Simple Syllabus is a centralized, template-driven platform that automatically populates major portions of your syllabus with the required institutional policies and data, so you don’t have to.
From your personalized dashboard, you will see a listing of both current 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. All changes made to your syllabus are automatically saved without any need to push a button.
With Simple Syllabus, done actually means done. Once you publish your syllabi the software takes care of the rest, content is automatically rendered in web, mobile, and print formats – even communicating with the LMS and other third-party applications for reporting purposes.
We get it – you’re busy. Simple Syllabus helps campus stakeholders get back to what’s most important to them. Leveraging the concept of templates, Simple Syllabus liberates you from having to memorize or maintain every campus policy. Instead, updates from the Provost’s Office, School/Department Dean, Faculty Senate, or Curriculum Committee are automatically amended within each syllabus, ensuring consistency of information.
Simple Syllabus also helps your school address accreditation concerns. Course designers can define learning objectives, required materials, and other critical elements that will be incorporated across all sections or instances of a class regardless of delivery methods such as face-to-face, online, or blended. You as an instructor, can still further personalize this material to optimize the learning experience of your classroom without worrying about a long governance process.
With automated syllabus management redundant, mundane work is never a problem. Simple Syllabus dynamically fills in data such as the course title, number, section, description, meeting days/times, instructor, office hours, contact information, and more. It can also process complex business logic, such as the final exam schedule. Once scheduling rules are defined at the department, college, or university level, Simple Syllabus automatically populates the final exam date and time for you.
Syllabi are often times the go-to resource for information needed for academic success in the classroom, yet 82% of faculty surveyed report that most students have not read the syllabus before coming to the first day of class.
Simple Syllabus helps make your course content ubiquitous and brings it to life. The software automatically optimizes your syllabus for web, mobile, and print while ensuring accessibility for students with disabilities. With Simple Syllabus preparing for class has never been easier for students; an automatically generated shopping list with all the materials needed for their classes each semester means they’re ready on day one.
Simple Syllabus stores all syllabi in an easily searchable, central repository for authorized users while still giving faculty the ability to protect intellectual property rights through field obfuscation. Use criteria such as term, department, course code, instructor, and keywords to quickly narrow down and find results.
With content that is 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.