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Student Life Events at St. George

Understanding Your Course Syllabus (Virtual)

Sep 19, 2022 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Registration Deadline: Sep 19, 2022 02:00 PM

Learn about the common sections of a course syllabus and strategies to interpret the instructions within a syllabus. Students will also learn about how to apply syllabus instructions to learning strategies in other areas, such as test prep and participation. Topics covered in this workshop include:  

  • Common Sections of a Course Syllabus 
  • Test Format and Preparation 
  • Participation 
  • Requesting Accommodations  
Format: Understanding Your Course Syllabus will be offered virtually via MS Teams. Students are welcome to join at anytime, although it is recommended to join right at the beginning of the session. Participants may choose to take breaks at intervals of their own choosing to sustain concentration. The workshop will be presented through a PowerPoint, which will be sent to attendees after the workshop is complete.  

Participation: Being on camera, using your mic, or participating in the chat are all optional. We welcome you to participate in a way that works for you. You are welcome to ask your own questions throughout the presentation or at the designated question and answer period at the end of the workshop 

Materials: You are not required to bring any materials to these sessions, but we encourage you take notes if this works best for you. You are also encouraged to have a copy of a syllabus from one of your classes downloaded onto your computer or printed. Copies of the slides will be provided to attendees via email after the workshop is complete. 

Platform Access Information: This event will be delivered using MS Teams. Please ensure your MS Teams access is up to date to make the most of this session. To learn about the accessibility features on MS Teams and how to use them, you can read more about the overview of accessibility features and watch the MS Teams video tutorials.

Technology & Sound: This session will be taking place over the MS Teams platform, and will require a computer or device with this platform installed, with a built in microphone and speakers. The majority of session will use PowerPoint slides, which will be available after the session. Sessions will not be recorded. There will be automated captioning for the entirety of the session. Automated captioning will be available  if accessing the conference using MS Teams for desktop. 

The workshops/events hosted by Accessibility Services on CLNx are geared to students who self-identify as living with a disability. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this event, please connect with in advance of the date. Please note that some accommodations may require at least 12 business days' advance notice.

Questions: If you have other questions about this event, please feel free to contact us at 
Please note: the information you provide by signing up for this Accessibility Services event through CLNx is held confidentially, in line with FIPPA standards. Only limited Accessibility Services staff and 2 CLNx administrators will have access to it. If you have any questions or concerns, please connect with