Since I wanted time to work on my syllabus, I decided to complete it over the weekend, so I wouldn’t stress next week. I decided to create my own template with Picktochart, and it really was easy! In the past, I had used the template and while it was better than a Word document, it still wasn’t too fancy. It helped that I had Wendy’s ideas to reference. I really like how Wendy listed activities that students would do. That would actually make me excited to be in a class… instead of just reading about course goals. I got rid of my course goals! (Don’t worry, they are still on my website!) Here are a few tricks that I discovered while developing my syllabus:
- Under tools, you can create a chart for your grading policy. Under settings, you can turn off the “legend.” This way, you can make the chart easier to read. Then, I placed the title category over the bar. This was much easier to read.
- I decided that two fonts look better than sticking with one. Also, I tried not to go add too many fonts, or I think it is hard to read.
- Under graphics, I stick with icons instead of images. To me, they look more streamlined for an infographic. With icons, you can change the opacity or the color.
- If you move any box, Picktochart has great guidelines that appear. This really helps me because I can barely line up my bulletin boards!
Do you have any Picktochart advice? I am so excited to show this to my students!