CISC215: Database Design and Application Development
Section: E31     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSummer I 2014 / (12 weeks): May 27, 2014 to Aug 14, 2014
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Melanie McLaughlin   Email: mclaughm@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-702-9799

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 7 - 10 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 Format

A sample Course Format is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. Course Formats explain 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:
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

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 chat

Your instructor will hold the orientation online using synchronous chat and other tools.

Date:5/27/14
Time:7pm - 8:30pm
Online Location of
LIVE Orientation:
Check your BUCKS email at 6:30pm on the evening of the orientation. Full details will be provided.

Other Orientation Information

ORIENTATION IS REQUIRED.

IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THE ORIENTATION SESSION, CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THE COURSE.

Orientation will take place through a remote session. Computer access, phone access (may be a long distance call - or mic and speakers) are required for participation.

Check your BUCKS email account at 6:30pm on 5/27/14 for the link and directions for the orientation. Orientation will begin at 7pm.

Students will need to be able to locate information on the internet. Some learning for this course will require access to resources outside of the textbook.

***** YOU ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A "BIG", "LARGE", "HUGE" AND TIME CONSUMING PROJECT FOR THE LAST FOUR WEEKS OF THIS COURSE. CAREFULLY CONSIDER YOUR SCHEDULE PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE. *****


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, 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 department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.


Other Information about the Course

Welcome to CISC 215

You will need a computer, internet access, textbook, Microsoft Access 2010/2013/365 and Visio (free download for Visio) for completion of assignments. More details will be provided during orientation.

This course will require approximately 9 - 12 hours per week for 12 weeks. This course is a second level course. It is highly recommended students have a basic understanding of database concepts prior to registering for this course.

There are mandatory check-ins. If you miss two check-ins, you may be dropped from the course.

This course is action packed and will require effort and participation on a regular basis.