BIOL101: Biological Science I
Section: E13     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSummer I 2013 / (6 weeks): May 28, 2013 to Jul 3, 2013
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Millicent Heeney Stemple   Email: Millicent.HeeneyStemple@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8305

Course Credits

4 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 13 - 20 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:
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.
  • 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.


Publisher's Website

This course will use a website developed by a textbook publisher. Specific details for accessing this website will be provided by your instructor.


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

All classes, including labs will be online. If you would like to meet f2f, I will be available for appointments as necessary. The first day of the semester is OUR first day of class! You will have components due the first week of class.

Remember online courses do require a large amount of discipline on your part. Face-to-face biol 101 courses meet for four hours and forty minutes per week. Students are then recommended to double that time for studying and doing homework outside of class. Therefore to be successful in this online version of the class I recommend at least 15 hours of work per week for class. You must be organized and disciplined in your scheduled times of study to succeed in this course! I will always be there to help you succeed in the class. Do not hesitate to email me at anytime for help related to the class.

Exams, Quizzes, Labs, and Homework Assignments will all be online components, excluding/except the Final Exam. The Final Exam will be taken at one of the three campus' tutoring centers though, and will require a security code that I will provide!!! This is the only component that will need to be taken or completed at the testing center. The Final will be available to take over a couple of days.

You are only required to purchase one textbook, the customized version of Inquiry into Life (by Mader - 13th ed.), and the Connect Plus access code. The BCCC bookstore has the required textbook with Connect listed as follows: INQUIRY INTO LIFE BIOL 101 W/Connect ISBN: 9780077835132 (MADER (COMES IN OPTION #3)). (If you are going to take Biol 101 and 102 I would purchase the larger book though.) You are not required to purchase a lab book, as all of our labs are virtual labs. You are REQUIRED to purchase the Connect Plus component though! All Homework Assignments and Assessments (i.e. Exams and Quizzes), other than the virtual labs, will be in Connect only! The Labs are in Canvas.