Students ranked the class syllabus the most important resource for academic information at a rate of two-to-one to the next closest item, the website. Yet at many college campuses getting access to this information isn’t always easy. Compounding this issue, over 70% of students report receiving class syllabi missing key information such as learning objectives, grading scale, or required materials.
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why Simple Syllabus and D2L have teamed up to make comprehensive, integrated syllabi within Brightspace a reality.
Simple Syllabus is centralized and template-driven, automatically ensuring compliance with accreditation and regulatory standards while still giving faculty the academic freedom to personalize curriculum content for their classroom.
Designed specifically for updating Brightspace syllabi, it 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. The powerful publisher of Simple Syllabus helps instructors create more interactive syllabi by including rich media, such as video or images, directly within their Brightspace class syllabus. All changes made to your syllabus are automatically saved without any need to push a button. Content previously created by instructors automatically carries forward each term in the syllabus publisher, eliminating the need for laborious copy and paste.
Retrieval of your institution’s syllabi for compliance purposes is even easier. Simple Syllabus is built on a centralized syllabus repository that archives all campus syllabi created within Brightspace and their underlying data to support extensive reporting capabilities for accreditation and effective syllabus management.