Orientation for this course is recommended.
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 will be Q & A regarding ADOBE Photoshop and Illustrator programs, how to work through the text, what we will be learning, and how to navigate through Canvas. You will not be able to move forward with the course until you complete my online orientation!
Lastly, to take this course online you must have the current software for Photoshop and Illustrator. Please make sure to have these programs prior to the class starting.
Any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Welcome to class -- and thanks for signing up for VAMM100-Digital Imaging. I hope it’s an enjoyable experience. Prior to taking this online class you must have the current software for Photoshop and Illustrator. Please make sure to have these programs prior to the class starting.
Before getting into the organizational details and topics of the course, you might be wondering why the course is presented online in the first place. One advantage of the online format is the ability to include digital images, instructional videos from Lynda.com and other sources as well as from myself. I will also provide you with some wonderful tutorials in the handout format that you can print and follow along at your own pace. Hopefully they will make the subject more interesting and the material easier to understand.
Prior to navigating this course I would spend as much time as possible learning Canvas, our wonderful new learning management system. If you are familiar with Canvas you will find this quite easy to navigate.
To learn more about the specific tools available in Canvas, please click on each of the navigation links to learn about each of them. During our first week I will be posting some extremely helpful tutorials on several of the functions that we will be using within Canvas. If you have any questions regarding canvas you can visit the technology center. I can also help during our Orientation the first week of class.