Simple Syllabus

Simple Syllabus is a centralized, template-driven platform that enables instructors to quickly personalize and publish interactive class syllabi—saving your entire campus time, budget, and frustration. This unique approach pulls together established institutional data such as policies, learning objectives, and course section content so faculty don’t have to. Simple Syllabus will replace UTSA’s Bluebook platform in Fall 2024.

Getting Started

Simple Syllabus is now available in Canvas! Located in the course menu, simply click “Simple Syllabus” to be brought to your interactive syllabus. Once inside, you’ll find many of the universities required policies, statements, and course information has already been populated for you.

Video Tutorials

Please login with your myUTSAID to view the video tutorials. 

Getting Started, Editing, and Submitting

Copy your Simple Syllabus content to another Simple Syllabus

Download a PDF copy and upload to Bluebook

Monitor your students syllabus engagement


Easy import allows you to copy content from one syllabus to another without formatting issues. Simple Syllabus will notice when you’ve taught a course before and import your last syllabus.

Focus on your content. Any necessary university policies or required statements will automatically be populated in your Simple Syllabus. Colleges and departments can reach out to our team to add additional information that will automatically be included across all course sections.

Track student engagement by showing you which students have viewed your syllabi, how much was read, and how many visits have been made.

Simple Syllabus is available in all Canvas courses via the “Simple Syllabus” link located in the course menu. 

This is part of our testing. Rearranging content is currently limited and may not be enabled for your specific program.

Course Copy will not impact Simple Syllabus. When the link is clicked, Simple Syllabus recognizes which course the link is in and directs the faculty to the correct syllabi. A Canvas course copy will not copy your Simple Syllabus to another course. To copy your Simple Syllabus, use the import function inside Simple Syllabus.

Yes! Once your Simple Syllabus is published, you can find a print button at the top. Use this button to get a PDF copy or print your Simple Syllabus.

Watch our tutorial video above titled, Download a PDF copy and upload to Bluebook.

Upload to Bluebook is still required until Simple Syllabus replaces Bluebook in Fall 2024.

Watch our tutorial video above titled, Download a PDF copy and upload to Bluebook.

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