BIOLOGY 140: ANIMALS,
PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Welcome to Biology 140 ONLINE. Please read the document concerning the class carefully. You will have to complete an online orientation and take a quiz on the syllabus, which is due Sunday, August 25 before midnight. The course site is https://smccd.mrooms.net
An optional on-campus orientation will be held on FRIDAY, August 23 from 2-3 PM in room 7111.
The course will be available by August 19. In the mean time, please read below.
Need to add? Add codes will be provided to those on the waitlist who request one. The add code is valid after August 19.
This section of Biology 140, Animals, People, and the Environment is offered entirely online.
On-campus meeting (optional)
Weekly quizzes may be taken at any time during the assigned week, but they will close each Sunday at midnight. You will be allowed 2 attempts, and your highest score will be counted.
Two midterms and a cumulative final exam will be taken under structured conditions. These are timed, secured exams. You must begin the exam during the times/dates specified below.
Midterm 1: Login between 12 AM (midnight), 9/26 and 12 AM, 9/29
Midterm 2: Login between 12 AM 10/31 and 12 AM 11/3
Final Exam: Login between 12 AM 12/12 and 12 AM 12/15
In this course, you will be required to download and view Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, iTunes, and Adobe Acrobat files.
If you do not have these programs installed on your computer, you can download free viewers.
MS Office (Word & PPT)
Read the course syllabus. If you have questions, ask them publicly in the Q & A forum. If you need to ask a private question, send me an email. Be sure to put Biology 140 F 13 in the subject line.
Emails without a subject will be deleted.
You can expect an answer within 24 hours, M-F.
The textbook is a custom text. Assigned readings refer to the custom page numbers, which are shaded in green.
Use the calendar on the right side to note important dates.
Now go to "Are You Ready for some Online Learning?"
Watch closely: all graded items are in the weekly box and marked with a *.