Please review the technical requirements below and prepare your computer. It is best to do this before you begin your course. Change any settings that are necessary and download any plug-ins you do not have installed on your computer. It is recommended that you have a backup plan for accessing your course should your computer crash or Internet service go down. Most libraries provide Internet access. Computers are available in the Virgil H. Judge Learning Resource Center on the Mattoon campus and the Consuello Luttrell Resource Room at Kluthe (Effingham) campus.
Internet capable Windows, OSX, or Linux computer/laptop
Some features may not work on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets
Some courses may require additional software purchases. Be sure to check the instructor's syllabus for any additional course requirements. Most additional software can be purchased at a significantly lower price for students from the Lake Land College Bookstore
Textbooks for online courses
Lake Land College uses a textbook rental system. Students taking internet courses must pick up rented textbooks/materials through the Textbook Library Service, located in the Lake Land College Bookstore on the main campus. Students unable to pick up and/or return their textbooks/materials on campus should make arrangements to purchase these items through the Lake Land College Bookstore (217-234-5420) or from other sources.
If you are having difficulties remembering your password to login to Lake Land College Internet Registration and Information System (IRIS), you must contact the Center for Technology and Professional Development by phone (217-234-5439). Your information must be verified by you before your password will be reset. This will only be done by phone or in person. We cannot help students with resetting IRIS password via email.
Common Login Problems for First Time IRIS Users
Please review the information on this page if you are a first time user of the new IRIS system.
New or Readmit Students
If you are new student, you must apply to the college before you can access IRIS. Students who have previously applied to the college, but have not taken courses the previous semester (excluding summer) must reapply before they can access IRIS. To apply or reapply to the college, go to the LLC Start Page and follow onscreen instructions.
Applications must be processed before IRIS IDs are created. This process may take 24 to 48 for your IRIS ID to be created. If you have applied to the college and cannot not find your IRIS ID by the instructions below, contact Admissions at 217-234-5434.
What is my IRIS user ID?
If you have applied to the college and are ready to register for classes, follow the steps below to locate your IRIS user ID.
On welcome IRIS screen, click Account Information. The link is located at the bottom-left of the screen.
The next screen, click What's my user ID?.
A form will display. Type your last name and your social security number or your student ID number. Click Submit.
The next screen will display your IRIS user ID. The default IRIS password is your birthdate (MMDDYY, no dashes or spaces). Click the Main Menu button in the upper right hand corner to return to the Welcome IRIS screen.
Click Students. The student screen will appear. Click Login.
Type your user name and password. The first time you login, a message will display saying that your password has expired. Type your user ID and a new password that you chose in boxes provided. Thenew password must be 6 to 9 characters and have numbers and letters in it. Click Submit.
The page will refresh with all of the student menu displayed.
If you can't login or have forgotten your password, contact the Center for Technology and Professional Development at 217-234-5439.
Locating Your LLC student ID Number
All students registered at Lake Land College should obtain a student ID card. The student ID number is located on the student ID card directly under your name. If you do not have a student ID card, the student ID can be located in IRIS.