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
This course is more than memorizing factual information to successfully pass an online test. It is an invitation to participate with your classmates and instructor in an online supportive learning community that focuses on the study of behavior and mental processes.
You will be expected to:
- Read your textbook
- Complete WEEKLY assignments and submit them in a timely fashion, when required.
- Post thoughtful and frequent comments during online discussions
- Journal online.
- Create a profile of 'Our Class' based on the results of online assessments.
- Design and conduct a mini-research project.
- Participate in an online group experience (Psychological Disorders and Therapies Unit).
- Complete four (4) tests throughout the semester
The course will cover the following topics: The History of Psychology, Research Methods, Personality & Development, Biology of Behavior, Consciousness, Critical Thinking, Memory and Learning, Psychological Disorders & Therapies, Sociocultural Awareness, and Emotion, Stress and Health.
Interactive web resources, video clips and audio recordings will be used to enhance the online experience.
Whether you are new to an online course or are an experienced online student, your instructor is committed to helping you succeed!
I look forward to meeting you online!
Dr. Aurora Hill