There are two different approaches to creating a new syllabus from an existing syllabus document:
- Start from a syllabus used in a previous semester
- Start from any existing syllabus
Creating a new syllabus from an existing syllabus document is useful when you'd like to start from a past semester's syllabus and only change the relevant Course Information, or if you have created a generic template which contains content that is shared amongst all of your syllabi (e.g. class policies or personal information).
Start from a syllabus used in a previous semester
- Go to Courses page by selecting Courses from left sidebar
- Find the row for the course you are creating a syllabus for for the current/upcoming semester
- Select Choose other syllabus to start from…
- Select a previous semester's syllabus and select Clone
- You are now in the syllabus editor for the current/upcoming semester course and can begin adding content. Review the Adding Content to a Syllabus help doc for tips.
Start from any existing syllabus
- Go to the syllabus editor for the syllabus you want to start from
- At the top of the editor, select Options and then select Clone from the drop-down
- You are now in the syllabus editor for the new syllabus and can begin adding content. Review the Adding Content to a syllabus help doc for tips.
Note: Syllabus cloning creates a parent/child relationship between the original and cloned syllabi. Any changes made to the original syllabus will be reflected in the cloned syllabus. This allows you to update certain sections of all of your syllabi at once that started from a single template. If you want to continue receiving changes to the children syllabi, then leave those inherited sections unedited. You will see a notice at the top of the section to inform you of when this will happen:
Conversely, if you edit a section that has been inherited from another syllabus, it will break the parent/child relationship and no longer receive changes from the parent syllabus/template. You will see a notice at the top of the section to inform you of when this will happen:
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