Accessing Your Course
Blackboard Vista (Bb Vista)
Your course is using Blackboard Vista (Bb Vista)! Your student account in Bb Vista will be created about 2 weeks prior to the start of your class and you can log into the system at that time. Please use the time before the start of your class to become familiar with Bb Vista by using the tutorials provided for you.
You will be able to access your course as of
1 AM on the official course start date.
Log in to your Bucks Bb Vista course space at:
- Username: Your new user account will consist of your last name and first initial, and if necessary, followed by a random number. For example, John Smith's user account will be smithj4567
- Password: Your initial password for all systems will be reset to "bd" followed by your birthdate in mmddyy format. (Example: bd042372 for 4/23/72). You will need to establish your new password immediately, which is 6-9 characters in length, using letters & numbers. You should also establish a password hint at this time.
- To obtain your new user account go to
and select 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 your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security #. Your new user account name will display on the screen
Note: If you registered late, there may be a short delay in activating your Bb Vista login.
Computer Requirements and Settings
Your computer must be correctly configured to work with Bb Vista. Before you login do the Check Browser located on the Bb Vista login page. This will ensure your browser is configured so the complete functionality of this application is available to you. If errors are detected, mandatory or recommended changes will be indicated.
Some Bb Vista courses that use content provided by textbook publishers require an access code.
If your course requires one, you will
be prompted to enter it the first time you access the course.
This access code may be
included with the purchase of a new textbook, or may be
purchased separately from the textbook publisher through
If you purchased a used textbook and do not yet have an access code, you can obtain a 15-day temporary code the first time you log in by clicking the "get temporary code" link. You will then have 15 days to purchase your access code.
Detailed troubleshooting information is available by clicking on Help
on the Bb Vista login page or on any page within the system after you have logged in.
Learning To Use Bb Vista
- Face-To-Face Workshops!
are offered at the beginning of each
full semester at the Newtown campus.
- LIVE Online Sessions!
are offered via web conferencing before the start of each modular session and full semester.
http://www.bucks.edu/e-resources/virtual-campus/after-registration/kickoff/ for dates and times.
We also encourage you to use the various "Learning Bb Vista" courses provided online when you log in to your Bb Vista account.
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
Thank you for your interest in Nutrition - HLTH 120. I hope that you will benefit immensely from the many experiences you will have to explore the science of nutrition. Please note that this course is an e-learning course through Bb Vista. ALL aspects of the courses (assignments, examinations, and postings) are completed online through the Bb Vista coursespace. At least 1 week prior to the start of classes, a WELCOME EMAIL will be sent to all registered students BCCC email account providing additional information regarding the course and the course format.
This course will explore the nutrients in food and the body's handling of those nutrients, also with the role nutrition plays in health.
There will be a mandatory online orientation session for all students to complete once classes start. Students will have access to the course space and online orientation on the first day of classes. To complete the online orientation, the student must enter the course space and click on the "Online Orientation - Start Here" icon. Students must successfully complete the online orientation (e.g., score a 100% (9) on the quiz) to gain full access into the HLTH 120 - Nutrition course space. Students can retake the quiz multiple times.
This course uses a course management system called Bb Vista. It is recommended that students take the Learning Bb Vista Student Orientation and the Planet Bb Vista Materials. Additionaly, students are encouraged to visit the Technology Learning Center for assistance in understanding Bb Vista and e-learning course, additionally it will aid in the technological aspects of the course.
All of the recommended components (Technology Learning Center, Learning Bb Vista Student Orientation, and the Planet Bb Vista Materials)contains information you will need in order to decide if your computer meets the minimal requirements for accessing the course. The materials also contains information on the proper browser settings that must be used with Bb Vista.
Title : The Science of Nutrition
Author : Thompson, Manore, & Vaughan
Publisher : Pearson-Benjamin Cummings
Edition/Year : 1st Edition
Additional information : The textbook has a slice of an orange on the cover
Title : My Nutrition Lab with My Diet Analysis 2.0
Publisher : Pearson-Benjamin Cummings
Additional information : The will provide you with the online access code to the dietary analysis software that is required for assignment 1.
The course is designed so that you, the student, can benefit from various methods of communication with the instructor and your fellow students. This means that you will be required to participate in various chat sessions, and utilize the numerous internet methods to communicate, send assignments, take tests and quizzes, and perform your own research. Remember, your success in this class will be directly linked to your utilization of the various tools available to you.
Some things that will be required for your effective participation in this course are the following items:
- Access to a Computer with Internet Access
- Active participation in on-line discussions and chat sessions
- Timely completion of required examinations and class assignments. NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED! (ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE Bb Vista COURSE SPACE)