Accessing Your Course
This course will use a website developed by a textbook publisher.
Specific details for accessing this website
will be provided by your instructor.
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, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. 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
All classes, including labs will be online. If you would like to meet f2f, I will be available for appointments as necessary.
Exams, quizzes, and assignments will be online components. The Final Exam will be taken face-to-face at any of the three testing centers (located at any of the three BCCC campuses), and will require a security code that I will provide. The Final will be available to take over a couple of days.
You are only required to purchase one textbook, the customized version of Inquiry into Life (by Mader - 13th ed.). The BCCC bookstore has the required textbook listed as follows: INQUIRY INTO LIFE SELECTED CHAPTERS BIOL 101
ISBN: 9780077450342 (MADER (COMES IN OPTION #3)). You are not required to purchase a lab book, as all of our labs are virtual labs. You are also REQUIRED to purchase the Connect Plus component, as all assessments and assignments (except the virtual lab) will be taken in this venue.