You can print this document for reference, it is about 4 pages long.
The syllabi system uses a database that stores the syllabi for easy access through the Internet from anywhere in the world. The system allows Instructors to create new or modify existing syllabi online and allows Academic Reviewers to edit, if necessary, and approve syllabi online and then publish them. This system means that the most up-to-date syllabi will always be available to everyone. Office personnel will not need to mail syllabi to potential students, nor trash outdated copies of printed syllabi.
Instructors can create completely new syllabi by filling in the form, which follows the standard design set by Webster University, or if they already have an electronic version in Word or WordPerfect for example, they can cut and paste into the form and have a finished syllabi in minutes.
Syllabi are either in Review status or View status. When an Instructor creates a syllabus it is in Review status and can only be seen by the Instructor that created it or by the Academic Reviewer.
When the Instructor is finished with the syllabus he must notify the Academic Reviewer who reviews the syllabus. When the Academic Reviewer is satisfied with the syllabus he moves it from Review status to View status. At this point it is visible to the general public from the campus Web site.
We recommend that you use standard sentence punctuation in your syllabus. Do not capitalize every word, only the first in each sentence.
Note: After you have submitted your work you can login anytime to edit it, however once the Academic Reviewer has reviewed a syllabus and released it for public view you cannot access that syllabus any longer to edit it. Should you need to make a change for any reason contact the Academic Reviewer and ask that the syllabus be put back in Review status. Once it is in Review status you can edit it again. When it is ready, contact the Academic Reviewer so he can proof it and release for public view again.
Warning: Once you login and start to work you have 60 minutes to finish before the server will close your connection and log you out. This happens transparently and is not obvious to the user, and means that you will lose your work. To avoid this, fill out at least the fields highlighted in red, then click on the Submit New Course button to save your work. You can then reopen your syllabus and continue.
Regardless of whether you are an Instructor or an Academic Advisor you must log in to get started. You must login using the login name provided to you by the Office Manager. For example, John Doe may get the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org, then John logs in using jdoe, ignoring the @webster.edu suffix or the Office Manager can create a login called johndoe with the password jdoe.
When the Office Manager creates your login he will set your password to 'password'. The first time you actually login you will have to change this to whatever you want. Your new password can be alphanumeric and any length. Keep this in mind: Even though the only syllabi that you will be able to see are the ones that you are currently working on and are still incomplete, you should pick a password that is relatively secure. Your e-mail address is common knowledge, you don't want someone guessing your password and accessing your syllabi without your permission.
This has been an issue with Internet Explorer 6. The simplest solution is to go to Tools, Internet Options, Security, click on the Trusted Sites icon then the Sites button. Add "http://www.webster-info.org" (without the quotes) in the box labeled "Add this Web site to the zone", then click the Add button. Make sure the checkbox concerning server verification is not checked.Close your browser, open it and try to log in again.
If this is a new syllabus:
If this is a syllabus that you started earlier and submitted:
The database does not save formatting except in the Course Requirements and Grading Scale section.
This is done by design. You can enter multiple e-mail addresses and they are all added to the To line or your e-mail program when someone clicks on any one of them. The user can then remove the unwanted address(es) and use the one he prefers.
Contact your Office Manager, he can can reset your password to 'password'. You can log in again and reset your password to whatever you want.
If you are still having problems contact your Office Manager or Academic Reviewer for help. If you have any suggestions or comments about the design of the Online Syllabi System you can send them to the Web Team.