How do I create and edit multiple syllabus items associated with particular dates and times?
Accessing the Syllabus tool
To access the Syllabus tool, select the Syllabus link in the tool menu.
Creating the syllabus items
To begin creating multiple syllabus items with particular dates and times, select the Bulk Add tab in the menu bar near the top of the page.
Create a title and select the item dates and times
To create the syllabus items:
- Enter a title for the syllabus items into the Title field;
- Select the Create syllabus items by dates button;
- Enter the dates during which the items start and end, the times of day during which they occur, and the days on which they occur;
- Select the Add and Publish button.
Editing the syllabus items
After the creation process is complete, all of the created syllabus items will be listed on the Edit screen, where they can be renamed and edited in other ways. The start and end times for each item are added automatically according to the information entered on the previous screen.
Syllabus items may be modified globally in the following ways:
- Publishing or unpublishing all syllabus items;
- Removing all syllabus items.
To make global modifications, select the appropriate box in the Syllabus Item row at the top of the list, then select the Update button at the bottom of the page.
Edit item names
By default, multiple syllabus items are numbered according to the number of items entered during the creation process. To edit item names, select the Syllabus Item field for the item and enter the new name.
Edit item contents
To reorder syllabus items, select the Reorder up or Reorder down icons to move items up or down in the list.
To reorder syllabus items, click and hold the Reorder icon to the right of the item, then drag the item into its new position. Note that reordering items does not automatically change their dates.
Edit start and end dates for items
To associate syllabus items with particular dates and times, select the Start Time and End Time fields to the right of the item (or select the calendar button to the right of the fields), choose the date and time in the calendar widget, and select the Done button.
Publish or unpublish items
Published or visible syllabus items are visible to all users who access the Syllabus tool; unpublished or hidden syllabus items are visible to the instructor only. By default, newly created syllabus items are posted. To unpost individual syllabus items, unselect the Post box to the right of the item.
To remove individual syllabus items, select the Remove box to the right of the item.
Viewing the syllabus items
Users accessing the Syllabus tool will see all of the syllabus items, along with the dates and times associated with them. To view the contents of an item, select the item. To view the contents of all items simultaneously, select the Expand All button at the top of the screen.