With Concourse, you can upload MS Word or PDF versions of your syllabi for easy access to course information in a central location. You can also upload and link course materials to the appropriate syllabus item location. Share project guidelines, sample exams, PowerPoint lectures, links to blogs, the bookstore, and any other type of content you use to support your course.
Curriculum vitae (CV) information is an extension of profile editing that is available in some Concourse installations. Faculty can add information pertaining to Education, Experience, or Publications. The Concourse CV capability is an essential compliance tool for institutions charged with meeting requirements for higher education mandates such as Texas House Bill 2504.
Within Concourse, syllabus editors have the option of importing content from one syllabus to another. Faculty can collaborate and share syllabus content easily, and guarantee that the course-specific information is consistent among all of their semester syllabi. Create content like course policies and contact information on one syllabus, and import the content into all other instructional syllabi instead of copying and pasting or re-typing.
When updates are made to instructional syllabi it is important to communicate the changes to students as soon as possible. With Concourse, anytime a syllabus item is edited, faculty have the option to notify all students who are registered for that particular course. They will then receive an email noting that a change has been made with a personal message from the instructor.
Further audit notifications are extremely useful for syllabus review and approval processes. When a faculty member creates their instructional syllabus, they have the option of submitting the syllabus for review. A notification is sent to the appropriate reviewer, with information regarding the status of the syllabus. All audit activity is captured for each course, including comments made by editors and auditors.
As a Concourse user, you can link to a syllabus by simply copying and pasting its URL. This is useful for embedding your syllabus in a personal website or a blog like WordPress. Share your syllabus information anywhere, anytime.