Instructor:  Shari Bookstaff
Office: 7217
Office Phone:  738-4250
Office Hours: Online door card

Spring 2014:

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, January 19 before midnight. The course site is

An optional on-campus orientation will be held on FRIDAY, January 17 from 2-3 PM in room 7109.

The course will be available by January 13. 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 January 13.

Click on the photo for information.

This section of Biology 140, Animals, People, and the Environment is offered entirely online.

On-campus meeting (optional)
2 PM

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), 2/13 and 12 AM, 2/16
Midterm 2: Login between 12 AM 3/20 and 12 AM 3/23
Final Exam: Login between 12 AM 5/15 and 12 AM 5/18


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.

Word viewer
Powerpoint viewer
PDF viewer

MS Office (Word & PPT)
PDF viewer
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 S 14 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 *.