A few reasons why Schools Choose Simple Syllabus vs. Smart Catalog

The fastest growing syllabus management provider in higher education, Simple Syllabus gives your institution an easy-to-use platform that is highly customizable and cost-effective. Focused exclusively on the field of syllabus management, Simple Syllabus delivers a far more comprehensive solution than Smart Catalog, but don’t just take our word for it, check out the differences in a demonstration.

Dynamic Templates

Find harmony between established standards and instructor autonomy

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Powerful Publisher

Save instructors time and eliminate redundancy

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Centralized Repository

Easily archive and retrieve syllabus records

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Detailed Reporting

Evidence collection and assessment made easy

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Student-centric Portal

Easier access to better academic information

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Why Simple Syllabus is Different

The process has been simple and easy, especially with all the help their team provided.

Nikki O'Hagan, Principia College

The Simple Syllabus team has nearly 100 years of higher education and software experience, and supports institutions of all types and sizes, ranging from a few hundred students to organizations with nearly 50,000 across all major regional accrediting bodies in the US. We invite you to learn more about a few of our latest projects, and see why we’re the right partner for you.

Unbelievably Powerful

A jack of all trades, master of none mentality has become pervasive among some edutech vendors, with firms promising to be a single source for assessment, accreditation, faculty credentialing, curriculum, catalog, and now even syllabus management—it’s no wonder this strategy often translates to software that barely meets even the most basic institutional requirements in an area. Simple Syllabus is philosophically committed to a very different approach, delivering the world’s most feature complete, easy-to-use syllabus management platform. To do so we focus exclusively on the field of syllabus management and bring a suite of features that support even the most complex institutional setups.

Usability is Key

If a tool isn’t easy to use, campus stakeholders won’t use it—this is where Simple Syllabus really excels. The Simple Syllabus platform is intuitive and designed from the ground up to save faculty time with the only single click interface for syllabus publishing. It’s also smart, doing the heavy lifting for your users, carrying forward their previous content and pre-populating major sections of the syllabus for them.

It’s Personalized To Your Institution

Simple Syllabus has the flexibility to support what makes you, well, you. Through a simple click and drag administrative interface, non-technical users can control everything about your site. They can design templates across campus to terminologies and workflows so the software works exactly the way you need it to. The software is configured by the Simple Syllabus team during implementation and can easily continue to evolve overtime, without custom development, as your team is fully empowered to make modifications to support changing regulatory and accreditation requirements.

The Friendly Application

Simple Syllabus can talk—with other applications that is. Integration with higher education’s leading LMS providers normally takes less than 30 minutes to setup and is entirely built upon the Learning Interoperability Standard, ensuring ongoing stability and compatibility. Connections with your Student Information System can be deployed quickly as well, with multiple communication methods supported on most major commercially available platforms.