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 centrally. Throw in legislation such as Texas HB 2504 and you can have a real compliance problem on your hands.
Fortunately it doesn’t have to be this way. 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. It’s been specifically designed from the ground up to help institutions of higher learning in Texas address legislative requirements, and most importantly, improve the student experience while reducing workload on instructors and administrators.
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Simple Syllabus is built on an easily searchable syllabus repository, making course information readily available to the public in web and mobile optimized formats with less than three clicks. All syllabi published within the tool are automatically archived and retained to fulfill record retention requirements, such as the minimum of two years mandated by Texas HB 2504.
Find harmony between established standards and instructor autonomy through templates. Simple Syllabus increases efficiency and ensures compliance with Texas HB 2504 through template permission structures that can require instructors to add certain syllabus content. The tool can also be used to prepopulate major portions of the syllabus so faculty don’t have to.
Within seven days of the first day of class, public institutions of higher learning in Texas are required to publish detailed data on course offerings to the web. Simple Syllabus is the only syllabus management platform that helps administrators set deadlines, automatically generate email reminders, and efficiently track the status of outstanding syllabi for proper remediation.
Simple Syllabus makes it easy to capture and publish an instructor’s credentials, including formal education, certifications received, experience and even the curriculum vitae through their profile. Syllabi published by a specific instructor are easily filterable and can be retrieved in seconds for easy compliance with Texas HB 2504.
Simple Syllabus is seamlessly integrated with most major LMS and SIS platforms ensuring data is constantly updated and maintained within your class syllabi. As classes move location, are assigned new instructors, or have sections added—Simple Syllabus revises the syllabus to automatically reflect these changes without manual intervention, saving staff time and providing peace of mind.
Streamline reporting activities for both the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) with evidence collection and data analysis tools that dig into syllabus data within Simple Syllabus. Grab any syllabus, part of a syllabus, or collection of syllabi campus wide within seconds.