Biology 10 - The Living World

San Jose State University


Welcome to Winter 2020!

Even though the semester doesn't officially start until Jan 2, 20202, please begin by downloading our Winter 2020 Syllabus Here


Can You Access Canvas?

Please make sure you can get into Canvas now. If you can't access, please contact eCampus immediately. Canvas will be the foundation of everything we do and you will need to access it many times throughout each week. More about Canvas can be found at


Procure Your Materials

-JovE Biology (Required, $25)

JoVE Biology is our digital video based textbook. You will need to complete your weekly quizzes there. I have negotiated for our course to be at a 50% discount off cover rate - Please enroll for Winter 2020 here:

-Write, Present, Create: Science Communication for Undergraduates by Poffenroth (Recommended): Free copies in MLK Course Reserves for checkout. Available for optional purchase at Spartan Bookstore, Cognella (digital version) and Amazon


Sign Into Canvas on Day 1

Make sure you have your notifications turned on. On the first day of our term, you will see our course. Canvas is where all our class info, lectures, updates & announcements will be posted.

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Mary Poffenroth, MSc

Los Angeles | San Jose | London