COMM110: Effective Speaking
Section: E3     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearIntersession 2018 / (4 weeks): Dec 15, 2017 to Jan 12, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

January Baker   Email: January.Baker@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8425

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 3 - 5 hours every day for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

eLearning:
Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Syllabus

A sample Course Syllabus is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. A Course Syllabus explains how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

Orientation for this course is REQUIRED.
Failure to participate in a REQUIRED orientation, as specified below, may jeopardize your grade.

Online chat

Your instructor will hold the orientation online using synchronous chat and other tools.

Date:12/15/2017
Time:10:00 a.m.-Noon
Online Location of
LIVE Orientation:
Yes

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 start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at bucks.instructure.com

  • 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 department directly.

Click 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 ISBN-13: 978-0077797553 ISBN-10: 0077797558 Bucks Bookstore Link: http://www.bkstr.com/bucksstore/shop/textbooks-and-course-materials