Canvas - Overview of the Official Syllabus Tool
This document describes the purpose of the UW-Madison Official Syllabus tool, available from within Canvas.
UW-Madison has modified the Canvas Syllabus tool to include an additional feature designed to capture and display the official, required UW-Madison syllabus information for the course. This tool is called the Official Syllabus, which can be found on the Canvas Syllabus page. When the course instructor enters the tool, the syllabus template is pre-filled with data from the official UW-Madison course offering. Instructors will simply need to provide the remaining information. Pre-filled data is not editable. Once instructors publish the Official Syllabus, it will be visible to students enrolled in the course.
What is the Purpose of the Official Syllabus Tool?
To fulfill expectations of federal compliance, instructors are required to include specific information on their syllabus for group instruction courses. Information on each syllabus must be consistent. The Official Syllabus is a UW-Madison-specific tool in Canvas that allows instructors to enter the official syllabus information for a course in a consistent format.
Using the Official Syllabus Tool
For instructions on using the tool, refer to Canvas - Using the Official Syllabus Tool.