Online Syllabi

The course syllabus informs students about the scope, procedures, bibliography, and examination or paper requirements of a course. The syllabus should also convey the instructor’s expectations about academic integrity. Suggestions for appropriate plagiarism warnings are available through the Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism section of the Center for Teaching and Learning Website. During the academic year, Yale offers students the option of viewing online syllabi through Yale Course Search (YCS) with links to Canvas @ Yale. A syllabus, even if provisional, should be posted to Canvas @ Yale well in advance of the Course Selection Period, and, in any case, not later than mid-August.

Canvas @ Yale automatically create sites for all courses listed in the University Registrar’s Office system. Faculty and students logon to Canvas @ Yale with their Yale NetID and password. For assistance, consult Canvas @ Yale online help or e-mail

Classes*v2 will remain available for reference purposes until May 2019.