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Syllabus


Includes

Description
Creating a new syllabus in CTools
Redirecting to an existing syllabus
The syllabus list
Printing a syllabus



Description


The syllabus is the official outline for your course. As an instructor, if you or your department has prepared an online syllabus, you can direct the Syllabus tool to link to it. You can also create a syllabus from within the Syllabus tool.

A note about sharing your syllabus publically: Unfortunately, CTools does not currently have a public portal or search function that allows students to easily find your syllabus if they are not enrolled in your class. There are two ways, however, to give your students access to your syllabus. These are described on this help page:

Sharing a Syllabus Publicly on CTools

For information on how to add the Syllabus tool or any other tool after you have created your site, click here, or click Adding and removing tools, and changing options on the Site Info Tool help page, which you can access under "Site Management" in the help table of contents.



Creating a new syllabus in CTools

1... To make a new syllabus rather than redirect one, click Add along the top of the window.

(If you don't see the Add button, click the Create/Edit button along the top of the main window.)

2... Enter a title in the box provided.

3... Enter the content in the box provided.

4... You can optionally add an attachment (look here for instructions).

5... You can send notifications of Syllabus changes.

6... Click Preview to see the Syllabus as students will.

Click the Cancel button to return to the Syllabus creation page.

7... Click Post to save the new syllabus.



Redirecting to an existing syllabus


Using a syllabus on an external website

1... Click the Redirect button.

(If you don't see the Redirect button, click the Create/Edit button along the top of the main window.)

2... Type a URL in the box provided.

The URL will work whether http:// is placed in the box or not.

Note: The external website page cannot be a page in your CTools site. However it is possible to use the redirect tool to point to a file in Resources, for example a pdf or word document. This is described below.

3... Click Save.


To remove a redirect, delete the link text in the redirect box and click Save.



Using a syllabus in Resources in your CTools site


1... Upload a file to the Resources tool.

(For instructions, see "Resources" under "Using the Tools" in this online help.)

2... Click on the Action menu to the right of the syllabus resource and select Edit Details.

3... Copy the file's URL.

You may need to scroll down to see it.

4...In the Syllabus tool, click the Create/Edit button along the top of the CTools window.

5... Click the Redirect button.

6... Paste the URL in the box provided.

7... Click Save.


To remove a redirect, delete the link text in the redirect box and click Save.




The syllabus list


To rearrange the syllabuses in the list, click the up and down arrows.

To remove a syllabus from the list, click the box for that syllabus under Remove and then click Update.




Printing a Syllabus

When your syllabus window is open, click the icon of a printer along the top of the window to open a printable version of your syllabus.

To return to the main syllabus window, click Create/Edit.



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