Add Topic: Add a single topic to the list at a time. Useful while
building your course.
Clear Dates: Removes all dates from the "Dates" column AND removes the
dates from browser memory (i.e., if you navigate away from the page, the
dates will not reappear).
Drag and drop: To reorder your list of topics, simply left-click and hold over the list item and drag it to a new location - the same as dragging a folder
across your desktop. The list will automatically reorder itself around the item's
new position, and the dates will remain static. Click the red "x" to delete an
Instructions: Show/hide these instructions.
Load Date List: Quickly load multiple dates at once. Dates can be in
any format, except comma delimited. List dates, weeks etc. separated by
commas (e.g. 4/5,4/6,4/7,4/8).
Load Topic List: Quickly load multiple topics at once. Useful when
loading in a previous list. Topics can include any characters (including spaces) except commas. Separate each topic with a comma
(e.g., course introduction,ice breaker,syllabus).
Save: This button accomplishes two tasks:
(1) store current list
values, both dates and topics, in browser memory. This allows you to close the
window or navigate away from the page and your lists will persist when you
return to the page. Note you must click "Save" even after deleting topics if you want the browser to remember that you deleted something. Useful if you need to restart your browser or computer, or if you wish you work on your syllabus over several days.
(2) print date and topic lists in their respective text boxes. This allows
you to copy/paste values into a document. Use these saved lists with the
"Load Date List" and "Load Topic List" buttons to recreate old syllabi quickly.
What do I do with the date and topic lists? Paste a list into a cell using Microsoft Excel (or other spreadsheet software). Select the cell, then open
the "Data" tab. Click "Text to columns" and the Text Wizard will open. Make
sure "Delimited" is selected, then click "Next." Now choose "Comma" and uncheck
anything else (e.g., "Tab"). Click "Finish" and the list values are separated
into individual cells. Select all the values and right-click in an empty cell.
Select "Paste Special...", select "Transpose," then click "OK." The values are
now in a format ready to be formatted in Excel, transferred to Word, or any