Moodle Syllabus Builder

Simple Syllabus makes syllabus publishing in Moodle easy

Is your institution still relying on word documents, copy pasting content, and uploads to Moodle? Publishing syllabi in Moodle can be a labor intensive operation for campuses that rely on manual processes. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Get started on a path to a simpler future.

The Moodle Syllabus Made Simple

Simple Syllabus helps instructors save time and eliminate redundant tasks associated with syllabus generation in Moodle. It’s centralized and template-driven, automatically ensuring compliance with accreditation and regulatory standards while still giving faculty the autonomy to personalize curriculum content for their classroom directly within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS). 

Designed specifically for updating class syllabi in Moodle, 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 to publish class syllabi. The powerful publisher of Simple Syllabus helps instructors create more interactive syllabi by including rich media, such as video or images, directly within their Moodle class syllabus. All changes made to your syllabus are automatically saved without any need to push a button. Content previously created by instructors automatically carry forward each term in the syllabus publisher, eliminating the need for laborious copy and paste inside of Moodle.

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 the Moodle interface and their underlying data to support extensive reporting capabilities for accreditation and effective syllabus management.

Moodle Syllabus Tool

Highly Configurable Templates

Simple Syllabus empowers schools with an online, easy-to-use template builder that establishes required syllabus components directly within Moodle. Completely personalize the syllabus template to your institution’s needs by creating and configuring as many dedicated component areas as needed. Assign content ownership to different layers of the organization, for instance, policies to academic affairs, grading scale to department chairs, and assignments to course instructors.

Integrated Experience

The Simple Syllabus publisher is seamlessly embedded within Moodle, leveraging the Learning Tools Interoperability standard for maximum compatibility. Designed to be a completely integrated experience, users do not need a separate user account or password to access Simple Syllabus; the retrieval of syllabus data is handled autonomously directly within the Moodle interface.

Auto-Population

Leverage the power of data and pre-populate key information within the syllabus template for faculty. Fields that may change each semester such as class location, day, or time can be automatically setup in the syllabus template and injected from the SIS into the final syllabus to reduce errors and save faculty time. Simple Syllabus blocks are customized during implementation and can utilize any data stored in existing campus systems to fill out basic fields or complete lengthy rich text descriptions.

Power Personalization

Give instructors complete control and autonomy of the areas of the syllabus that matter most to them with writable rights. Configure syllabus components to be optional and let instructors decide whether to include them or not in their syllabus template inside of Moodle. When enabled, Ad Hoc components give instructors the ability to add additional areas of content to an established template to further personalize a syllabus to their course in Moodle. Sorting, if engaged, lets instructors reorganize the sequencing of content.

Quick Retrieval

Collecting data campus wide is easy with syllabus reporting in Moodle. The Simple Syllabus reporting interface empowers institutional stakeholders with the ability to retrieve all syllabi across Moodle, individual syllabi, or a subset of syllabi based on filters, in PDF and web based formats in just a few seconds. If looking for information on an individual component from syllabi, such as textbooks, assignments, or grading scale, Simple Syllabus can be used to export just a single data point.

Operational Efficiency

Real time data summarizes the status of every syllabus Moodle wide and groups them into stages based on percentage complete. Drill down reports and a treemap further highlight the status of syllabi based on organizational units enabling faculty support resources to jump in and help where needed inside of Moodle. Administrators can help author syllabi for instructors at anytime, if needed, through a centralized tracking and publishing interface.