The syllabus is a roadmap to your course, providing basic information on assignments, requirements and policies, and communicating your expectations for student success.
General considerations, uses, a template and checklist, examples, tips, a sample, and resources can be found in Chapter 3, Creating a Syllabus, from the handbook, Instruction at FSU: A Guide to Teaching & Learning Practices. Note: the sample language in the handbook is not necessarily current. Please see below for updates.
ODL faculty have created two checklists for essential elements of a syllabus, including proposed wording for FSU policy statements. View a generic example or one tailored specifically for online courses.
You can also select any of the following as guidelines for syllabus content:
Visit the Office of Distance Learning website for more information on the course approval process for online delivery.