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1 Presented by Janine Termine Welcome 095 Basic Algebra

2 Important Information Professor : Janine Termine E-mail: Phone number: 215-968-8130 Office: F124

3 Required Materials CourseCompass/MyMathLab, Course ID needed from instructor. (All homework and quizzes will be completed online.) Text Book, the required text book can be found on the provided syllabus…(This is optional-there is an e-book online if you choose not to purchase a text book, but there is not much savings by doing this.) Access to a computer. This is an online course and computer access is assumed. E-mail Account. All communications will be via e-mail. In order to sign up for CourseCompass, you will need a valid e-mail account. You can use your student account provided from Bucks or your personal e-mail. It is your responsibility to check your e- mails often.

4 Registering for CourseCompass Go to You need an individual access code. Access codes are packaged free with new texts (Text books are packaged as 3-ring punch books and should be purchased from the Bookstore for around $85) or an access code can be bought over the Internet with a credit card for about $80. The book and code together are the best deal. The Course ID can also be found in the provided syllabus. The code will be your instructor’s last name with five digits following it. (Example: termine12345)

5 Registering for CourseCompass Go to http://www.coursecompass.com Registration is only done one time

6 Registering for CourseCompass Online this page has been updated and may look a little different. You need an individual access code. It is packaged free with new texts or access can be bought online at this time. Click on next and enter the course ID number. The course ID number is your instructor’s last name followed by five digits. Read through this page.

7 Registering for CourseCompass The Course ID for this can be found in the provided syllabus. Enter the Course ID in the box and press Find Course. Below is an example of what you might see (Your instructor’s name should appear): Course: termine24458 – Bucks E-learning Spr10 095 End Date: May 11, 2010 Instructor: Professor Janine Termine Instructor's Email: Next, you can register for your course by using the Access Code that came with the purchase of a new book or directly from the The cost of purchasing an access code online is about $80. Note: the Bucks zip code is 18940

8 Installation Wizard Once you have registered, go into CourseCompass. Your first step is to read my announcement and run the MyMathLab Installation Wizard. The wizard walks you through installing the plug-ins and players you need to access the multimedia content in your course. MyMathLab Installation Wizard Be sure that you allow pop-ups on the site. CourseCompass must be designated as a trusted site. We will explore CourseCompass together after we review the remaining policies.

9 Navigating CourseCompass Homepage Please note the navigation buttons are on the left side of the homepage. The homepage will display important due dates and your progress in the course. Under “Coming Soon” are direct links to assignments that are due in the near future.

10 Navigating CourseCompass Chapters Click on Chapter 1 and you will see the all the required sections for Chapter 1, Quizzes and Reviews.

11 Navigating CourseCompass Individual Sections Click on Section 1.2 and you will see the suggested course of study broken down into steps…

12 Navigating CourseCompass Step 1 STEP 1 - Print Notes 1.2 Student_Organizer_1.2.pdf Student_Organizer_1.2.pdf The above link in CourseCompass will be linked the “Guided Lecture Notes” notes that you should print out and fill in while reading and/or watching the video in STEP 2. All notes should be kept in order in a three ring binder. Notebooks will be collected on test days and graded for neatness, correct order and supporting work for all homework assignments.

13 Navigating CourseCompass Step 2 – Textbook Reading STEP 2 - 1.2 Textbook Reading Open the multimedia textbook section to access video clips, animations, and practice exercises. Please take notes in your notebook (the notes that you printed out in Step 1).multimedia textbook section The above link in CourseCompass will take you to your e- book. It is important that you read each section and fill in your notes before coming to class.

14 Navigating CourseCompass Step 3 – Video Lecture STEP 3 - 1.2 Video Lecture Watch a video presentation for this section of your textbook. Please take notes in your notebook (the notes that you printed out in Step 1).video presentation The above link in CourseCompass will take you to the video lecture for the section you are working on. The videos are excellent recourses for learning and understanding the material.

15 Navigating CourseCompass Step 4 – In Class Assingmnets STEP 4 – In Class Assignment This will be a link to the Assignments in CourseCompass. You must locate the “In Class Assignment” that you will need to be working on in class. All “In Class Assignments” will be 10 questions. There is an “In Class Assignment for each section. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to do the assignment at home.

16 Navigating CourseCompass Step 5 – Homework Assignment STEP 5 - Homework Assignment Section1.2 Follow this link to MyMathLab and do the corresponding assignment for 1.2. STEP 5 - Homework Assignment Section1.2 The homework links for all sections will take you to “all” homework assignments…you will have to locate the appropriate assignment. (More on homework later in the presentation.)

17 Suggested Course of Study Summary It is highly recommended that you follow all the chapters in the order they are presented on the left menu bar. Within each chapter you will find chapter sections, quizzes and reviews. These are numbered in the order you should learn them. Within each section, you will find the suggested course of study...Set a side at least two hours for each section. STEP 1 – Print out notes. STEP 2 – Read textbook section and fill in notes. STEP 3 – Watch video and fill in notes. STEP 4 – In Class Assignment STEP 5 – Locate and do homework assignment.

18 Grading Policy - Homework Homework Average – 20% of your final grade All homework is to be completed online in CourseCompass. You can access homework assignments via Step 4 in each section. You can also access them under “Coming Soon” on the homepage if the assignment is due in the near future. Once in “Homework”, I suggest clicking on the “Show all button” at the top of the Homework page. You must adhere to the “due dates”. If an assignment states “past due” you will still be able to do it, however, you will lose 3% of the assignments final grade for each day it is late. You will not be able to proceed to a new assignment without scoring a 70% on the previous assignment.

19 Grading Policy – Homework (con’t) You can increase your homework grade by re-entering an assignment (before or on the due date) and clicking on questions that you got wrong. Once there, go to the bottom of the page and click on “Similar Problem”. This will bring up a new problem for you to do. You can do this until you get it correct. You can also enter an assignment after the due date for review purposes…just make sure you choose the “review” option when presented to you by CourseCompass.

20 Quizzes Quiz Average – 15% of your final grade All quizzes are to be completed in CourseCompass. There is a Mid Chapter Quiz and an End of the Chapter Quiz for EVERY chapter. You can access your quizzes via “Coming Soon” on the home page and/or by clicking on a chapter and locating the appropriate quiz link. All quizzes can be taken twice. The “Study Plan” should be reviewed after you take a quiz the first time.

21 Study Plan (Quizzes) After you take a quiz for the first time, click on “Study Plan” at the left side of the home page.

22 Study Plan Con’t The “pencil” indicates questions that you need to work on before you take the next quiz.

23 Study Plan (Quizzes) The “pencil” will appear next to topics or objectives that you need to work on before you retake the quiz. Click on the topic next to the pencil. It will expand further and you will see more “pencils”. When you click on these topics, a window will open with questions with more “pencils”. These are the questions you want to concentrate on before you take the quiz for the second time.

24 Tests Test Average – 45% of you final grade There will be four tests that must be taken in class on the assigned dates. There are no test make ups. A missed test will result in a Zero. At the end of the semester, your lowest test score will be dropped and replaced with the grade you receive on the final.

25 Final The final is worth 20% of your total grade. It will be given during the exam period after the last day of classes. Please make sure you do not make any plans to be away during the finals period. It will consist of 40-50 multiple choice questions.

26 Grading Review Homework: 20% Quizzes: 15% Tests: 45% Final 20% _____________________ Total:100%

27 Withdraw Policy I reserve the right to withdraw anyone who falls more than two weeks behind in their assignments and/or has more than three unexcused absences. Once you fall behind, it is very difficult to catch up. You can find the withdraw date in the syllabus. The best thing you can do is to set time aside for your course work each week.

28 Please read your syllabus and then take the Orientation Quiz once you are registered in CourseCompass

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