Welcome to our Virtual College! Lake Land has moved to an online environment for the rest of the spring semester. For helpful tips and resources during the Level 3 Restricted Access phase visit our COVID-19 page at https://www.lakelandcollege.edu/covid-19.
If you cannot remember your password, please call 217-234-5261 for a password reset. Please note support staff must talk to you directly so we can verify your information.
If you do not know what your Laker Hub ID is, you can look it up from the Laker HUB login page (https://lakerhub.lakelandcollege.edu ). Click ‘What’s My User ID?’ link. This will take you directly to IRIS in a new browser tab. In the form that appears type your last name and either your SSI number or your seven digit Lake Land College ID number (located on your Lake Land College ID Card). When you submit this form, it will return your Lake Hub user ID.
If you select “Forward Unconditional”, all calls immediately go to your cell phone and never comes back. If unanswered, the call will go to your cell phone voice mail.
If you select” Forward No answer” your office phone rings 1st, if unanswered your cell phone rings, if unanswered the call comes back into your on campus voice mail (which can then be forwarded to your e-mail if you choose).
Instructions on how to use Zoom are provided here.
You do NOT need to connect to your VM to connect to Canvas. Your Canvas experience will perform much better if you do NOT.
Canvas is the Online Learning Management System used by Lake Land College as our online learning platform. You can access Canvas in a variety of ways. Pointing your browser to https://lakeland.instructure.com is the most common, and the most full featured. Another method is to install the Canvas student app on your phone. This provides a lot of functionality in a small form factor. Search for the app in your appropriate “store” based on your phone OS. Regardless of your access method of choice, login with your Laker Hub ID and password.
Students can download the Canvas Student app. Please review the following guides for details for your device.
How do I download the Student app on my Android device?
How do I download the Canvas Student app on my iOS device?
Instructors or anyone enrolled in a course as a teacher can download the Canvas Teacher app. Please review the following guides for details for your device.
How do I download the Teacher app on my iOS device?
How do I download the Teacher app on my Android device?
The Card View Dashboard displays course cards for all your favorite active courses. Course Cards can help you organize your courses by adding a nickname or customizing the color, which is synced with the color shown for the course in the Calendar. Depending on your institution’s preference, this the Card View may be your default Dashboard.
The Card View Dashboard also includes the Dashboard sidebar, which includes items in your To-Do list and includes a link to the global Grades page.
You can change your Dashboard view at any time using the Dashboard Options icon.
Favorited courses are removed from the Card View Dashboard when the course is concluded. Concluded courses that were previously favorited are still shown as favorited in the Courses list.
Please visit this page for more information: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10588-4212717404
Courses you have registered for in IRIS will become available on the first day of the semester in Canvas. Please note that some instructors do not publish the course on the first day of the semester.
Unpublished courses will not display on your Canvas dashboard but will display in the course list. If you are not sure if a course is unpublished, in Canvas click Courses in the global menu and select All Courses.
Unpublished courses will be listed in the course list but will not be linked. If you do not see the course in the course list or under future enrollments, contact Information Systems and Services.
Installing the VMware View Client Note: To install the VMware Horizon View Client (viewportal) Chrome OS software, users will need to sign into an account.
If you don’t want to use your personal google account OR don’t have one, you may go to https://accounts.google.com/signup and use your Lake Land College email address.
HTML Access – No USB Support
ISS has identified external WiFi hotspots on campus and at the Kluthe Center. Although the college is on a Level 3 Restricted Access, students can drive onto campus and the Kluthe Center to access the hotspots from their vehicle.
Students only need to log in to their VMs to access special software required for class or if they don’t have a personal copy of Microsoft Office on their personal device required for coursework.
Consolidated Communications: We’d like to offer Free Internet Service to student households.
With so many students having to connect from home, our technology provider, Consolidated Communications, has offered two months of Free Home Internet Service to help, including free installation for those who are not currently Consolidated customers.
We agree that this is the responsible thing to do and we’re making this service available to our students immediately. Take advantage of this offer in two easy steps:
Students who call may also take advantage of Consolidated’s current promotion on Internet service, so you can stay connected affordably even after the first two months. And Consolidated doesn’t cap the amount of data you can use or charge extra based on your use.
T-Mobile: The mobile phone service provider is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users. — https://t-mo.co/2QmPd3O
Comcast: The cable giant is offering free access to its Xfinity WiFi hot spots for everyone, including non-subscribers, for the 60 days. It’s also providing unlimited data to its customers for no extra charge and is not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees for customers who say they can’t pay their bills. The company is also providing 60 days of free basic internet service to new customers. (USA Today) https://comca.st/2WmP8AY
AT&T: Like Comcast, AT&T is also providing free access to its public WiFi hot spots. The company also said its consumer home internet wireline customers and fixed wireless internet customers would receive unlimited data. — https://soc.att.com/2QosvbI
Charter Communications: The telecommunications company is providing free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi internet for the next 60 days to households with K-12 students or college students who don’t already have a subscription. Like Comcast and AT&T, it’s also offering its Wi-Fi hot spots for free to the public. http://bit.ly/2U0mfcp
You’ll have to install/upgrade it. If your version is new enough, this should be an option on the “hamburger” menu.
If it’s too old, you’ll need to go to https://viewportal.lakelandcollege.edu and click “download” client. You’ll probably need the Windows 64-bit version (non-UWP – that’s for Surface Pros).
Troubleshooting – Slow Network Connections
My VM is slow
If the printer is NOT a USB printer (has to be connected to your machine), you will need to email yourself the file and/or use the client drive redirection option (the drives should show up under ‘Computer’ if that’s working)
If the printer is a USB printer, you must be connected to your VM with the VMware Horizon desktop application rather than the web browser version. Click the button that says “Connect USB Device” on the bar at the top and select the printer, or choose “Automatically connect when inserted” and plug the printer’s USB cable into your computer.
Google Chrome – you can print any file Chrome can open with google cloud printing. If you do not know where to find this, search for ‘Setup google cloud print’.
The most reliable way to connect to your VM is to use the desktop agent installed on your personal computer. The other option is using the HTML method. The desktop agent is the most resilient for slower internet speeds although it generally runs a little bit slower. The HTML method is the least resilient and is more prone to dropping the connection, but generally runs a little bit faster. The desktop agent must be used if you want to print to a local printer or use locally inserted USB drives. Both options allow for using network drives for saving work.
If it is a problem with the internet connection being too slow:
Try using a different browser or see if your browser needs to be upgraded.