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
Check Canvas for viewing access only, as early as 8/20/14.
Each week, students will be provided with a list of specific learning objectives -- including a study board, a list of vocabulary, practice essay questions, and self tests. Students are required to complete the weekly assigned readings and participate in class discussions. There will be one grade assigned for class participation. It will be based on the quality of your responses to the weekly discussion questions. Individual questions will be handled by Canvas messaging.
There will be one required museum trip for the paper assignment. Details will be provided.
Students will be tested on the course content. Three proctored exams will be required and can be taken at any of the BCCC Testing Centers during normal walk-in hours. Exams generally consist of identifications, short answers, and essay questions. Each exam will be drawn from a large bank of possible questions; therefore, no two exams will be alike. Each exam will be available for an entire week, from Monday through Saturday. There are no makeup exams during the semester.
Students outside of Bucks County must make arrangements for an appropriate exam proctor.