inside D2L, e.g. esmith1@D2L.LoneStar.edu. This is only meant to be used for communication inside of D2L with your instructors and classmates; this is not your primary, official email account.

Your email password is your myLoneStar password…the same password you used to sign in to myLoneStar. You can access it through myLoneStar and shouldn’t have to sign in separately from that point.

If you forgot your email address, the “Get Username/Email” page will provide your LSC username and email address. The “Reset Password” page will allow you to reset your LSC password.

How to set up myLonestar email on your iPhone

  1. Go to “Settings” and then go to “Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Select “Other” to add an account.
  3. Go to “Add Mail Account”.
  4. Type in the following information: 
    • Name: first and last 
    • Email: username @my.lonestar.edu (LSC student email address).
    • Password: LSC student email password.
    • Description: my.lonestar.edu (default). Users can put a description of their choice. Click “Next” to continue.
  5. By default, IMAP will be selected (keep the connection to IMAP).
  6. Type in the following Information: 
    • Under Incoming Mail Server 
      • Host Name: outlook.office365.com 
      • User Name: username@my.lonestar.edu (Users will put in their complete student email address instead of just the username) 
      • Password: student email password
    • Under Outgoing Mail Server
      • Host Name: smtp.office365.com 
      • User Name: username@my.lonestar.edu (Users will put in their complete student email address instead of just the username) 
      • Password: student email password. Click “Next” to continue.
  7. Click “Save”.

mylonestarD2L

Lone Star College uses BrightSpace D2L as its learning management system.

How to access myLoneStarD2L

There are two ways of accessing your online courses on LoneStar D2L.

From the myLoneStar Portal

  1. Log in to my.LoneStar.edu.
  2. Click the LSC-Online tile.
  3. If your course is an online or hybrid course, you should see it in the course list under My Courses.
  4. You may also see face-to-face courses listed. Many faculty use D2L to support their students’ learning on campus.
  5. The Lone Star College-Online logo links to My Home. Click on it to see your course list.
  6. The name of the course you are currently in is next.
  7. The course list-icon brings up a list of your courses and enables you to pin them to the top of the list. Click a pin icon to do so.

From the Lone Star College Homepage

  1. Visit lonestar.edu.
  2. Click the Class Login link in the menu at the top of the page.
  3. Click the Secure Login image and log in with your LSC email and password.
  4. If your course is an online or hybrid course, you should see it in the course list under My Courses.
  5. You may also see face-to-face courses listed.
Video guide on how to access online courses on myLoneStarD2L.

How to change your preferred name in D2L

If you go by a different name than your legal name, you can change that in D2L. You must first change it in myLoneStar.

  1. Log in to your myLoneStar account and click the Student tile.
  2. Click on the Profile tab.
  3. On the profile tab, click the + button to add a new name.
  4. From the “Type” drop-down menu, choose Preferred. Enter your preferred name in the appropriate fields, then click the Save button in the top right corner of the screen.

Once you have changed your preferred name in iStar, the preferred name will show up in D2L as soon as you drop or add a class. If you would like it to show up sooner, you can contact the Service Desk once you have made the change in iStar.

Changes to your preferred name will not change your legal name in iStar, your username, or your email. They will only change the way your name is displayed.

What is difference between D2L email and myLoneStar email?

As a Lone Star College Student, you have two Lone Star College email accounts:

  • D2L email
  • myLonestar email

There is a difference between D2L email and myLoneStar email. D2L email can only be accessed within the D2L learning management system. myLoneStar email can only be accessed through myLonestar.

D2L email

D2L email is your online course email account. D2L email allows you to communicate with your instructor and fellow students within the D2L Learning Management System and to any Lone Star College employee’s Lonestar.edu email account. Use your D2L email account for in-course correspondence.

D2L offers two ways to access your D2L Email. 

  • Click Collaboration on the navbar and choose Email.
  • Go to the Message Alerts in the Minibar. Click on the envelope.

myLoneStar email

Your myLoneStar email is the official college email account. Use your myLoneStar email for all official Lone Star College correspondence.

Through the myLoneStar portal, you have a fully functioning email system. You can email anyone, even outside Lone Star College. However, you do not have the email addresses of your classmates contained in your contacts.

How to search & enroll in classes – for new students

This guide is for new students who are enrolling at Lone Star College for the first time.

  1. Log into myLoneStar using your Lone Star College username and password and select the Student Tile.
  2. From the Student Homepage, click on the Manage Classes tile. Before you can register, you must have courses planned for the applicable semester.
  3. The Plan and Register for Courses page show your degree plan in the upper left-hand corner. To update or change your degree plan, contact your campus Academic Advising Office for assistance. Click the Register button.
  4. Choose the correct term in the Schedule Builder to begin selecting class sections.
  5. Select Enroll in Classes. If the Enroll in Classes button is not displayed, contact your campus Academic Advising Office for assistance. You may remove a course from Schedule Builder by clicking the Trash Can button.
  6. Click the Choose Class button for the course you want to enroll in.
  7. The Class Search Results page will open to display open classes, credit classes and your home campus. Class Search Results options can be changed by turning off a filter (click X) or clicking Clear All. In this example, there are 42 EDUC 1300 class options available at LSC-CyFair. Click EDUC 1300 to view course sections.
  8. The Course Information page displays the session type, meeting dates, days and times, room, location and instructor. Click the blue hyperlink to view detailed information about this class.
  9. Class Information displays Class Details, Meeting Information, Enrollment Information, Class Availability, Textbook and Class Notes. Close the Class Information window.
  10. Click a course section.
  11. Schedule Builder displays the selected course. Click Enroll in Classes when you’re ready to complete your enrollment for a term. Click Yes to continue enrollment.
  12. Select the appropriate radio button to Enroll or Add to Shopping Cart and then click Next.
  13. A green checkmark indicates course sections that you are enrolled in successfully.
  14. Click View My Classes from the left pane to view the enrolled course section (s). Click the Enrollment Deadlines link to view.
  15. You have successfully enrolled. If you wish to continue to enroll in other courses, select the Return to Keyword Search Page link.

How to search & enroll in classes – for returning students

This guide is for returning students who are enrolling at Lone Star College in a new semester.

  1. Log into myLoneStar using your Lone Star College username and password and select the Student Tile.
  2. From the Student Homepage, click on the Manage Classes tile.
  3. Select Class Search and Enroll from the left pane.
  4. Select an enrollment term. If the enrollment term (Spring, Summer, Fall) is not listed, contact your campus Admissions Office for assistance.
  5. Enter course information into the Search for Classes and click Enter or the Go button >>.
  6. The Class Search Results will open to display open classes, credit classes and your home campus. Change the display options by turning off a filter (click “x”) at the top of the page or changing options in the left pane.
  7. Select the course you want.
  8. Select a course section.
  9. To view more information about the course you have chosen, click the blue hyperlink.
  10. If you have a permission number, enter it. However, it is not required for most classes, and you do not need to enter one.
  11. Click the Next button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  12. Review the class preference displayed and click the Accept button.
  13. Select the appropriate radio button to Enroll or Add to Shopping Cart and then click Next.
  14. Review the course information displayed, and if all is correct, click the Submit button.
  15. When prompted to select Yes or No to confirm you are ready to submit, click Yes to proceed with enrollment.
  16. You have successfully enrolled. If you wish to continue to enroll in other courses, select the Return to Keyword Search Page link.
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