Everybody wins when syllabi are online
“We believe technology [that works] empowers the academic community and positions your school to be a leader in learning management, collaboration, and efficiency.”
The syllabus geeks work with schools to streamline workflow and enhance collaboration with smart, bleeding-edge solutions that address accreditation, compliance, and retention.
As the experts in syllabus management, Intellidemia supports higher education with Concourse, an easy-to-use platform that improves student performance, faculty productivity, and administrative efficiency by getting syllabi online fast, making it easy to organize, share, and analyze course information.
Concourse allows you to structure and standardize syllabi so you can quickly generate comprehensive reports based on syllabus content.
Concourse Lite allows you to take all of your existing syllabi in their freeform state and upload them to your custom themed turnkey syllabus solution. Simply put, it’s more syllabus management with way less time, money, and technology.
Reporting & Evaluation
You can generate reports for every syllabus within your department or throughout your entire institution. With Concourse, you can extract these outcomes directly from each syllabus and aggregate them all into a single report.back to top
Users expect to have the information they want, when they want it, and in the form they want to receive it. Concourse lives up to this expectation by allowing course information to be viewed and shared anytime, anyplace.
Easily share your internally facing syllabus with people in your academic community including registered students, instructors, IT members, and administrators.
Replicate all of the content on your syllabus while retaining the settings used in the original, making it easier to revise your syllabi from semester to semester. It’s also the most efficient way to deploy a template with embedded policies for a school, department, or the entire institution.back to top
The reporting features of Concourse allow for institutional researchers to search through syllabi and identify gaps or duplication in the curriculum. By providing structure to data, Concourse can easily provide reports to determine if courses are meeting program and institutional outcomes.
Whether instructors are looking to share course information, develop entirely new courses, or allow TAs and student services to participate in adding to the syllabus, this is now easily achieved with Concourse. Central accessibility and permissions make it easy to open your syllabus up for others to contribute and build upon.back to top
Streamline Document Management
Create a basecamp for everything related to the syllabus from student course search to registration, authoring to editing, and administrator processing to reporting. When you move syllabi from email, paper, websites, and filing cabinets to Concourse, you have easy access to the most-up-to-date and archived course information, always.
By using the search tools in Concourse, you can drill down and analyze any course desired and generate dynamic reports needed for accreditation and transfer processes.
By getting syllabi in an online repository you not only save administrators time scanning and copying paper syllabi for multi-purpose distribution, you save on toner and paper purchasing. The average syllabus is 6 pages; multiply that by the number of students and the average course load, that’s a lot of paper. Go green, while keeping green[back] in your budget.back to top
For the first time, schools have the power to easily meet federal mandates including the HEOA requirements to post textbook information prior to registration. With Concourse, all course materials can be accessed in the single location that makes sense, the syllabus. Textbook procurement has never been so easy.
Texas passed House Bill 2504, the first legislation of its kind, requiring that all course syllabi be accessible online and within no more than three clicks from the college homepage and this infrastructure had to be in place to meet these unfunded mandates in less than a year. Have a plan before you need a plan, with Concourse.
Have the confidence that all institution, school, and department policies are always present and up-to-date on syllabus across your institution. Student services and disability statement can easily be included in a syllabus template and pushed out to your faculty to build their syllabus around.back to top
Because Concourse is a fully hosted platform, it relieves technical administrators from having to develop and maintain an in-house tool to collect, catalog, create, distribute, or post syllabi. By getting syllabi online you save your school, department, and instructor the burden of excessive printing and paper waste so your equipment and budget can go further.
As easy as MS Word; Concourse requires little training, so faculty can be more autonomously productive, instantly distribute workflow, and effortlessly provide a seamless course experience for everyone in your academic community.back to top
Help your students make the right decision the first time. Concourse allows students and advisors access to more than a subject codes and outdated course descriptions.
A simple keyword search provides in-depth access to a complete listing of course information so students come better prepared and advisors have the latest course information. Advisors can use Concourse to preview the most relevant courses in their entirety ensuring that all courses meet a student’s interest as well as their requirements.
Eliminate the time and bottom-line costs of adding and dropping class. Concourse provides you with a full text search and complete, up-to-date syllabus so the right decision can be made every time. The more accurately you can predict the number of students per course the more profitable a course will be.back to top
Building a Brand
Take advantage of a key marketing opportunity by using Concourse to reinforce your brand and highlight program offerings. With a custom theme, every syllabus can have your school’s logo and colors.
Create a consistent experience from your homepage to the classroom by making it easy for prospective and transfer students to explore your unique set of courses in Concourse and burn your brand into their memory.back to top
Search & Preview
Empowering students with the syllabus during the course selection and registration process is tremendously valuable. Students can now access syllabi before they register so they know exactly what to expect when they go to class. No longer will students be limited by short and vague course catalog descriptions; with better access to information, students will be enrolled in the right classes from day one.
Once a student has selected the right course, they can easily register for that course using the same system. With the ability to integrate, Concourse automates course registration from the student information system (SIS) and updates the instructor’s course roster at the same time.back to top
Being able to assure the transfer of credits from one college to another is a key deciding factor for many students. With Concourse, you can quickly assess how this will play out by bringing syllabi into the recruitment process early ensuring students graduate from your school on time.
Student articulation is another area where an online syllabus can save time and money. Concourse makes it easy to facilitate cross-institutional course sharing. Understanding a course in its entirety guarantees you choose the right course, gain approval, and get credit.
The Concourse keyword search tool makes it possible for students and counselors to discover a much wider array of course possibilities instantaneously. In addition, advisors can review courses students have taken at their previous institution and work with admission counselors to determine which credits will transfer and be exchanged.back to top
The Concourse calendar sync feature allows students to synchronize their course’s date bound commitments to any personal online calendar, and if an instructor changes due date in their syllabus, the student’s calendar automatically updates. With an integrated view of all their academic commitments, students can plan more effectively and increase performance.
Instructors can look techy without having to be techy. Concourse is as easy as to use as Microsoft Word, making it the choice syllabus authoring tool. Save time through updating your syllabus anytime, anywhere. With all of your course information contained and presented on a single syllabus, you can seamlessly manage multiple sections with one master syllabus.
No more programming, developing, uploading, or html editing; Concourse is fully hosted, making it easy to organize, share, and analyze course information. Concourse is so user-friendly, faculty become comfortable in less than an hour, eliminating training time and increasing faculty adoption.
Instructors and administrators alike tend to dread the process of course approval. Collecting syllabi in all their various versions, forms, and revisions, quickly becomes a daunting task for everyone. With a central syllabus system, you have one place to create, find, and catalog all of your syllabi, significantly streamlining the course approval process.back to top
Wow! Did you really make it this far?
Actually, we didn’t want to make a long story about solutions even more obnoxious by piling on more solutions, so if you want to learn more about how Concourse provides your school with applications for textbook procurement, accessibility, and increasing collaboration with student services, contact us.
Have you found any value in how Concourse solves problems and benefits everyone in your academic community? We would love to get your feedback. The twist…send us your comments via Facebook or tweet @SyllabusGeeks.back to top