Syllabus

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Last updated: 2-18-2011

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Overview

Using the Syllabus tool, you may post a syllabus in the form of a file attachment, or you may create an HTML version of your syllabus that does not require students to open or save a file. The HTML version provides a "printable view" if students need to print the syllabus.

NOTE: If you use the Content Editor to create HTML and you link to files and images inside Resources, those links will be broken when content is imported in future semesters. If you want to link to files and images in the Resources, you will have to recreate the links each semester, or you can create the file in the Resources using Relative Links. If you use Relative Links, you will use the "Redirect" option for posting your Syllabus.

Add a Syllabus as an attachment

  1. Click Syllabus in the left menu bar
  2. Click Create/Edit at the top of the page
  3. "Title:" - Insert a title for this syllabus
  4. Click Add attachments
    1. If the file is in your Resources, locate the file and click Attach a copy
    2. Or click Choose file, locate the file on your computer and double-click it, click Continue
  5. By default, the syllabus is available only to those people who are enrolled in the course. You have the option to make it "publicly viewable." This means that the syllabus can be seen by people who are not enrolled in the course. You could send a link to this file to a colleague at another university and he/she would be able to view it. If you want this syllabus to be publicly viewable, click the radio button beside "This syllabus item is publicly viewable."
  6. "Email Notification" - By default, there is no email notification sent. If you want to alert students via email that you have posted this syllabus, choose "High - All participants" or "Low - Not received by those who have opted out" from the drop-down menu.
  7. Click Post

Add an HTML Syllabus Using the Content Editor (Cut and Paste from MS Word)

  1. Click Syllabus in the left menu bar
  2. Click Create/Edit at the top of the page
  3. "Title:" - Insert a title for this syllabus
  4. In the Content Editor, type in the text of your syllabus, using the formatting options. OR use the "Paste from Word" Paste-from-word.pngoption allows you to cut the content from a Word document and paste it into the Content Editor to quickly create HTML.
    • NOTE: If you have images in the Word document,those will not paste into HTML. Those images will need to be inserted into the HTML text after it has been pasted. Also, there are no "columns" in HTML. If you want the text formatted in columns you will need to insert a table.
  5. By default, the syllabus is available only to those people who are enrolled in the course. You have the option to make it "publicly viewable." This means that the syllabus can be seen by people who are not enrolled in the course. You could send a link to this file to a colleague at another university and he/she would be able to view it. If you want this syllabus to be publicly viewable, click the radio button beside "This syllabus item is publicly viewable."
  6. "Email Notification" - By default, there is no email notification sent. If you want to alert students via email that you have posted this syllabus, choose "High - All participants" or "Low - Not received by those who have opted out" from the drop-down menu.
  7. Click Post

Use "Redirect" to Point to an HTML File in Resources

NOTE: This option is best used with HTML files only.

  1. Go to Resources and create the HTML document to be used as your Syllabus.
  2. Beside the name of the file in Resources, click Actions and Edit Details
  3. Beside the "Web address (URL) click Select URL (for copying). While holding down the CTRL key, hit "c" to copy the address.
  4. Click Syllabus in the left menu bar.
  5. Click Create/Edit
  6. Click Redirect
  7. "URL" - Click in the box and while holding down the CTRL key, hit "p" to paste the address into the box.
  8. Click Save
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