CISC100: Digital Literacy
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)


Melanie McLaughlin   Email:
Phone: 215-702-9799

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

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.

Getting Started With This Course


This information has expired. If you are looking for current course information you must go to the current semester course information page.

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

You will need access to a computer, internet access, textbook (or e-text) Microsoft Office (available with your email account), and a SAM code for completion of assignments.

Course Materials:

BUNDLE -- ISBN 9781337206259- consists of SAM access code and print textbook - you only need the bundle - or only need the SAM code if you want to go all digital. The print book is optional.


SAM PAC SAM 365/2016 Assessments, Trainings, and Projects with 1 MindTap Reader standalone code: ISBN 9781337113922

OPTIONAL--if you buy the SAM code but still want the print text: Illustrated Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016 : Introductory, Loose-leaf (Stand-alone ISBN 9781337250757)

Office 365 or 2016 - your college Live account includes this software download. See syllabus for directions.

We complete a module on Access - Access will not run on a MAC - you will need to use a PC.

More details will be provided during orientation.

We will use CANVAS and SAM. Cost for physical textbook and SAM is approximately $203 Or SAM code alone is approximately $100 - refer to the ISBN numbers above to make sure you purchase the correct materials. This is a slightly accelerated course - course begins immediately - work is due during the first days of class.