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
The orientation for this course is an online audio orientation completed through Canvas. The orientation is available the first day of classes, Wednesday, January 22. If you are familiar with Canvas, you will see it in the Getting Started Module. If you are not familiar with Canvas, you are strongly encouraged to complete the Canvas Basics Tutorial prior to the start of classes at https://bucks.instructure.com/courses/36545
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, go to WebAdvisor.
Select Account information (upper right hand corner of the screen) then select What's My User ID? and follow
the prompts. You will need to provide your last name AND either your 7 digit student ID number OR your
social security #. 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
When you purchase the textbook, be careful to make sure you have the 7th edition. We have two introductory chapters, and then we study all the body systems, one system per chapter, for example, skeletal, muscular, respiratory, etc. We cover 15 chapters in 15 weeks. There are weekly assignments, which you can find out more about when you listen to the orientation. There is a multiple choice quiz on each chapter, which you will be taking at home. There are discussions, where you get your chance to solve Medical Mysteries. All can be done at home, except for the mid-term and the final test, which must be taken at proctored testing centers, available at each campus (Newtown, Bristol, and Perkasie). For any questions you have, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Can't wait to "meet" you! You bring your determination and I'll bring materials and expertise. Together, we learn and have fun on the way!