In a purely mechanical sense, a Syllabus is a text document used to communicate a course overview to students. Schoology pages are unique to a particular course, can't be lost, and can be easily updated. Course assignments can link back to this document, and links can be created inside the document to act as a "Chapter of Contents" for your course.
There are a variety of ways to create a Syllabus with a Schoology Page, but for expediency's sake:
- Open a digital copy of your Syllabus (it can be a Word Document, a Google Doc, or a plain text file). PDF's don't work well here, because the text wont reflow.
- Create the Materials Folder inside the appropriate Schoology Course.
- Create a Page inside that Folder. A good name would be Course Syllabus. A better name would be Syllabus-Bio-2013-Doe.
- Copy and Paste the content of your open Syllabus Document into the Page editor, then save.
- Make certain that the document is visable to your students.
Besides now having an Authoratative Source document that can't be lost, and is always up-to-date, using a Schoology page for the Syllabus offers many additional advantages.
- Assignments sent through Schoology can link back to this one document.
- Links embeded in this page can direct traffic to other resources.