CTEL Syllabus Template

Our Syllabus Template sets up all the common formatting and policy information for a course syllabus required by the Provost’s office. In addition, our syllabus template has prompts marked with square brackets that will advise you on what information to include for your students.

What is the CTEL Syllabus Template?

It’s a document we maintain that sets up all the common formatting and policy information for a course syllabus required by the Provost’s office. In addition, our syllabus template has prompts marked with square brackets that will advise you on what information to include for your students.

Why should I use it?

You don’t have to, but it’ll save you time compared to writing a syllabus from scratch. More importantly, as long as you follow the prompts we’ve included, you’ll be providing your students with a clear, accessible document that lays out everything they need to know about your course. It has also been design to work both as a digital document and a hard copy. Furthermore, we update this template annually (or as needed) to include changes to phone numbers, policies, technology requirements, etc.

Download the CTEL Syllabus Template

As of August 2020, The CTEL Syllabus Template has been updated to incorporate all of the changes and new policy information from Version 5 of the provost office’s template, including COVID-related guidelines.

Google Docs Version

Open the Google Docs version of our syllabus, then on the preview page, click the Use Template button to create your own copy.

Microsoft Word Version

Download a Word (.docx) version of our syllabus template. You can edit the file in Microsoft Word and save a copy to your computer.

How do I post my syllabus in Brightspace?

Every Brightspace course has a dedicated Syllabus page in the Content tool. It’s an ideal place to put a brief description of your course and attach your syllabus. The CTEL Brightspace Guide has a section which goes over how to post your syllabus in detail.

Need help? Contact us at ctelhelp@maine.edu

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