Simple Syllabus is a centralized, template-driven platform that automatically populates major portions of the syllabus so your faculty and staff don’t have to.
Easy to use and instantaneous, the administrative template builder will enable you to quickly define the required informational sections, structure, and design of your institution’s syllabi while still giving faculty the autonomy to personalize content for their classroom. Standardized data such as policies can be setup to automatically populate, saving time and ensuring consistency whenever there is a change.
Retrieval of your institution’s syllabi for compliance purposes is even easier. Simple Syllabus is built on a centralized repository that archives all campus syllabi and their underlying data to support extensive reporting capabilities for accreditation.
Thirty-five percent of administrators who frequently work with syllabi report that retrieving them is difficult and time-consuming. Simple Syllabus stores all syllabi in an easily searchable, central repository for authorized users. Use criteria such as term, department, course code, instructor, and keywords to quickly narrow down and find results. Simple Syllabus automatically archives a syllabus after the term ends, locking down content and storing it in both web and pdf formats.
With content designated as public readily available, on-boarding new staff and sharing institutional knowledge is easy. New instructors can pull data from others within their department to quickly build syllabi for the upcoming term.
Publishing syllabi through Simple Syllabus is effortless. Working as a virtual personal assistant to keep things organized, Simple Syllabus saves faculty time and eliminates redundancies.
From each instructor’s personalized dashboard, they will see a listing of both their previous and upcoming class syllabi with the ability to quickly modify through an online publisher. Designed specifically for faculty updating syllabi, the user interface is incredibly intuitive and requires no training to use. Its web based architecture means it’s accessible from anywhere, anytime and requires no software installation or updates.
With Simple Syllabus, done actually means done. Once faculty publish their syllabi, content is automatically rendered in web, mobile, and print formats – even communicating with the learning management system and other third party applications so your staff doesn’t need to. The software is conscious of intellectual property rights and can control the dissemination of certain blocks of information that are proprietary.
Research consistently ranks the perceived value of curriculum as a top factor in student persistence. According to a recent study conducted by Simple Systems, 55% of syllabi reach students before they ever meet an instructor or attend their first day of class. Based on this data, the syllabus could easily be considered your curriculum’s first impression.
Simple Syllabus helps make sure your syllabi are accurate, consistent, and interactive. The student portal within Simple Syllabus is delivered across multiple channels seamlessly. Desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone, students access a personalized list of classes they are enrolled within next semester with quick links to both web and print versions of their syllabi. Engineered to meet the strictest of accessibility standards, Simple Syllabus makes it easy for everyone to access the valuable information maintained within the class syllabus.
Continuous improvement is built upon continuous feedback. Simple Syllabus gives your team instant access to curricular data at the classroom level. Easily evaluate your institutional risk across many categories — for instance, Simple Syllabus lets you set up assurance monitors to track percentage of syllabi that outline learning objectives, include certain policies, contain a Title IX statement and much more. Receive automatic email notifications on these monitors and identify any negative trends quickly.
Run detailed analytics on key curricular data points to rapidly build your institutional profile. Visualize shared learning outcomes and distribution of courses by level, and study historical changes of course content over time.
Taking action on your analytics in Simple Syllabus is easy. Using the administrative dashboard, you can instantly create new content components to address gaps in your syllabus, request campus stakeholders fill out information, or push content out to them seamlessly.