Your instructor will hold the orientation online using self-paced tools, email and/or discussions. (A self-paced orientation does NOT mean the entire course is self-paced.) You should plan to access your online course no later than the first day of the session. Failure to do so may jeopardize your grade.
Other Orientation Information
Please order the Exploration of Physics software directly from the company website as soon as possible. The instructions are on my Home page.
If you experience technical difficulties with the download, you must contact the publisher directly. DO NOT CONTACT THE BOOKSTORE AS THEY ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DOWNLOAD.
It is your responsibility to download the software in enough time to complete the labs on time. Not ordering the software in time is not an excuse for late work and it will not be accepted.
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
This is a calculus-based course for engineering and science majors. Topics include Newtonian mechanics of particles and rigid bodies, gravity, and mechanical vibrations.
Although this course is structured in an asynchronous, flexible style, there are deadlines to meet within the course of the semester, so be sure to check my Canvas Home Page for quiz and lab deadlines. Although you will not be required to log into the course space at any particular time of the day, I log into the course space several times a day; and I am available for questions and concerns on a regular basis, every day. I participate in the discussion forum regularly to guide and correct if necessary, AFTER ample time has been given for you to answer forum questions or to respond to comments from fellow classmates. If you have urgent or private questions or problems, please email me and I will respond promptly.
Quizzes are graded automatically and your grade will appear in the grade book, AFTER the quiz period has ended.
All proctored exams must be taken at the Testing Center at Bucks County Community College.
If you require an alternate proctor, you must fill out a form through online learning.
THE COLLEGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT A PROPOSED PROCTOR.