Voted by students as the most important resource for academic information, the average college syllabus has remained largely unchanged over the past few decades. Students are looking for changes to how they access, when they access, and the type of information they access within the syllabus. Not surprisingly 70% of students now report receiving at least one syllabus missing critical information about their course. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Get started on a path to a simpler future.
The Simple Syllabus Student Portal provides a personalized experience for each student with a curated collection of both current and previous course syllabi for the courses they were enrolled in. Save students time by housing all their syllabi in a single location and facilitate transfer/articulation activities by providing an archive of former class syllabi. Help students achieve an affordable education through an aggregated semester material list with online textbook deal finder. Planning for registration shouldn’t be difficult, Simple Syllabus helps students find teaching methodologies that align with their learning styles through the syllabus library search.
Help students succeed by mapping out their future. The syllabus library enables students to research classes in advance of registration, or if configured before ever enrolling at your institution. Perfect alignment between teaching methods and learning styles leads to less dropped courses and better completion rates.
Simple Syllabus’ My Courses tab collects current and former syllabi for classes a student has taken and makes them easily shareable to accelerate transfer and articulation activities. Through their personalized dashboard students can easy filter syllabi by term and easily retrieve both a digital or print copy of class syllabi.
Save students time and make syllabus information more readily available. Simple Syllabus simultaneously publishes syllabi to web, print, and mobile formats enabling students to study anywhere at anytime. An automated LTI integration also ensures class syllabi are included within the Learning Management System.
Reduce the cost of education by helping students more efficiently purchase course materials. Simple Syllabus aggregates a student’s required textbooks from across their different classes into a single shopping list. The deal finder searches the web and returns prices with direct links to purchase used, new, and rental books so students can compare and make the best purchase decision.
Make sure your institution’s syllabi are available to all. Simple Syllabus has been designed to meet the accessibility standards outlined as part of Section 508 so that all students have an equal opportunity to learn. To further promote access, Simple Syllabus currently develops new functionality to meet the standards outlined in WCAG 2.0, level AA.
Help students stay abreast of updates or changes to their course in real time. With the follow feature, students can subscribe to a course syllabus and receive an email update anytime content is changed. When viewing a syllabus, students will always know they are looking at the correct version as Simple Syllabus includes a last updated date automatically at the top of each syllabus.