Orientation for this course is optional.
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.
Other Orientation Information
Orientation Information has been updated
Complete package of course materials will be send to students by the start of the semester. All course requirements and procedures are explained in this mailing. Follow-up Q&A and discussion session(s)will be conducted on Canvas. Text may be purchased in advance of semester and the introductory chapter read (p.1-39): Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts by de Blij, Muller, and Nijman, 15th edition, 2012.(Note: "Binder Edition" is preferred and is sold at the campus bookstore)
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
Geography students must have access to a computer for email contact with the instructor and for other online activities, including use of the announcement and discussion boards and visiting the publisher's website. Four exams are scheduled at approximately equal intervals throughout the semester; students are required to do the testing at one of the college's three testing centers (Newtown, Bristol, or Perkasie). A testing schedule and times are provided to the student with the introductory course materials. Alternately, students who can't do the testing at one of the above centers may choose to be tested with the assistance of and in the presence of a proctor. A proctoring form must be submitted (See additional notes on testing).