MATH089: Fast Track Mathematics
Section: EG1     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSpring Term C 2018 / (March-May): Mar 19, 2018 to May 11, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Janine Termine   Email: Janine.Termine@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8305

Course Credits

1 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 12 - 18 hours per week 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.
  • Proctored Testing is Required

Proctored Testing is Required

Your instructor requires proctored testing. Proctored testing services are available free of charge on a walk-in basis at the Newtown Campus, the Lower Bucks Campus (Bristol), and the Upper Bucks Campus (Perkasie). The specific days and hours for testing services at the Newtown and branch campuses vary by semester.

Your instructor may offer the option of allowing you to propose an alternative proctor if Bucks County Community College testing facilities are otherwise inaccessible to you. However, all proctored testing must occur within the United States during the assigned testing period. Failure to comply will result in your receiving an F for the course.

View the Testing Center schedule and detailed information.

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

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

Your instructor will be handling orientation as indicated below.


Other Orientation Information
You can access your Orientation information in this course's Canvas space. You must retrieve this information in order to start the course. Please be prepared to purchase an Aleks code from the bookstore or online at Aleks.com with a valid credit card. You will need to purchase an 8 or 11 week code. You will need a Course ID, so you cannot register on line without this code. The course code is different than the registration code that you must purchase. The code will NOT be in Canvas, but sent to you via your Canvas messaging system. Everyone will receive a different code, so it cannot be posted in Canvas and must be sent to you. If you need to speak to me before orientation/start up information is received, please feel free to contact me at... Janine Termine janine.termine@bucks.edu 215-968-8130 F132

Accessing Your Course

Other Technologies

Your instructor has indicated the following:

Aleks - a web based math computer program


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

The Fast Track mathematics program is designed for those students who feel the placement test results do not reflect their true mathematical ability and knowledge, and for those students who would like to refresh and strengthen their mathematical skills. Participation in this program could potentially allow you to complete your course of studies in mathematics in less time. If you are one of these students you are invited to take part in this program this semester.

Your placement will depend on a Final Assessment given in the program Aleks. You must take the Final Assessment at one of Bucks' Testing Centers or use the proctoring service Proctor U (there is a cost for using Proctoring U). You will also be asked to sign a contract stating that you read and understand the requirements of the course.

Initial placement (or starting point) will be determined by your Bucks placement score. If you have not taken the math placement test, you will not be able to start this course until you take it.

Please remember to go to Canvas for all the Orientation information. Also, if you have any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at...

janine.termine@bucks.edu