Orientation for this course is recommended.
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
Welcome! I hope you join me for the upcoming semester. I will always be available to ensure you are comfortable with the online learning environment and the content. We will spend a lot of time getting to know each other, but I don’t have a formal orientation planned for the course.
Instructor's Welcome Page
Your instructor's detailed information page (referred to as
a "welcome page") is:
http://A supplemental wiki space may be used based on class needs.
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
Check Canvas for viewing access only, as early as 6/30/14.
Welcome! I hope you join us for the upcoming semester. My professional background spans well over ten years working in the financial service industry, at companies JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup. I have an MBA in Finance and a Master’s degree in Education (certifications in Business and History). My goal is to infuse my professional knowledge, academic background, and teaching experience throughout the course. By entering the course, you have a goal in mind, which we will discuss as we get to know each other. My goal is to work as a team for everyone in the course to achieve their goals and future success. I never want students to experience stress while taking my courses and I will always be available to ensure your understanding of the material. I look forward to getting to know you. Professor Steve Cocca