VAPH110: Digital Photography Fundamentals (formerly VAFA110)
Section: H03     (Hybrid)

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)

Kate Pollard Hoffman   Email: Kate.Pollard@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8425

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

Hybrid:
Classroom and Web-based instruction

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 requirements for this course

REQUIRED Campus Meetings

There are MANDATORY campus meetings or tests other than orientation. You should NOT register for this course if you are unavailable to attend these meetings.

This hybrid section meets Weekly

Dates/Locations of required meetings: This section meets weekly on Wednesdays 1:00-3pm in Hicks 120

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.

On-Campus Meeting

Your instructor has scheduled an independent orientation for this course, as specified here.

Date:1/17/18
Time:1-3pm
Location:Hicks 120 (If your orientation is a face-to-face meeting, the orientation location is Newtown Campus unless otherwise indicated.)

Other Orientation Information
Orientation will take place during the first class meeting on Wednesday, January 17th at 1:00pm.

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

Hello everyone! Welcome to Digital Photography Fundamentals! I look forward to getting to know everyone in the summer! Students will be required to have access to a Mac/PC computer with Adobe Photoshop & Bridge CC. A 30 day one time only free download is available through Adobe. Please DO NOT download the free trial until you are instructed to do so. You may also buy access to Photoshop and Bridge through Adobe's creative cloud program - the student discount rate is $9.99 per month. You will also have access to Photoshop in the computer lab, Hicks 120, so if you are able to come to school to do Photoshop assignments, you do not need to purchase the program.