Is your syllabus process difficult to manage? CourseLeaf SYL can help.
Make syllabi creation quick and compliant with CourseLeaf SYL. SYL ensures that syllabi consistently and accurately conveys institutional policy while also archiving finished syllabi centrally for easy search and use campus-wide.
"What used to take an hour to change will now take [instructors] 20 – 30 seconds."
Brian Mercer, Director of the Office of Curricular Support
Azusa Pacific University
Consistent and Compliant
SYL leverages CourseLeaf’s powerful rules and filters, allowing you to define required elements of each syllabi by attribute, meeting pattern, or other criteria. Templates may also be defined to help enforce standard presentation of information across a college, department, or institution. These features allow your team to validate consistency and compliance across campus by defining the contents of each syllabus template and the editing privileges of faculty who will use them.
Easy and Accessible
In SYL, each component of the syllabus is templated by campus administrators, allowing faculty to quickly edit, append, and remove elements. Since syllabi are maintained on the web, faculty no longer need to maintain static files on their workstations or in email, eliminating the risk of lost content or publishing legacy data.
SYL’s state of the art, accessible drag and drop calendar allows for easy management of the schedule of topics and assignments. Calendar Designer automatically populates class dates and institutional holidays for ease and accuracy while allowing faculty to copy previous terms assignments into the new calendar.
SYL automatically pulls in data from systems of record— including your student information system (SIS), learning management system (LMS), catalog, bookstore, and others—eliminating dual data entry.
Students can see syllabus updates and track edits that occur throughout the term.
Protection of Intellectual Property
Instructors may limit access of syllabus content to students only, allowing for publication of syllabi while keeping faculty’s intellectual property protected.
SYL makes viewing syllabi on mobile devices simple and intuitive by publishing each syllabus on the web in a branded template. Student-facing content is designed to be mobile-friendly for viewing on small-screen devices and is accessible to WCAG 2.1 AA standards.