As of May 2023, faculty now have access to Simple Syllabus: a digital syllabus application. Simple Syllabus is a template-driven platform that automatically archives all syllabi and provides a repository for public access as stated in Florida SB 7044. As with our previous syllabus template, some content areas are prepopulated with text that should be included verbatim. Sections containing this required content are locked from editing. Other content areas should be personalized to your course and may contain help notes with content examples. Syllabi will automatically link to Falcon Online.
To understand the basic structure of documents in Simple Syllabus, please refer to the definitions below. Instructors can edit section syllabi. Simple Syllabus Designers, typically DSC department chairs, edit Course Syllabi/Foundation Course documents.
|Simple Syllabus Definitions|
|Course Syllabus/Foundation Course||A document that lives at the course-level and whose content propagates down to syllabi for all sections of the course. Sections in this document are locked from instructor editing.|
|Section Syllabi||Documents instructors edit and personalize for their corresponding sections.|
For more information regarding Simple Syllabus processes, please refer to the video below:
There are two ways to access Simple Syllabus: Falcon Online and/or Falcon Self-Service. When using Falcon Online or Falcon Self-Service, instructors should not have to login more than once if already logged into PeopleSoft.
To access Simple Syllabus using Falcon Self-Service please follow these steps.
To access Simple Syllabus using Falcon Online please follow these steps.
The instructor dashboard has two view modes: column and list view. For details related to the dashboard and its different functions, please refer to the screenshots below. (NOTE: All screenshots reflect the Instructor Role views, but the overall functionality remains the same despite different roles)
Content in Simple Syllabus rolls from term to term (like the course schedule). This means instructors only need to enter information once UNLESS there are changes to their courses. Please refer to the below steps and images to learn the basics of editing in Simple Syllabus.
Simple Syllabus uses multiple phrases (sharing, replacing, importing) to describe different ways instructors can copy content from one section to another, or from one instructor to another. To be understand what each term means within Simple Syllabus, please refer to the brief definition table below.
|Simple Syllabus Duplicating Definitions|
|Sharing||Refers to creating a link to view content, but the content is not editable. Instructors can share direct links with each other and their students via copy and paste. Instructors can also share links in Falcon Online.|
|Importing||Allows instructors to duplicate previous syllabi, or to duplicate content from a different instructor's syllabi.|
|Replacing||Allows instructors to duplicate across syllabi they are assigned to only.|
A pop-up window with three tabs will appear
The first tab is the "select source" tab
Select a term to source from and fill in any related field
Simple Syllabus uses the word "sharing" to refer to copying and pasting a link to viewable content. Please follow the steps below to complete this process:
There are many resources to help users learn about Simple Syllabus. Please refer to the list below to access these resources:
There are two ways to submit support tickets to Simple Syllabus: via Falcon Online or the Simple Syllabus site. Each process is outlined below.
Log on to Falcon Online (also shown as Bright Space below), navigate to the Syllabus section