3. If you are a first-time user, click on “New Students” and follow the instructions. If you
have used MB before, simply login to the system using your previous Login Name
4. To enroll in the course, enter your 7-digit University of Manitoba student number as
your “Student ID” (you must enter your 7-digit UM student number correctly for your
scores to count, so please double check) and enter the correct “Course ID” below:
5. If you experience technical difficulties with the MasteringBiology online assignment
system contact MB http://www.masteringbiology.com/site/support/faq-students.html.
Alternatively, you can email the local Pearson IT, Dennis Guevarra for a faster, more
Make sure to have your MasteringBiology Student Access Kit or your login
6. If you have troubles with the assignment content, make an appointment with the
appropriate instructor for help.
On MasteringBiology you will have 10 assignments based on the lecture material. The
assignments ARE for credit and will count for 5% of your final grade in in this course. They
are designed to help guide you through the material, keep you on track, and provide another
opportunity for active learning. These assignments are a good way to test your own
knowledge and understanding and can be done as many times as you feel necessary.
Assignments will become available three days before their deadline and are due by
midnight ON the dates listed below. A late penalty of 1%/hour will be applied
automatically on assignments completed past the deadline—NO exceptions.
You will also have 10 quizzes to complete on MasteringBiology over the term. These quizzes
are mandatory and will account for 5% of your final grade. Quizzes will become available
ON the date indicated in the schedule below and are due THAT day. Within this 24-hour
window you must login to MasteringBiology and complete the quiz. Failure to do so before
midnight will result in a grade of zero for that quiz. Do not begin a quiz too close to the
deadline (i.e., at 11:45), as you may not have enough time to complete it. No extensions or
make-up possibilities will be given for any quiz. Your best 8 (of 10) quizzes will be averaged
and used to calculate your mark out of the possible 10% of your final grade.
Assignments and quizzes do not need to be taken closed book and you should use these as
learning tools. You may redo the assignments and quizzes after their due dates for practice,
but only your first attempt will count towards your grade.
ASSIGNMENT # DUE QUIZ # DUE MATERIAL COVERED
1 Sept 20 1 Sept 21 Lectures 1–3 & Assignment 1
2 Sept 27 2 Sept 28 Lectures 4–6 & Assignment 2
3 Oct 4 3 Oct 5 Lectures 7–8 & Assignment 3
4 Oct 18 4 Oct 19 Lectures 9–11 & Assignment 4
5 Oct 25 5 Oct 26 Lectures 12–14 & Assignment 5
6 Nov 1 6 Nov 2 Lectures 15–16 & Assignment 6
7 Nov 8 7 Nov 9 Lectures 17–18 & Assignment 7
8 Nov 22 8 Nov 23 Lectures 19–20 & Assignment 8
9 Nov 29 9 Nov 30 Lectures 21–22 & Assignment 9
10 Dec 6 10 Dec 7 Lectures 23–24 & Assignment 10