OADM110: Business Communication
Section: EA5     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearFall Term C 2014 / (Oct-Dec): Oct 20, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

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 a significant number of 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:
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

Orientation for this course is optional.

On-Campus Meeting

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

Date:October 21, 2014
Time:4:30 - 6:00 pm
Location:Penn Hall 410 (If your orientation is a face-to-face meeting, the orientation location is Newtown Campus unless otherwise indicated.)

Other Orientation Information

NOTE: Attendance in OADM110.EA5 ONE-Time Orientation is required, all other course work is completed online via Canvas. Orientation will be held on Tuesday, October 21 from 4:30-6:00pm, Penn 410.

Contact Professor Manders with any questions, Anita.Manders@bucks.edu

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

Bring textbook with you to orientation. Canvas does NOT use an access code.

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


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 appropriate pre-requisite, it is also not the best choice for a First online course.

OADM110.EA5 is a 10-week modular intensive writing course which requires numerous weekly reading and writing assignments. Assignment and Testing due dates will be announced at orientation.

NOTE that students will complete the traditional 3-credit course work in 10 weeks.

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

All course communication will be via OADM110.EA5 Canvas INOBX. I am looking forward to meeting you at orientation to discuss a plan for your success in this online writing course.

Best regards, Anita Manders