Considerations and Potential Drawbacks
- Using the Forum as a syllabus means a greater time-commitment from you in terms of maintenance and updating online information.
- Decide on a balance between how much time you can offer, and how you want to use the Forum.
- Don't depend solely on the online syllabus. Use it in conjunction with regular class handouts and announcements.
- Students might get the impression that they can simply "follow along online." Discourage this by emphasizing the importance of in-class learning and activities.