Syllabus

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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.
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.

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Last updated: 10-13-2010

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.

To 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. It could also be found with a google search. 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

To add an HTML Syllabus:

  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. It could also be found with a google search. 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
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