BIOL101: Biological Science I
Section: E60     (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)


Millicent Heeney Stemple   Email:
Phone: 215-968-8305

Course Credits

4 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

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:
  • There are no special student requirements for this section.

Getting Started With This Course


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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

  • 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

All classes, including labs will be online. If you would like to meet f2f, Face Time, and/or Skype; I will be available for appointments as necessary. The first day of the semester is OUR first day of class! You will have components due the first week of class.

Remember online courses do require a large amount of discipline on your part. KEEP THIS TIME REQUIREMENT SERIOUSLY!!! Face-to-face biol 101 courses meet for four hours and forty minutes per week. Students are then recommended to double that time for studying and doing homework outside of class. Therefore to be successful in this online version of the class I recommend at least 15 hours of work per week for class. You must be organized and disciplined in your scheduled times of study to succeed in this course! I will always be there to help you succeed in the class. Do not hesitate to email me at anytime for help related to the class.

The Final Exam, Exams, Quizzes, Labs, Homework Assignments, and Discussions will all be online components. The Final Exam and ALL Exams will be PROCTORED and are to be taken AT ONE OF THE THREE BUCKS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TESTING CENTERS, and will require a security code that I will provide solely to the test proctor at the testing center!!! These are the only components that will need to be taken or completed at the testing center. If you are not local or will be traveling, alternative test-proctoring sites can be discussed. The Exams and Final Exam will be available to take over a couple of days for your convenience. This is a security feature of the course.

You are only required to purchase one textbook, the customized version for just Biol 101 or the complete version of Inquiry into Life (by Mader - 15th ed.), and the Connect Plus access code. The BCCC bookstore has the required textbook with Connect listed as follows:(digital) Inquiry Into Life with Connect Plus. This is an eBook with Connect plus. You are not required to purchase a lab book, as all of our labs are virtual labs. You are absolutely REQUIRED to purchase the Connect Plus component though! All Homework Assignments and Assessments (i.e. Exams and Quizzes), other than the Virtual Labs and Discussions, will be in Connect only! The Labs and Discussions are in Canvas.