Biology 10 - The Living World

San Jose State University

An Asynchronous, No Zoom Online Course

Ins. Mary Poffenroth (She/Her)

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Welcome to Summer 2022!

Even though the semester doesn't officially start until July 5, 2022, please begin by reviewing your Syllabus for Summer 22

Our course is asynchronous, meaning that we do not have any in real time meetings and there are no zoom sessions to attend. You will not see the course appear in your Canvas page until the official first day of class.


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.

Are you new to Canvas? Do this quick tutorial here:

More about Canvas can be found at


Do You Need to Purchase Materials?

We have one purchase associated with Bio 10, which is access to McGraw Hill Connect. This is a digital learning platform that is required by the biology department for all Bio 10 courses at SJSU. Details on how to enroll and purchase can be found in Module 0 inside our Canvas course.


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.


Do You Have All The Resources You Need?

SJSU has iPads, Laptops, and other tech items for you to check out at but what about all the other needs of life? From Apples (food pantry) to Zoology (research opportunities in STEM), SJSU has you covered! Please check out all the ways SJSU can connect and support you in this handout created by the Bio Dept. HERE.