Getting Started With This Course
Orientation for this course is REQUIRED.
Failure to participate in a REQUIRED orientation, as specified below, may jeopardize your grade.
Your instructor will hold the orientation online using synchronous chat and other tools.
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Other Orientation Information
Online orientation will be Friday December 15th at 10 a.m. EST. in live chat format in the Canvas conference space. You will receive an invitation in your Canvas email at that time to log into the conference meeting. You will also be asked to work through the START HERE first module of the course to become oriented with Canvas before this online meeting. If you cannot make the meeting, it will be recorded, and you can review it at a later time. The orientation will last approximately 2 hours.
During the four week duration of the course, I will hold two live sessions/chats per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. EST online. They will be recorded for viewing at a later time if you cannot attend.
Accessing Your Course
Canvas (by Instructure)
Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the
Canvas Basics course space
to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to
access this space.
You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class.
However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course
Log in to your Canvas course space at
- Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
- Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)
If you do not know your Bucks Username, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.
Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be
able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.
Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials
While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the
ISBN number available through the course's academic department
where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore
and our online bookstore,
guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.
Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link
below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have
any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic
this link to see the book list for your course.
Other Information about the Course
Stephen Lucas, The Art of Public Speaking, 12th edition, McGraw Hill, With CONNECT ACCESS CODE
Bucks Bookstore Link: