Your two quizzes this semester will be conducted on Canvas rather than in class.  These quizzes cover the textbook, online readings, and lectures (Chapters 1,8,2,4 for Quiz 1, and Chapters 6,7,10,13 for Quiz 2)   In addition to doing the assigned readings, you may find useful the companion web page for your textbook maintained by your book's publisher at . This companion web page has practice quiz questions.


  1. Make sure that you’re using the correct browser (one of the last three releases of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Chrome).
  2. Go to the West Valley College webpage ( and click on the Canvas link at the top of the page. 
  3. Or, go directly to the Canvas website at this URL:
  4. Bookmark the above Canvas website in case the WVC website is not responding. 
  5. Your Canvas log in consists of a Username and Password. Your Username is your 7 digit college ID #. Your password is your 8 digit date of birth (mmddyyyy). If you do not know your college ID #, please contact the Admissions and Records office at 408-741-2001.


After logging on to Canvas, simply click on the Quiz link in the navigation bar to the left.  Don't start the quiz until you are ready to take it.  Once you start the quiz, you have 35 minutes to complete it.  In other words, you must complete it in one sitting (you cannot pause the quiz and then come back to it at a later time.)


Quiz 1 will be available Thursday, September 28 through Saturday, September 30 until 11:59 pm.
Quiz 2 will be available Thursday, November 9 through Saturday, November 11 until 11:59 pm.

If you encounter problems on Canvas and let me know early enough in the week, I will do by my best to correct the situation.  But if you wait until Saturday night and encounter problems that I do not have time to fix, you will NOT have the opportunity to make up the quiz.

Both quizzes will END on Saturday night at 11:59 pm and will NOT be extended.  You have plenty of time to take this quiz.  DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE ON SATURDAY NIGHT.

Once you have completed the quiz, you will be given a score; but the answers to the questions will not be available until after the quiz availability has come to an end (Saturday night).

Good luck!