Course Information

Course Objectives

{NOTE:  Some examples of different types of measurable course objectives are listed below. Replace these with your own objectives. There needs to be some sort of link between the objectives and assignments. One way to do this is to include the assignment that correlates to each objective in parenthesis. Alternatively, you might list specific objectives on the assignments. Either way will do.} (Delete this note before publishing.) 

{After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:}

  1. {Select appropriate tax strategies for different financial and personal situations. (Quiz #2)}
  2. {Collaborate on a group project by completing designated tasks and offering feedback to team members on their tasks. (Group Project)}
  3. {Explain the benefits and limitations of using mobile devices in the classroom. (Discussion #4)}

Textbooks and Materials

Technology Requirements

High-speed Internet access is required.

{Provide clear instructions for how to obtain, install, and use all required technologies listed, including links to privacy policies and accessibility statements for these tools. This information may be included in the syllabus or as a stand-alone page in the course to draw attention to it.}

Assignments and Grading

{Provide a listing of assignments and the points or percentage weighted for the semester. For example:}

Assignments Points
Introduction Assignment 75
Quizzes (5 at 25 points each) 125
Chapter Presentation 100
Tests (2 at 100 points each) 200
Class Activities/ Discussion/ Participation 175
Group Project 250
Final Culminating Experience 75
Total 1000

{Point out the grading criteria for assignments, or provide instructions about where to access such information. This might be a detailed checklist, a rubric, or description of how the assignments will be graded. Explain how students are able to track their progress and how long it will take you to grade and return feedback.}

{If proctoring is required, be sure to designate that and include specific directions (may also be in Policies or as a separate course document).}

Grading Scale

{Insert grading scale here.} Example: 

{The following grades are based on a 10% grading scale:}

1000-900 = A

899-800 = B

799-700 = C

699-600 = D

599 or below = F

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course eLearn news page. 

Policies and Procedures

NOTE:  Only the enrolled student for the course may log into the course.  Allowing someone else to log into your course or logging into someone else’s course is considered to be academic misconduct and will result in the same responses as traditional classroom academic misconduct—failure for an assignment or failure for the course.

Expectations for Online Coursework

{This is where you need to list specific expectations including things like participation, course reading assignments, how often they should be logging in to eLearn, discussion board expectations, etc.}

{A list of course expectations should include information an instructor would share with a student as if they were sitting in his/her office. Use this page to advise what students need to do to succeed in the course.}

{Expectations might include:


{Clearly state whether students should use eLearn email or Volstate/Gmail email to communicate with you. Explain your communication policy: what you expect from students and what students can expect from you. All faculty are expected to return student communication within 48 hours (24 hours on weekdays is encouraged). If you are using a text-based tool such as Remind, include directions for use here.} 

Course Calendar/Schedule



Content and Assigned Chapters

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