Documentation:Faculty of Arts/Online Teaching Resources/Syllabus

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Please note that the information below appears to be out of date. As of January 2019, a new policy on syllabi is in effect for the Vancouver campus. If you use the tool below, please also consult this Policy to ensure that your syllabus includes the required elements for the UBC-V syllabus. An optional template can be found here.   

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Use the syllabus tool to be sure your students always have access to the course information. You will no longer need to keep extra copies of your syllabus on hand. Ask your students to simply print their own copy within WebCT Vista.

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There are a few things to remember when you use the WebCT Vista syllabus tool: Using word documents as your syllabus file can cause students a lot of problems when trying to download or view them. Many browsers will give students security errors if they try to open the file. Recommended Practice: upload your syllabus as a pdf document or HTML to prevent student viewing problems.

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Print PDF Instructions

View Flash Video (Courtesy of Utah State University)

The PDF and Flash Video will demonstrate how to do the following:

  • Add the syllabus
  • Replace the syllabus