Accessing Your Course
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
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
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.