MATH095: Basic Algebra
Section: E51     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSummer III 2018 / (6 weeks): Jul 2, 2018 to Aug 9, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

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

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 15 - 22 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:
  • Proctored Testing is Required
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.

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
Welcome To Your E-Learning Course Math 095
  • Instructor: Janine Termine
  • E-mail: janine.termine@bucks.edu
  • Office: Founders 132
Dear E-Learning Student,

Orientation can be found in your Canvas course. Once you are familiar with your responsibilities of the course, you will be asked to register in ALEKS. ALEKS is the platform that you will be using for all assignments and Knowledge Checks, NOT Canvas. Canvas will be your initial entry point.

Please do not purchase any books or codes until you review the Orientation information in your Canvas space for this course. Do not purchase a "used code" from any website. You will need access code for ALEKS. You will be able to purchase the ALEKS code directly from the ALEKS site for or from the campus Bookstore.

Sincerely, Janine Termine Email: Janine.termine@bucks.edu;


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.


Other Technologies

Your instructor has indicated the following:

ALEKS - a web based math computer program


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

Dear E-Learning Student,

Please go to your Canvas space for the Orientation information. There is a required code that must be purchased for the web site ALEKS. Please do not purchase any codes until you receive the Orientation information in your Canvas space for this course.

All assignments will be completed on line in ALEKS. If you fall further than one weeks behind in your assignments, I reserve the right to withdrawal you from the course. All Knowledge Checks must be taken at one of Bucks' Testing Centers. If this is not possible, proper arrangements for proctoring must be completed BEFORE the first day of classes. There are no exceptions.

All directions on "how" to register for ALEKS is in your Canvas space. The Orientation will help clarify questions you may have. It will also be a good opportunity to learn how to navigate the site ALEKS.

Please feel free to contact me at Janine.termine@bucks.edu . (E-mail is the best way to contact me.)

I look forward to working with you this semester. Mrs. Janine Termine