Master Syllabus Addendum to Course Syllabus

Instructors are encouraged to include additional Washburn University information with their course syllabus. There are two Master Syllabus documents: one for undergraduate courses and one for graduate courses. These documents can be found under the Teaching heading on the VPAA’s Policies and Forms page:

The updated Master Syllabus is also available for Desire2Learn instructors to link to from within their courses. The information from both the graduate and undergraduate Mastery Syllabi has been consolidated into one document. Linking to this Master Syllabus provides the benefit that any changes made to the original will appear the next time a user selects the link. Additionally, if contents are copied from one course to another course, the copied link will continue to point to the most up-to-date material.

The steps to link to the Master Syllabus from with a D2L course are:

  1. Go to the module where you place your course syllabus
  2. Click the New button
  3. Select New Link from the menu
  4. Type University Syllabus Additions in the Title box
  5. Delete http://from the URL box
  6. Copy and paste the following text into the URL box:
  7. Click the Create button


Summer 2013 courses in Desire2Learn


In Summer 2013, we will begin our transition to Desire2Learn as our new learning management system (LMS) for online and web-assisted courses.  Some courses will use ANGEL and some will use Desire2Learn for Summer 2013.  By Fall 2013, all courses will use Desire2Learn.

Desire2Learn Logo Link

What this means for you:

  • Clicking on your course link in MyWashburn will take you to the appropriate environment for your course. (Either Desire2Learn or ANGEL)
  • There is a Student Orientation available on your Desire2Learn homepage that will assist you with navigation and use of the new LMS.
  • If your course is in Desire2Learn and the semester hasn’t started yet, you will be taken to your Desire2Learn homepage and that course will appear there as an inactive link with a date indicating when it will be available.
  • If you would like to go directly to Desire2Learn, you can click on the logo on the MyCourses tab in MyWashburn or go to: ; log in with your MyWashburn username and password.
  • If you would like to go directly to ANGEL , go to and log in with your MyWashburn username and password.

Please contact Online Education Support at or 785-670-2381 if you are experiencing any difficulties when accessing Desire2Learn or ANGEL for Summer 2013 courses.