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Step 1: Choose a syllabus template

All syllabi listed are ROASS-compliant. Most people will use the Word template.

Individual faculties, schools, departments, and other academic units often have additional policies. Check with your unit head for more information.

Alternative syllabus templates

UM Learn syllabus template

You can also import a syllabus template directly into your UMLearn course shell. Log in to UMLearn and choose Self-Registration in the menu items on the navigation bar at the top of the page. Self-register for the course “UMLearn Inclusive Syllabus Template.” If you cannot access UMLearn, please contact the Service Desk at 204-474-8600 or


Sway syllabus template

Sway is a Microsoft 365 platform that allows you to design interactive documents. For help building a template in Sway, reach out to The Centre to schedule a consultation at

Step 2: Use our guide to create your syllabus

Refer to each section in our syllabus creation guide to help you build your syllabus.

Step 3: Make your syllabus reflect your values and goals

Once you've built your syllabus, here are some other resources and ideas to consider to make your syllabus reflect your values and goals.