PHYS106: Physics A
Section: E11     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSummer I 2018 / (6 weeks): May 21, 2018 to Jun 28, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Michael Babij   Email: Michael.Babij@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-504-8523
Campus Location: Founders 121

Course Credits

4 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
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

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.


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

Welcome to Physics A! I hope you find this class both interesting and informative. Since this is an online class, you need to manage your time wisely and be organized. Please know that I am here to help you in any way possible (within reason), but it is ultimately your responsibility to take ownership of your success in the class.

Prior to starting the class, make sure that you have access to a reliable internet connection and have the ability to access common products (mostly Powerpoint, Word, and pdf documents) for the class.

Please be aware that this is a 4-credit, lab-based, full-semester course compressed into 6 weeks. You must be able to devote time and attention to this course as the material will be covered at a fairly quick pace! If you have multiple other obligations, scheduled vacations, etc., you may want to take this course during the regular semester. You will have at least one chapter assignment, quiz, and/or lab due every few days that must be submitted by the posted deadlines. Physics can be a demanding subject, so you must be able to commit a good amount of time in order to grasp the material.

IMPORTANT! The midterm and final are proctored and must be taken in a Testing Center located on any one of the Bucks campuses. If this is not possible, proper arrangements for proctoring at an approved alternate Testing Center must be completed during the first week of class. Please note that I reserve the right to deny a request if the proctor and/or location are deemed unsuitable.

I look forward to working with you in the course! If you have any questions feel free to email me at Michael.Babij@bucks.edu.