Creating Your Syllabus


Each quarter faculty need to develop a syllabus for each class they teach, submit the syllabus to the college Syllabus Upload and make the syllabus available for students. This website provides all the information you will need to complete the syllabus process. The process for developing a syllabus includes:

  1. Review the Required Components, the Examples, and the Syllabus Template.
  2. Develop your syllabus by completing the Syllabus Template or closely following it as you create your own syllabus.
  3. Upload your syllabus (this is required every quarter) at (For instructions, click on the link below the Login button.)
  4. Post your syllabus to your eLearning course or other web-based site. The college has made a commitment to sustainability which can be seen in our values (; please limit hard copy distribution of your syllabus, if possible.

Required Components

For additional information about these components, see component examples.

Course Information

  • Quarter, Year course is offered (Example: Fall, 2014)
  • Number of Credits
  • Time, Class Days, or Course Mode:
    • Class Times and Days, or
    • Online Course, or
    • Hybrid Course with assigned meeting times, or
    • Online Course with meeting times.
  • Course Description: Enter the catalog course description from Edmonds College Catalog:(full URL:
  • Prerequisites: (if applicable).

Instructor Information

  • Instructor Name.
  • Office Hours: (if applicable).
  • Office Location: (if applicable).
  • Phone: Your Edmonds College phone number.
  • Email: Your Edmonds College email address.
  • Best Way to Contact You: Describe your preferred means of communication (Edmonds College email, Canvas, Edmonds College phone) and when students should expect a response.

Course Materials

Learning Objectives

  • List all official Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs). Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs) for all courses are in the course descriptions in the online academic catalog, (full URL You may list additional CLOs, but only in addition to the official objectives.
  • Certificate and Degree (Program-level) Learning Outcomes (PLOs). This course is part of a certificate or a degree and assesses student achievement of these specific outcomes:

Outcomes for Edmonds College degrees and certificates can be found in the online college catalog (full URL: embedded within each degree or certificate. To find specific outcomes, click on the Degrees and Certificates link and select a program from the list.

Course Mode

Use one of these samples to describe the mode of your course:

  • Online Course Sample Description: This is an online course. Classroom time is replaced by content and activities that take place in a managed online classroom (eLearning class). However, the contact hours are flexible and assignments and communication can take place at home or any place with a computer and Internet access. Generally, online classes do not require campus visits (unless stated here). Visit eLearning (full URL: for more information about taking an online class.
  • Hybrid Course Sample Description: This is a hybrid course. A hybrid course is a combination of traditional classroom activities as well as online instruction. Some classroom time is replaced by content and activities that take place in a managed online eLearning classroom. (Describe specific meeting times and activities as well as expectations for online activities). Visit eLearning (full URL: for more information about taking a class a Hybrid course.
  • eLearning Enhanced Sample Description: This class is supplemented with an eLearning class website. Those resources include the following:
    • Students can access those resources at (Canvas, or URL.) Visit eLearning (full URL: for more information about eLearning enhanced classes.
    • Student Technical Support: Contact START at 425.640.1101.

Assignments and Grading

  • Assessment Criteria and Grading Policies. Explain how grades will be determined and what assessment criteria and rubrics will be used, including information on class attendance and participation.
  • Attendance Policy (if attendance is graded).
  • Make-up or Late Work (if applicable).
  • Policy on V and I Grades (if applicable) These can be found in the online college catalog ( on the Academic Requirements page, under Student Grades.
  • Policy on S, U, and N Grades (if applicable) These can be found in the online college catalog ( on the Academic Requirements page, under Student Grades.
  • Plagiarism Reference (if applicable). Reference Information
  • Institutional Withdrawal Policy.
  • Please see the Student Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities (full URL: at Edmonds College. This document includes Guidelines for Student Conduct and information on disciplinary procedures.

Statement on Academic Integrity

Edmonds College students shall demonstrate Academic Integrity. I am expected to report all violations of Academic Integrity (academic dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism, and unauthorized collaboration) to the College. The College's database of such incidents will be monitored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Services. Data will be maintained for three years. Evidence of repeat incidents will result in additional action by the Office of the Vice President for Student Services as governed by the Student Code of Conduct. In this class, cheating and plagiarism will result in an assignment or grade penalty ranging from (insert minimum penalty here) to (insert maximum penalty here). A second incident in this class will result in an assignment or grade penalty ranging from (insert minimum penalty here—must be at least a zero on the assessment) to (insert maximum penalty here).

Final Exam and Last Meeting of Class

Services for Students With Disabilities

Course Expectations

  • What can students expect of you as an instructor and what do students need to know and to be successful in your class? Describe how you will manage your class as well as your vision for student success in your class.
  • If this is an online or hybrid course, you should include the following, "Successful completion of student responsibilities in this class requires online access to Canvas. You are expected to login to your online classroom at least XX times per week for a minimum of XX hours. Instructions for access to Canvas and student technical support is located at START (full URL:"

Student Services Information: (full URL:

Emergency Preparedness

  • Include a College Closure/Delayed Opening Notification Statement: You can sign up to receive email or text notifications of college closures or delayed openings due to weather or other emergencies at FlashAlert Newswire & Messenger (full URL:

    Include your plan for communication in the event of inclement weather or similar event.

Important Dates

Course Calendar

  • List important dates and milestones for course, including tentative assignment due dates, exams, and other class activities.
  • Please see the Department Chair for other information and specific criteria for your Department.