Langara Student Success Course


The LSSC is a free, 9-module mini-course on Brightspace that prepares students for academic life at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara. The LSSC is available 24/7 and can be completed in 5-7 hours.

By instructors sharing information about the LSSC, we anticipate being able to reach more students, resulting in more students completing the LSSC and being well prepared to meet academic expectations in your courses.


What We Do


Prepare

  • Enroll all new Langara students in the LSSC

Get started​

  • Send out a welcome email
  • Offer optional class visit at start of the semester​

Support

  • Host student info sessions​
  • Offer student hours by appointment​
  • Respond to discussion forums & surveys​
  • Communicate via announcements & email

Remind

  • Send out a course ending reminder 3 weeks before the semester ends​

Wrap up​

  • Collect students’ final grades and badge records

What Faculty Does


Plan

  • Plan how to incentivize the course
  • LSSC Team is available for consultation

Announce

  • Announce the plan to students​
  • An LSSC student ambassador is available to come to your class

Refer

  • Forward student questions to us​​
  • Refer students to us

Grade

  • Find which students have received the badge in Class Progress on Brightspace​​

Meet the LSSC instructional team


David Brooks

Instructor
davidbrooks@langara.ca

Gurinder Chahal

Instructional Assistant (on leave)
gchahal@langara.ca

Photo of Javtesh Bedi with a purple background. He has dark hair and is wearing a checkered, collared shirt.

Javtesh Bedi

Instructional Assistant
jbedi@langara.ca


LSSC Student Ambassador Program


Beginning in Spring 2021, we began developing an LSSC Student Ambassador program with students who have successfully completed the LSSC and are interested in offering peer support and mentoring to new students. Our LSSC Student Ambassadors program is growing, and the roles of the ambassadors are expanding.

“Through a considered and compassionate approach, we collaborate to find answers to questions and concerns, inclusive of whom to contact if outside our scope of expertise.” 

-Gordon Janzen, LSSC Student Ambassador 


Course Information


LSSC and CGPA​

Students who have completed the LSSC have a higher CGPA than those who have not.

CGPA
Spring 2018 – Spring 2023

Domestic students:
Passed – 3.09
Failed – 2.68
Did not participate – 2.42

International Students:
Passed – 3.18
Failed – 2.42
Did not participate – 2.23

LSSC Student Information Sessions

Since fall 2020, we have hosted optional synchronous LSSC student information and instructional sessions twice a week for the first few weeks of the course and semester. We collaborate with students and colleagues across the college to offer relevant and timely information for a strong start to the semester.

Sessions include:

  • The LSSC & Getting Ready for the Semester
  • LSSC Student Ambassadors Panel
  • Making the most of the ASC, Library and Learning Commons
  • Academic Integrity and Misconduct
  • Effective Groupwork
This is a safe and inclusive space - Langara Student Success Course.

The Langara Student Success Course is committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We strive to make this a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all learners.


Testimonials from Instructors



Testimonials from Students



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