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, 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
Students must have access to a digital video camera for this class. Use of a webcam for this class is not allowed.
Once speeches are videotaped, students will upload speeches onto the publisher support site called "Connect Lucas."
Students must have access to a professional presentation space to deliver and videotape their presentation. Unless there is a disability accommodation made, speeches are not allowed to be delivered from home!
For each speech, students must arrange an audience of at least six (6) adults. The audience must be introduced prior to the speech and visible throughout the presentation. The audience must complete an evaluation sheet for the speech presentation.
Late assignments (Speeches, online assignments, discussion postings, etc.) are not accepted unless appropriate documentation is provided to substantiate the claim.
This semester, the class work for the course will be computer intensive and will require students to have access to the Internet. Using our Canvas "Virtual Classroom," you will be required to complete assignments, address weekly topics on the electronic discussion board and possibly participate in chats. Contact online learning for more information @ 215-968-8052.
Since these courses usually fill up, there will be no extra time for extra or make-up speeches. If you know that you have a conflict with any deadline, you should sign up for a different section.
REQUIRED TEXT The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen Lucas,
Elder, L. & Paul, R. (2009), How to Study and Learn Elder, L. & Paul, R. (2009), Analytic Thinking
Elder, L. & Paul R. (2009), The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking
Online Learning requires that you are a mature, innovative, self-starter who will be dedicated to completing course work on your own, with minimal guidance. I hope that we can work together for a successful semester. I will be available by email, telephone, and in-person meetings to facilitate your work process, but the major responsibility for completing work is yours.
Keep in mind, your enrollment in this class begins immediately!
If you have any questions or concerns, either before or after registering, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to working with you!
The official college syllabus for this course can be found on the College's web site.