Getting Started With This Course
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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
Lifespan Development is often termed "Cradle to Grave" Psychology because we explore all of the life stages. It's a great course because we can all relate. We discuss physical, emotional, social and psychological changes at various ages (including caregiving for others). We investigate topics such as fertility, labor, easy & difficult babies, language & intelligence, make believe friends, pretend play (remember when a sheet was a cape that helped you to fly?), school achievement and friendships (good & bad; BFFs - cyber-bullying), those awkward, yet often adventurous, teen years, young adulthood - challenges and accomplishments (intimacy/career/family), middle age (a lot of myth-busting here) and elderly years (living to 100 is becoming quite common; best to think about creating a long-term quality life).
Success in this course consists of reading the text, posting on our shared discussion board, handing in assignments and being prepared for the 4 mandatory exams in the course. There is no need to come to campus as all requirements for this course are online. However, if you'd occasionally like to sit in on the face to face version of this class you are welcome (given that there is enough seating).