IB 105 Online is an introduction to ecological
principles in relation to understanding
environmental problems; emphasizes impacts upon
ecosystems by human activities such as air and
water pollution, usage of pesticides and pest
control measures, industrialization of
agriculture, and development of energy sources.
IB 105 Online
is a fully online course using the Moodle
Learning Management system
IB 105 Online is a fast-paced, ONLINE course with
no face-to-face class meetings. All
lecture/lessons, learning activities, and
assessments will be conducted in Moodle.
Lectures/lessons and graded online learning
activities will take advantage of a wide range of
biology web resources, including text, video, and
animations. You may participate in
asynchronous online review discussions with your
instructors and classmates. All assignments
and testing will be conducted online. Weekly
exams must be taken on Thursday afternoons.
This is a 3–credit hour course. The course
is 8 weeks long. Please be aware that this
course is accelerated in nature; 16 weeks’ worth
of content will be covered in an 8-week time span.
You should dedicate approximately 9–12 hours per
week to working on the course itself, but actual
time commitments will vary depending on your
input, needs, and personal study habits. You are
required to log on to the course website a minimum
of 4 days per week but as discussions develop, you
will probably need to do so more frequently.
With the exception of the first and 8th weeks,
each content module will start on a Friday and end
the following Thursday. See the course schedule
for specific dates.
You will be randomly assigned to a "discussion
group" of 16-20 students. Students in the same
discussion group will interact with each other and
a course facilitator in interactive forums
throughout the course.
Weekly Activities Include:
1 to 3 content lessons which will include
questions that must be answered to receive
credit for completing the lesson.
1 or 2 interactive discussions and/or
a one-hour, online "Weekly Exam" to be taken
within the time frame of 2-6 PM on the last
day of the week. The last exam will occur on
the last day of regular classes on Wednesday,
There will be no comprehensive final exam.