Getting Started With This Course
Orientation for this course is optional.
Your instructor will be handling orientation as indicated below.
Other Orientation Information
Information about the course will be available on Canvas in the Announcements section. The course is essentially a reading and writing course focused exclusively on World War II with an emphasis on the US role in that war. Events leading up to the war are considered first, this is followed by an account of the war, and finally the results of the war.
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
There are five essays (written assignments) based upon the textbook, James L. Stokesbury, A Short History of World War II. In addition, there is a book report due at the end of the semester. A book list for this purpose is included in the course format (syllabus) which appears on Canvas and which may be obtained at www.bucks.edu/welcome some weeks before the start of the semester. The final grade is determined by the grades received for papers, online discussion posts, and the book report. There are no online videos required in the course, nor are there exams. Film suggestions are made, but are not a course requirement. More detailed information about the course may be found in the course syllabus available from the instructor (email@example.com) or on the course space on Canvas.
While tentative at this early date, the book for the course will be: James L. Stokesbury, A Short History of World War II. It will be available in the college bookstore; also, it may be found at online book sites such as abebooks.com. The book is the heart of the course, and the expectation is that all students will read and study it in its entirety.