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Canvas - How do I create a course syllabus?

The syllabus in Canvas makes it easy to communicate to your students exactly what will be required of them throughout the course in chronological order.

The syllabus can automatically include assignments and events within a course. Only instructors will see unpublished content in this area. Instructors can use the Rich Content Editor to add any additional details about the courseFor example, all information in the provided UWL syllabus templates can be added with the Syllabus area using the Rich Content Editor.


Tips and Tricks

  • We do not currently have the option to set the Syllabus as our Home page, as the Home page is fixed as Modules.
  • The sidebar section of the Syllabus displays information about course events and grading. The assignment group information can be edited in the Assignments feature while the Calendar information can be edited in both the Assignments and Calendar features. Any changes made will be reflected in the Syllabus.
  • If your course includes weighted assignment groupsthe sidebar also shows the percentages of each group.
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Keywords:calendar, template, expectations, RCE, course summary   Doc ID:98724
Owner:Stephanie S.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-03-11 20:34 CDTUpdated:2021-12-09 08:37 CDT
Sites:UW-La Crosse
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