Building a Schedule

Building a Schedule

This article will be most useful for course developers, syllabus editors, and/or instructors who are able to edit syllabi.

Overview

The schedule is the part of the syllabus that students return to again and again throughout the term, so it’s important that it be well-organized and easy to understand. Read on to learn how to use Concourse’s formatting tools to make this tool as usable as possible.

Before You Begin

The native formatting tools in the Schedule item allow you to create an accessible timetable. If you link to a schedule built with a different tool or copy a table from a different source, it may not be accessible. We encourage you to use the Schedule tool to its fullest extent to create an item that is accessible to users with disabilities.

Building a Schedule

To begin, open the Concourse syllabus where you would like to add a schedule then follow the steps below.
  1. In the upper-left corner of the Concourse screen, select the Syllabus dropdown menu and then select Edit.
  2. At the top-left of the syllabus, select +Schedule.
  3. In the text editor, enter any general information users should have about the syllabus and save. A statement that oftentimes appears here is a note that the schedule may be revised in the event of inclement weather or extenuating circumstances.


  4. The Schedule item has been added to the syllabus. Select Schedule Entry+ for each unit of time to be included in the schedule, such as weeks or modules. Each entry appears as a separate row on a table.


  5. In the Schedule Entry window, insert as much information as desired for each field and save when complete.

Best Practices and Recommendations

Each unit of time (week or module) must be entered individually to maintain accessibility. To make the schedule-building process faster, you may want to copy this text from an existing source so that it doesn’t have to be typed in manually. Note that the schedule can be copied into future versions of the syllabus for quicker editing.

For more information about adding external content to a Concourse syllabus, see also Pasting Text from Word, Adding Tables to a Syllabus, and Linking to External Sites in a Syllabus.


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