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, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. 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
Check Canvas for possible access as early as 8/21/13.
The on-line version of Biol. 121 will include lecture slide review, various videos, active participation in Biology Labs On Line, class discussion via Canvas, practice exams and review sessions for all exams.
All of the exams are proctored and will be taken in the Testing Center on one of the Buck's campuses. For students who do not live near campus, alternate testing arrangements may be made in advance.
Students need regular access to a computer and the internet. The course utilizes the College's course management system, Canvas; the text book's web site CONNECT for graded quizzes, and the Biology Labs On-Line web site for lab work.
The required books are Biology third edition by Brooker, McGraw Hill publisher, with premium Connect access code; and Biology Labs On-Line by Palladino, Benjamin Cummings Co. publisher, with web site access code.