CISC110: Introduction to Information Systems
Section: EN5     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearIntersession A 2015 / (Oct-Jan): Oct 20, 2014 to Jan 15, 2015
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Jacqueline Fritz   Email: Jacqueline.Fritz@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8056

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:
  • There are no special requirements for this course

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

Orientation for this course is recommended.

Online

Your instructor will hold the orientation online using self-paced tools, email and/or discussions. (A self-paced orientation does NOT mean the entire course is self-paced.) You should plan to access your online course no later than the first day of the session. Failure to do so may jeopardize your grade.


Accessing Your Course

MyITLab

Your course is using MyITLab, which requires the purchase of an access code. This code is usually packaged with a new textbook, but may also be purchased separately from the MyITLab website if it is not included with your book.

Information about MyITLab can be found at http://www.myitlab.com. Please check the systems Requirement page to verify your computer compatibility.

Your instructor will provide an additional course code you will need to access your specific 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

You will need Microsoft Office 2013, two textbooks and a MyITLab code for this class. The textbook titles are Skills for Success with Office 2013 and Visualizing Technology by Geoghan To buy a bundle of both textbooks, in digital format, and the MyITLab code, use ISBN 0133815536 To buy a bundle of both textbooks, in print format, and the MyITLab code use ISBN 0133822052 To buy separate components: ISBN 0133110702 GEOGHAN VISUALIZING TECH COMPLT 02 ISBN 0133512118 TOWNSEND & SKLLS SUCC W/OFC 13 VOL 01 ISBN 0133815536 GEOGHAN NW MIL/ET AC SKILS VISL 02 ( MyITLab access card) Also, adding a stand-alone option to purchase MS Office 180 day trial use ISBN: 0133880540.