Orientation for this course is REQUIRED.
Failure to participate in a REQUIRED orientation, as specified below, may jeopardize your grade.
Your instructor will be handling orientation as indicated below.
Other Orientation Information
If you have successfully completed a TOTAL Lab course, you are welcome to attend our on campus face-to-face orientation or you may complete the online orientation. For additional details regarding the online orientation, go to http://www.bucks.edu/total and click on the Orientation link.
NEW students to TOTAL Lab classes MUST attend an on campus face-to-face orientation to begin their course work. Orientations will be held on Wednesday, August 27 or Thursday, August 28 at 10:00 am, 1 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6 pm in Penn Hall 312. You are only required to attend one, 1-hour orientation to begin your coursework. If you register after the first week of classes, report to the TOTAL Lab in Penn Hall 312 or call 215-968-8055 to begin your coursework.
Instructor's Welcome Page
Your instructor's detailed information page (referred to as
a "welcome page") is:
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
The TOTAL Lab is an individualized,open-entry/exit lab. All assignments must be completed by the end of the 15-week session. Students with the appropriate software may choose to work from home or another location. The coursework will be paced by the faculty. Some exams must be taken at the Newtown Campus, Penn 312, but may be done at the student's convenience during open lab hours. Once the students have met the learning objectives, which may be before the end of the semester, they have completed all the coursework.