Creating a visual syllabus, often as an alternative to the standard approach, creates a more approachable document that communicates the tone, structure, and nature of the course in an immediate way.
Explore & Consider
Explore the following selection of short articles and videos that reflect on or summarize current thinking, research, or experiences related to the topic.
The Graphic Syllabus: Shedding a Visual Light on Course Organization
Linda NIlson writes about using visuals to connect coursework to course objectives.
Visual Syllabus: Course Map
Professor Steve Greenlaw teaches an online course at the University of Mary Washington and utilizes a visual syllabus to map the journey his students take through his course.
Examples, Samples, and Templates
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