Simple Syllabus

We use Simple Syllabus to collect, track, and maintain syllabi for courses and programs at MTECH. Read this article to get started.


When you get a new Canvas course, please click on “Simple Syllabus” in the course navigation. Update the details of your syllabus in any fields that you can edit. (Some areas of your syllabus will not be editable, as these are templated sections for the whole college or for your program.)

When you are done, scroll to the bottom and click “Submit” to send your syllabus changes to the Program Director. They will approve or reject your syllabus. Once your syllabus is approved, it will appear in your course for students to view.

Program Coordinators or Instructors with Course-Level Syllabus Access

Program coordinators are given designer permissions in Simple Syllabus. To edit the syllabus template for your program, log in to Click on “Course Master” and this will allow you to enter information for your program. If there is a section you would like to add to your department’s template, contact the Office of Teaching and Learning.

FAQ for Instructors or Program Coordinators

How do I import content from a previous syllabus into my new syllabus?

My syllabus was rejected by the approver. How do I see their comments and resubmit?

Approvers (Program Directors or Assistants)

As an approver in Simple Syllabus, you will be sent completed syllabi from instructors and program coordinators in a digest email at the end of each day if you have new items to approve. When you receive the syllabus you can:

  • Edit the syllabus. Use this for minor fixes where needed, then you can approve it.
  • Reject the syllabus. Use this when there are major issues with the syllabus and the coordinator or instructors needs to be aware of what the changes should be. Please type comments in the comment box at the bottom of the page if you choose reject the syllabus so they know what needs to be fixed.
  • Accept the syllabus. Once you accept the syllabus, it will be published in Canvas and on the Simple Syllabus website for the public to see.
Updated on February 24, 2022

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