COMM110: Effective Speaking
Section: EG2     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearMarch 2013 / (10 weeks): Mar 4, 2013 to May 14, 2013
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Victoria Mahmoud   Email: Victoria.Mahmoud@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8425

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 8 - 12 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

eLearning:
Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Format

A sample Course Format is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. Course Formats explain how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

This information has expired. If you are looking for current course information you must go to the current semester course information page.

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 start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at bucks.instructure.com

  • 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 department directly.

Click 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. The library at BCCC has digital cameras that are available for loan, just like a book. MInDSpace personnel can also help you with uploading your video to Canvas!

Students must organize an audience of at least FIVE ADULTS. The audience must be shown prior to the speech and visible throughout the presentation. You must record your speeches where you will not be interrupted, either in your home, school or work environment.

Late assignments (speeches, online assignments, discussion postings, etc.) are not accepted unless appropriate documentation is provided. 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 may be required to complete assignments, address weekly topics on the electronic discussion board and possibly participate in chats. If you are unfamiliar with Canvas, please sign up for an orientation class. Contact online learning for more information. Online Learning requires that you are a mature and organized individual who will be dedicated to completing course work on your own. I will be available by email or telephone, to help you with your work, but the major responsibility for completing work is yours.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via email at mahmoudv@bucks.edu.

I look forward to a great semester1

Victoria Mahmoud

The official college syllabus for this course can be found on the College's web site.