Recently we had a question about online syllabi and how they might differ from a syllabus that is designed for paper distribution. In early 2016, the Academic Affairs office distributed a new syllabus template that includes both required and suggested elements. You will notice that the syllabus template, as it stands, is intended to be modified and then distributed in paper form. If you would like to use this template to make an online version of your syllabus, consider making the following modifications:
Many of us might have been in this same situation as former students or even current professionals in an online academic environment:
You are navigating your way through an online course and a question pops into your head. Maybe it’s “Don’t I have a paper due this week?” or “What is Spring Break?” So you navigate to the course’s syllabus section and click on the link to navigate that document.
Being an occasional web designer, text styles have been pretty deeply ingrained in me since the days of Netscape, AOL, and Lycos. (Did I just date myself?) I’ll operate on the assumption that for most folks, text styles include 3 or 4 categories: bold, underline, italic, and perhaps color.