Your instructor will hold the orientation online using self-paced tools, email and/or discussions. (A self-paced orientation does NOT mean the entire course is self-paced.) You should plan to access your online course no later than the first day of the session. Failure to do so may jeopardize your grade.
Your instructor will be handling orientation as indicated below.
Other Orientation Information
Orientation to the course will be handled through a module in Canvas titled "Start Here." The orientation tasks in the module must be completed before the student will be able to access any class activities.
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
Requirements for enrollment:
- Students must have regular, reliable access to the
internet with a computer that is properly configured to use Canvas.
- Students must have access to a scanner so work such as graphs and calculations can be submitted electronically.
- Students must have met the following prerequisites
before enrolling in this course:
- Completion of PHYS106 (C or better)
Challenges of E-Learning:
Course Activities - students will:
- Students utilizing the E-Learning mode require strong independent learning skills to be successful. Although there is flexibility about when and where you do your studying, you will find that it takes more time than is typical for a face-to-face course.
- For a successful summer session, you must be a
self-disciplined, highly motivated learner who can spend about 25 hours each week working on activities for our 5-and-a-half week course. We will
be covering material that is normally taught over 15 weeks (5 hours/week), so it will feel like three lab courses rolled into one.
- Complete the orientation to the course.
- Share information and interests with classmates.
- Read information and study figures, illustrations, formulas, and captions in the textbook.
- View the lectures, demonstrations, and tutorials for each chapter.
- View/read the instructor's materials for each chapter.
- Discuss questions on each chapter.
- Complete collaborative investigations in small groups.
- Complete self-check homework problems.
- Take timed online chapter quizzes.
- Review quiz solutions.
- Complete virtual laboratory experiments and lab reports.
- Discuss questions on the labs.
- Prepare for the midterm exam.
- Take the midterm exam in the Newtown Testing Center.
- Review the midterm solutions.
- Prepare for the final exam.
- Take the final exam in the Newtown Testing Center.
COLLEGE PHYSICS 9th Edition, Volume II, by Hugh Young, Addison-Wesley 2012; ISBN-13: 978-0-321-76623-6
Exploration of Physics Simulation Library Vol. 1 - This CD is available at the Newtown BCCC Bookstore at a reduced price.
For further information about the course or to learn more about the instructor, please contact the instructor directly: