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The Syllabus

Course Syllabus Template

Please note that the new Course Syllabus Template and the Campus Syllabus below is compliant with Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility guidelines.

NEW: University of Tennessee, Knoxville Accessible Syllabus Template (editable WORD docx file).  This template can be modified yet contains many useful suggestions for areas to include in your version as well as explanations of its accessible features.

Alternately, you may update your own syllabus to be accessible and use it in conjunction with the one-page CAMPUS SYLLABUS 2016-17.  Please read through the accessibility instructions in the campus syllabus before attaching to your own syllabus.

Syllabus Checklist

The TennTLC syllabus checklist 2016 is a helpful tool with information to edit your existing syllabus.  Be sure to use the checklist in conjunction with either the template or the campus syllabus above, so that your syllabus is accessible and contains current information.

For more about approaches to the syllabus, go to our Creating a Syllabus page.

OIT Training Workshops

Sign up for OIT Training Workshops to learn how to manage Online@UT,  technology enhancements for your face-to-face or online teaching (such as clickers or video support), making materials accessible, and other teaching with technology support.  Syllabi should be posted on your course site in both word and pdf form, in order to students to find and reference it.

Other units supporting your teaching efforts are linked at the bottom of our web page!

To find out about teaching at UT and UT policies, consult the UT Teaching Guide, edited by the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center and The University of Tennessee Provost’s Office and updated annually at

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