Getting Started With This Course
Orientation for this course is REQUIRED.
Failure to participate in a REQUIRED orientation, as specified below, may jeopardize your grade.
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 Orientation Information
Online Orientation videos and instructions will be available on the Canvas site on the first day of classes. A score of 100% on an orientation quiz (covering said materials) will be required to move on with the course. THERE IS NO ON-CAMPUS MEETING FOR ORIENTATION.
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
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.
This course will use a website developed by a textbook publisher.
Specific details for accessing this website
will be provided by your instructor.
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
this link to see the book list for your course.
Other Information about the Course
The E-learning sections of A&P have no lab meetings and run the length of the summer (12-weeks). It is NOT self-paced. The labs are performed at home via physiology lab simulation software and virtual cadaver dissection software. Access to these products are included with the textbook. We will be using web-based computer programs called Connect, Smartbook, Tegrity, Anatomy & Physiology Revealed 3.2, and LearnSmart Labs. All of these are accessible via ONE online access code that comes with the new textbook or ebook.
DO NOT PURCHASE A BOOK before the beginning of class. The best options for book purchase will be made available on the first day via Canvas.
There will NOT be an in-person orientation held at the start of the semester rather there will be Orientation materials available on the first day of classes in our Canvas Course Space accessible at www.bucks.instructure.com that online learning will direct you toward. Weekly homework quizzes are untimed and taken at home, while 5 proctored, closed-book exams will be taken on campus in one of our three testing centers (Newtown, Bristol, or Perkasie). Exams will be available during a specific date range spanning about one week. You can take the exam at any time the centers are open during that range. No appointment is necessary. The testing center in Newtown is open until 9pm on Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, until 4pm on Tuesday & Friday. Alternative off-site proctoring can also be arranged through an approval process. A link to the testing center website will be provided in Canvas so you can always check their schedule before an exam. These are the only on-campus requirements. This is not a self-paced course. You must be prepared for exams when I schedule them. The full semester's schedule will be available at the start of the semester. The E-learning course is not for people who do not have time for school. All the knowledge & understanding that is expected of face-to-face students is expected of online students.