Getting Started With This Course
Orientation for this course is optional.
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
There are no on-campus meetings. This is a formal public speaking course. Have computer and daily access to Internet,BCCC CANVAS, LucasCONNECT (text web site). Follow assignment requirements. Extensive research expected on each original speech. Two unannounced on-line quizzes on textual materials. Evaluation of minimum one live speaker during term.You may ask questions either on CANVAS e-mail or telephone the instructor at 215 968-8084. Please leave your contact telephone number twice. Students must upload personal videos of speeches and speech phrase outlines, bibliographies, and personal assessment materials for three speeches through CANVAS.
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
Student must have daily access to personal computer, Internet, BCCC CANVAS, LucasCONNECT course space and other web sites. Must purchase 11th edition of Stephen Lucas The Art of Public Speaking text. College-level research and writing skills required. Student provides video camera and physical space for taping of personal speeches. College does not supply camcorders nor space. Student provides small minimum 5-person live audiences for each progressive speech assignment. College level reading and language skills, research,writing/structuring, rehearsal of original speeches expected. Consistent on-line participation, reaction to other students expected. This and other course requirements are defined specifically in the course syllabus. Again. the on-line format will be CANVAS and LucasCONNECT.