IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Students who are registered for the course will have access to the course on June 24th. I WILL BE OUT OF THE COUNTRY AT THE START OF THE COURSE. THEREFORE, AN OPTIONAL (INFORMATIONAL) CHAT SESSION WILL OCCUR ON Sunday, JUNE 26TH FROM 8:00 – 8:30 AM IN CHAT ROOM 1. THIS SESSION IS NOT REQUIRED AND NOT SCORED, BUT OPEN TO STUDENTS IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS ASPECTS OF THE COURSE BEFORE THE START OF THE COURSE. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, THE CHAT LOGS WILL BE POSTED FOR YOU TO REVIEW.
There is one (1) required chat session. The chat session is scheduled for 7/17/2011 8:00 – 8:30 am in CHAT ROOM 1. This required chat session is worth 10 points and students MUST BE present in the chat and participate in the class discussion to receive credit. Students should attempt to enter chat room 1 prior to the scheduled chat session to make sure that they are able to log in. If students are unable to attend the chat session, the chat logs will be posted for review. However, they will not be rewarded points for the chat session.
Access to this course will begin as of 1 AM on June 24th.
Thank you for your interest in Nutrition - HLTH120. 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 eLearning course through BbVista. ALL aspects of the courses (assignments, examinations, and postings) are completed online through the BbVista 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 HLTH120 - Nutrition course space. Students can retake the quiz multiple times.
This course uses a course management system called Blackboard Vista. It is recommended that students take the Learning BbVista Student Orientation and the Planet BbVista Student Materials. Additionally, students are encouraged to contact the Technology Learning Center for assistance in understanding BbVista and eLearning course, additionally it will aid in the technological aspects of the course.
All of the recommended components (Learning BbVista Student Orientation, and the Planet BbVista Student Materials)contain information you will need in order to decide if your computer meets the minimal requirements for accessing the course. The materials also contain information on the proper browser settings that must be used with BbVista.
Title : The Science of Nutrition
Author : Thompson, Manore, & Vaughan
Publisher : Pearson-Benjamin Cummings
Edition/Year : 2nd Edition
Additional textbook (not required, strongly recommended) MyNutritionLab® with MyDietAnalysis Student Access Code Card for The Science of Nutrition, 2nd Edition By Janice Thompson, Melinda Manore, Linda Vaughan ISBN: 0-321-74239-7 Published by Benjamin Cummings.
Additional information : The will provide you with the online access to the dietary analysis software that is required for assignment 1 and has additional resources and tool to assist with student learning.
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 COURSE SPACE)