Creating an Interactive Syllabus

Track : Online Design
Delivery Mode : Asynchronous Workshop
Levels : Intermediate,Advanced
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : Yes

The syllabus is one of the most essential elements of any college level course; however students often overlook the syllabus and therefore miss out on key information about the expectations of your course. In this workshop, you will explore a variety of tools which can be used to design a syllabus that is better organized, visually more interesting, and engaging for your students. By adding a clear navigation structure, multimedia, and interactivity, you can grab students’ attention, improve their ability to access the information, and clearly convey your key points.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore a variety of technologies for developing an interactive syllabus
  • Create an interactive syllabus with multimedia elements

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This workshop is a three day long, asynchronous learning experience beginning on a Wednesday and ending the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 3 days.

Who should attend?

  • Faculty who teach in any modality
  • Instructional designers

What are the key takeaways from this workshop?

  • Practical examples and technology tools to make your syllabus more interactive
  • Guidelines for how to make your syllabus accessible when making it interactive
  • A redesigned interactive syllabus for your own course

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Refund Policy
If you register and pay for a OLC workshop and are unable to enroll (due to personal schedule conflicts, illness, etc), we will be happy to apply your payment to another OLC workshop in the same calendar year upon your written request to No refunds will be given.