The Need For Syllabus Management Software

Considered an important deliverable for accreditation and a contract with students, syllabi have been notoriously difficult to track and maintain. Every semester, hundreds if not thousands of syllabi are created by faculty across many different schools, colleges, and departments lacking efficient means for updating and managing that data; not surprisingly, nearly one in three college administrators now report that their institution has a problem with consistency in their syllabi. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Get started on a path to a simpler future with syllabus management software.

The Solution Is Simple

Simple Syllabus is a centralized, template-driven platform that automatically populates major portions of the syllabus so your faculty and staff don’t have to. Easy to use and instantaneous, the administrative template builder will enable you to quickly define the required informational sections, structure, and design of your institution’s syllabi while still giving faculty the autonomy to personalize content for their classroom. Standardized data such as policies can be setup to automatically populate, saving time and ensuring consistency whenever there is a change.

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

Accreditation & Compliance

  • Configurable templates for standardization
  • Centralized repository and archiving
  • Powerful reporting capabilities

Reduce Workload

  • Automated population of institutional data
  • Virtual personal assistant
  • Accelerate adjunct onboarding with digital processes
  • Elimination of redundant tasks

Improve Learning & Persistence

  • Direct integration with LMS
  • Student planning portal
  • Mobile optimization of syllabi
  • Accessibility for all students

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1 in 3 Administrators


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Insightful statistics and questions answered by your peers about their syllabi and the role they play on campus

Centralized Repository

Thirty-five percent of administrators who frequently work with syllabi report that retrieving them is difficult and time-consuming. Simple Syllabus stores all syllabi in an easily searchable, central repository for authorized users. Use criteria such as term, department, course code, instructor, and keywords to quickly narrow down and find results. Simple Syllabus automatically archives a syllabus after the term ends, locking down content and storing it in both web and PDF formats.

With content designated as public readily available, on-boarding new staff and sharing institutional knowledge is easy. New instructors can pull data from others within their department through the syllabus management software to quickly build syllabi for the upcoming term.

Faculty Friendly Syllabus Management

Publishing syllabi through Simple Syllabus is effortless. Working as a virtual personal assistant to keep things organized, syllabus management software saves faculty time and eliminates redundancies. From each instructor’s personalized dashboard, they will see a listing of both their previous and upcoming class syllabi with the ability to quickly modify through an online publisher.

Designed specifically for faculty updating syllabi, the user interface 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. With Simple Syllabus, done actually means done. Once faculty publish their syllabi, content is automatically rendered in web, mobile, and print formats–even communicating with the learning management system and other third party applications so your staff doesn’t need to. The software is conscious of intellectual property rights and can control the dissemination of certain blocks of information that are proprietary.

Improved Learning & Student Persistence

Research consistently ranks the perceived value of curriculum as a top factor in student persistence. According to a recent study conducted by Simple Syllabus, 55% of syllabi reach students before they ever meet an instructor or attend their first day of class. Based on this data, the syllabus could easily be considered your curriculum’s first impression.

Effective syllabus management helps make sure your syllabi are accurate, consistent, and interactive. The student portal within Simple Syllabus is delivered across multiple channels seamlessly. Desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone, students access a personalized list of classes they are enrolled within next semester with quick links to both web and print versions of their syllabi. Engineered to meet the strictest of accessibility standards, Simple Syllabus makes it easy for everyone to access the valuable information maintained within the class syllabus.

Accreditation & Compliance

Continuous improvement is built upon continuous feedback. Simple Syllabus gives your team instant access to curricular data at the classroom level through syllabus management. Easily evaluate your institutional risk across many categories — for instance, Simple Syllabus lets you monitor syllabus components to ensure they outline learning objectives, include certain policies, contain a Title IX statement and much more. 

Run detailed analytics on key curricular data points to rapidly build your institutional profile. Visualize shared syllabus metrics, learning outcomes, and study historical changes of course content over time. Taking action on your analytics with syllabus management software is easy. Using the administrative dashboard, you can instantly create new content components to address gaps in your syllabus, request campus stakeholders fill out information, or push content out to them seamlessly.