OADM110: Business Communication
Section: E59     (eLearning)

About This Course

Semester and YearFall 2014 / (15 weeks): Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)


Anita Manders   Email: Anita.Manders@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8339
Fax: 215-504-8509
Campus Location: Penn Hall 405

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 6 - 9 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

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:
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.
  • Mandatory orientation at the Newtown campus

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.

On-Campus Meeting

Your instructor has scheduled an independent orientation for this course, as specified here.

Date:Thursday 8/28 OR Saturday 8/30
Time:4:30-6:00pm OR 10:00-11:30am
Location:Penn Hall 310 or 410 (If your orientation is a face-to-face meeting, the orientation location is Newtown Campus unless otherwise indicated.)


Your instructor will be handling orientation as indicated below.

Other Orientation Information

NOTE: Attendance at ONE Orientation is the only highly recommended class, all other course work will be completed online.

This online course is NOT designed for a first-time online student; be certain that you meet the course pre-requisite before registering for OADM110.

Students have a CHOICE to meet for orientation on EITHER Thursday, August 28, 2014; 4:30-6:00pm (room TBA) OR Saturday August 30, 2014; 10:00-11:30am (room TBA)

Please purchase your OADM110 textbook: Business Communication, Process & Product; Guffey & Loewy 8th Edition ISBN 978-1-285-09406-9

There is no Canvas access code needed,check textbook pricing on Amazon and other book sellers and be certain the ISBN# and edition is exact -- New textbooks are available in the college bookstore. Bring your textbook to one of the above REQUIRED orientation meetings.

It will be helpful for you to review the "Canvas Basics" tutorial on the www.bucks.edu website before we meet. Canvas assignments begin the day we meet for orientation, if possible, students are encouraged to read Chapter 1 and 2 before our orientation meeting.

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

The pre-requisite for OADM110 is a writing level of ATP6.0 or higher, or C or better in COMP107.

DO NOT register for this course without meeting the pre-requisite.

OADM110 is not the best choice for a First online course. Business Communication is a writing intensive course which requires numerous weekly reading and writing assignments. Assignment and Testing due dates will be discussed at orientation.

Students will be completing weekly Canvas assignments and Chapter Review quizzes via Canvas. There will be an Analytical or Informational Business Research Report required, which is worth 40% of the course grade.

All communication will be via CANVAS course INBOX.

I am looking forward to meeting you at orientation to discuss a plan for your success in this online Business writing course.

Best regards, Anita Manders