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.
Other Orientation Information
Please purchase your text (College Physics, Volume 1) AND the Exploration of Physics Vol. I CD from the Bucks bookstore as soon as possible. The Exploration of Physics CD is to be purchased from the bookstore at a reduced price. Do not purchase the CD from an online site as it will cost too much.
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
Welcome to Physics A! I hope you find this class both interesting and informative. Since this is an online class, you need to manage your time wisely and be organized. Please know that I am here to help you in any way possible (within reason), but it is ultimately your responsibility to take ownership of your success in the class.
Please make sure that you have access to a reliable internet connection and have the ability to access common products (mostly Powerpoint, Word, and pdf documents) for the class.
Since this is a summer course, the material will come at a fairly quick pace. You will have at least one chapter assignment and/or quiz due roughly every 4-5 days that must be submitted by the posted deadlines. Physics can be a demanding subject, so you must be able to commit a good amount of time in order to grasp the material.
IMPORTANT! The midterm and final are proctored and must be taken in a Testing Center located on any one of the Bucks campuses. If this is not possible, proper arrangements for proctoring at an approved alternate site must be completed during the first week of class.
I look forward to working with you in the course! If you have any questions feel free to email me at Michael.Babij@bucks.edu.