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First Day of Class: Discuss the Syllabus

Determine how much detail you need to go into in the class. Freshmen student may need more detail than grad students, for instance.

Remind your students
  • The syllabus is a contract between you and them
  • You reserve the right to alter it to meet the learning needs of the class
  • Post the syllabus in Blackboard - that way they can always access it
  • Create a learning activity about the syllabus to reinforce your important points - e.g. an online quiz in Blackboard or a game or activity in the class