Your Syllabus Checklist

If you’ve been following this series of posts about building an online course by design, you’ve framed your course, selected your materials, chosen your assignments, written your policies, and added all the other information your syllabus needs.

Now is a good time to review your syllabus to a make sure it includes everything it needs to have:

  • Course name
  • Course number
  • CRN
  • Semester
  • Catalog description
  • Program Goals
  • Course objectives
  • List of required materials
  • List of prerequisite course and prerequisite skills
  • Page numbers
  • Office hours and ways to contact you, including any instructions about how to write an email
  • Academic integrity policy, with a link to the student handbook
  • Plagiarism policy
  • Due dates
  • Missed Work
  • Late Work
  • Grades and Grading
  • Sensitive Material Policy
  • Information about campus services and who to ask for help
  • Classroom Interactions Policy
  • Recording Policies and Privacy Policies for Students
  • Student Privacy Policies
  • Disability services
  • What constitutes an A, B, C, D, and F
  • What constitutes a passing grade for the degree program
  • Drop and withdrawal dates
  • Policies about incompletes
  • Your policy about revising the syllabus
  • Policies about assessment data, as well as how students can opt-out of it
  • Policies about course evaluations, including how students can opt-out of them
  • Any other requirements from your university
  • A schedule that includes every text, assignment, and due date

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