or through text message. Please bring your electronic device to class, and ensure that it is charged
and not in Airplane mode, but muted. In the unlikely event that you do not have access to ANY
device in order to text or access the web, you must let the instructor know during the first class.
Please register for Top Hat early, as questions for participation marks will start on January 17th.
Here is information on using Top Hat if you have not used it before:
TopHat: An invitation will be sent to you by email, but if don’t receive this email, you can
register by simply visiting the course website: https://app.tophat.com/e/958471 The unique
join code for this course is: 958471.
Course Name: BIOL 107 Introduction to Cell Biology (LEC B02 Wi19).
Top Hat Classroom requires a paid subscription, and a full breakdown of all options can be
found here: www.tophat.com/pricing. Should you require assistance with Top Hat at any
time, due to the fact that they require specific user information to troubleshoot these issues,
please contact their Support Team directly by way of email (firstname.lastname@example.org), the in
app support button, or by calling 1-888-663-5491.
If your device periodically loses connection in the classroom, you can send a text/sms with your
phone. For instructions see https://success.tophat.com/s/article/Student-SMS-Text-Message-
Quiz Questions (3%)
Short quiz question sets will be posted on eClass throughout the term. Each quiz will be
available for a defined time; students should expect to take about one quiz per week (5-10 minutes
each). Together, the quizzes are worth 3% of your total grade. To get the most out of this process
you should work out for yourself why correct answers are correct and incorrect answers are
incorrect. These samples should give you a sense of the difficulty of questions that you will be asked
and the thought processes you should be cultivating for the exams.
Missed Midterm Exam:
For an excused absence where the cause is religious belief, a student must contact the
instructor(s) within two weeks of the start of Fall or Winter classes to request accommodation for the
term (including the final exam, where relevant). Instructors may request adequate documentation to
substantiate the student request.
A student who cannot write the midterm examination due to incapacitating illness, severe
domestic affliction or other compelling reasons can apply to have the weight of the midterm deferred
to the final examination. There will be no deferred midterm exam. Students must contact the
instructor and request an excused absence from the midterm within 2 days of the exam, or a mark of
zero will be assigned for the exam. Excused absence from the midterm exam or other term work is a
privilege and not a right; there is no guarantee that a deferral will be granted. Misrepresentation of
facts to gain a deferral is a serious breach of the Code of Student Behaviour.
Missed Final Exams:
A student who cannot write the final examination due to incapacitating illness, severe domestic
affliction or other compelling reasons can apply for a deferred final examination. Students who failed
at the start of term to request exam accommodations for religious beliefs are expected to follow the
normal deferred final examination process. Such an application must be made to the student’s
Faculty office within two working days of the missed examination and must be supported by a
Statutory Declaration or other appropriate documentation (Calendar section 23.5.6). Deferred
examinations are a privilege and not a right; there is no guarantee that a deferred examination will
be granted. Misrepresentation of Facts to gain a deferred examination is a serious breach of the
Code of Student Behaviour.
Deferred Final Exam:
The deferred final exam for Biology 107 section B02 will be held on Monday May 6, 2019 at
2:00 PM (location to be determined). This is the ONLY date and time for the deferred Biology 107
(section B02) final. If you have been granted permission to write the deferred exam, please contact