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.
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
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.