Course Preview Feature

New UCF Policy regarding Required Elements of the Course Syllabus Coming

A  new UCF policy will take effect beginning with the Fall 2019 semester, which requires all faculty members to provide a Syllabus in Webcourses@UCF each semester. This policy was put in place to “provide a consistent approach for presenting essential information that supports learning and ensures that UCF is in compliance with the standards set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and other accrediting bodies.”

The Course Preview feature shows students your course’s Syllabus description from your Webcourses@UCF course section. Once you enable the Course Preview, UCF students who are logged in to the myUCF Class Search will see a View Tentative Class Syllabus link. This link will allow them to view your course’s Syllabus description.

Syllabus Tool Required

The Course Preview feature does not import the syllabus from a user-created Page or file in Webcourses@UCF. Only the content listed in the actual Syllabus tool will work with the Course Preview feature. However, you do not need to make the Syllabus Tool visible to students in your course if you prefer to use a Page to display your Syllabus to students once they are enrolled.

No Links or Images Will Be Included in the Preview

The Course Preview Feature will not include any links or images that are in your Syllabus Description including PDFs or Word documents.

Enable the Course Preview Feature

  1. Sign on to the myUCF Portal with your NID and NID password.
  2. In the myUCF Menu, click Faculty/Advisor Self Service.
  3. Click Instructors.
  4. Click Faculty Webcourse Manager. You will see your list of course section(s) for the current term.
    • Note: If you wish to view a different semester, click Select a different term at the top of the page.
  5. Click the check box in the Display Syllabus column for that course section to display the text of the Syllabus Description from your Webcourses@UCF course section in the UCF Class Search.
  6. You may now preview how your syllabus will look in the Class Search by clicking the Preview Syllabus link.
  7. Click Save.

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