BIOL181: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Section: E59     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearFall 2014 / (15 weeks): Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Stephen Sullivan   Email: Stephen.Sullivan@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-504-8588

Course Credits

4 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 6 - 9 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:
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

Orientation for this course is REQUIRED.
Failure to participate in a REQUIRED orientation, as specified below, may jeopardize your grade.

Online

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
Online Orientation videos and instructions will be available in the Canvas site on the first day of classes and must be started immediately. A score of 100% on an orientation quiz (covering said materials) will be required to move on with the course.

Accessing Your Course

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.


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.


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

This e-learning course runs the length of the Fall semester. It is NOT self-paced. The labs are performed at home via physiology lab simulation software and virtual cadaver dissection software. Access to these products are included with the textbook.

The REQUIRED textbook is Anatomy & Physiology, The Unity of Form and Function, 7th Edition, by Ken Saladin. A PREVIOUS EDITION IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AND WILL NOT ALLOW YOU ACCESS TO OUR COURSE MATERIALS. We will be using web-based computer programs called Connect, Tegrity, Anatomy & Physiology Revealed 3.0, and PhILS 4.0. All of these are accessible via ONE online access code that comes with the new textbook. I highly recommend purchasing the book new in the bookstore. A used book will not come with online access, which you will have to purchase separately. You have two choices, a hardcover version of the book and a less-expensive, three-hole-punch version of the book: just buy one). You can also elect the least expensive option, the fully online book available the 1st day of class. Accommodations will not be made for students who go out on their own to get materials and end up with the wrong stuff.

There will NOT be an in-person orientation held at the start of the semester rather there will be Orientation materials available on the first day of classes in our Canvas Course Space accessible at www.bucks.instructure.com that online learning will direct you toward.

Weekly homework quizzes are untimed and taken at home, while 5 NON open-book exams will be taken on campus in one of our three testing centers (Newtown, Bristol, or Perkasie). Exams will be available during a specific date range spanning about one week (most likely Saturday to Saturday). You can take the exam at any time the centers are open during that range. No appointment is necessary. The testing center in Newtown is open until 9pm on Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, until 4pm on Tuesday & Friday, and until 1pm on Saturdays (satellite campuses have limited hours). A link to the testing center website will be provided in Canvas so you can always check their schedule before an exam. These are the only on-campus requirements.

This is not a self-paced course. You must be prepared for exams when I schedule them. The full semester's schedule will be available at the start of the semester. The E-learning course is not for people who do not have time for school. All the knowledge & understanding that is expected of face-to-face students is expected of online students.