What is the syllabus template?
This template is provided for you to use as a guide in the development of a syllabus for all your courses, regardless of mode of delivery (hybrid, online and seated). We encourage you to modify the content in this template to personalize your syllabus to match your teaching approach and aesthetic. Please remember all syllabi need to be approved by your department chair or program director.
How to use this template:
- Red text in this template indicates content an instructor should modify to adapt the syllabus to his or her course.
- A computer icon (or yellow highlighting) indicates content that pertains only to online and/or hybrid courses. This icon and content can be deleted from syllabi designed for seated courses.
Templates for Blackboard
NOTE: The icon images in this template will not copy directly into the text box Blackboard. If you’d like to include the icon images, you will need to save them to your desktop and insert them into Blackboard using the “insert image” function.
Use this format to embed your syllabus directly into Blackboard. Not sure how to use this html document? Please check out the “how to” video below.
Use either of these formats to edit your syllabus directly in Word.
Templates for CANVAS
Embedding your syllabus directly into CANVAS is easy! Watch this short video to learn two ways to embed your syllabus into your CANVAS site:
Here is the html file (edit these AFTER you embed them in CANVAS)
Here are the word files (edit these BEFORE you embed them in CANVAS)
This document lists the deans, department chairs, program directors and other staff under the direction of the provost or Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. Use it to complete the information needed in the “Academic Grievances” section of your syllabus.
Why does this template change so often?
To remain innovate and adaptive, OTC frequently finds it necessary to change policy and procedure. Each time a change is made to a policy or procedure the syllabus template is revised to reflect those changes. We also ask for feedback and input from faculty and staff on the template and incorporate any suggested changes as quickly as we can. Finally, many regulatory agencies (HLC, DOE, etc.) are asking us to make more information readily and publicly available to students, and the syllabus template is one way we can address those regulations.
Here is a summary of the changes that were made from the FA 16 to SP 17 template: