SPAN110: Elementary Spanish I
Section: E59     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSpring 2018 / (15 weeks): Jan 17, 2018 to May 11, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Carol Smolen   Email: Carol.Smolen@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8168
Campus Location: Grupp 109

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 6 - 9 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:
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document
  • 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
ORIENTATION:

1. Log in to your Canvas Course Space. Problems? Call 215-968-8052 for help.

2. Read through the ENTIRE Course Format (SYLLABUS) in Canvas and follow any other orientation details given.

3. Click on DISCUSSIONS in Canvas. Follow the directions.

4. Purchase eText VHL Portales AFTER you have access to Canvas just before the semester begins. Important details will be provided then. DO NOT BUY THE CODE AHEAD OF TIME.

TESTING IN A BRICK AND MORTAR TESTING CENTER REQUIRED. THIS MEANS STUDENTS WILL NEED TRANSPORTATION TO THE TESTING CENTERS.


Accessing Your Course

Publisher's Website

This course will use a website developed by a textbook publisher. Specific details for accessing this website will be provided by your instructor.


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

Welcome to Spanish 110.E59 (Elementary Spanish One - 15 week version). In this course we will begin to develop the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Please see the BCCC course catalog for World Language Placement Guidelines to see if you qualify for this course. If you are a native speaker of Spanish, this course will be too simple for you. Please contact the instructor or the BCCC Office of Prior Learning for suggestions (CLEP Test).

1. This class will be delivered via the eText, Vista Higher Learning's PORTALES. Students WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE the website ACCESS CODE which includes the e-Textbook and many other resources .

2. Assignments will be submitted through the eTEXT website.

3. TESTING FOR ALL TESTS (except the last one) MUST BE TAKEN IN A BRICK AND MORTAR TESTING CENTER or in another approved proctored testing venue. This means STUDENTS MUST HAVE TRANSPORTATION to a Testing Center. See Testing Center website for open days and times.

Please contact me at Carol.Smolen@bucks.edu with any questions.

I look forward to meeting you in Canvas.

Sincerely,

Carol Smolen