Copy and Paste Resources for Instructors

There are several University-specific statements or pieces of content that many faculty choose to incorporate within an online course, regardless of delivery method. These content areas and associated statements are covered below.

Use the text file link, following each of the descriptions below, to quickly save an unformatted copy of text in order to quickly paste within your online course.

Disablity Statement within an online class.

Disability Statement

The following is standard accommodations content from the Office of Disabilities Services at UIS.

If you are a student with a documented temporary or ongoing disability in need of academic accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 217-206-6666.

Disabilities may include, but are not limited to: Psychological, Health, Learning, Sensory, Mobility, ADHD, TBI and Asperger’s syndrome.  In some cases, accommodations are also available for shorter term disabling conditions such as severe medical situations.  Accommodations are based upon underlying medical and cognitive conditions and may include, but are not limited to: extended time for tests and quizzes, distraction free environment for tests and quizzes, a note taker, interpreter and FM devices.

Students who have made a request for an academic accommodation that has been reviewed and approved by the ODS will receive an accommodation letter which should be provided by the student to the instructor as soon as possible, preferably in the first week of class.

For assistance in seeking academic accommodations, please contact the UIS Office of Disability Services (ODS) in the Human Resources Building, Room 80, phone number 217-206-6666.

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Academic Integrity Statement

The following statement, provided by the Academic Integrity Council, may be incorporated into a Syllabus. The full policy may be referenced online at Academic Integrity.

Students are responsible for being aware of the Academic Integrity Policy and for demonstrating behavior that is honest and ethical in their academic work.

Academic violations include plagiarism, cheating, misrepresentation, academic interference, unauthorized access, and facilitation. Violations of the Academic Integrity Policy may result in sanctions including failing the assignment, failing the course, transcript notation, or referral for Academic Hearing. Please ask the instructor of this course if you have questions regarding course expectations.

Download this text file to copy and paste the disability accommodations policy into your course.


Brookens Library provides an overview of the Copyright Act with a focus on how it applies in an academic setting. Faculty should be aware of the Copyright and Fair Use as it relates to any materials used within an online course. Faculty may also want to review the Brookens Library Guidelines and Procedure for Copyright Compliance in the Use of Library Materials.

Academic Assistance for Students at The Learning Hub

The Learning Hub within the Center for Academic Success (formerly the Center for Teaching and Learning) assists students with writing, science, mathematics, and study/testing skills in any course through…

  • in-class workshops
  • out-of-class on-campus and online workshops
  • one-to-one on-campus and online tutoring appointments.

Testing Services assists faculty by proctoring tests for his/her students and coordinating services to meet his/her students’ academic needs.

Visit the Learning Hub online to review all the services offered. Contact the Learning Hub for assistance through email ( or by calling 217-206-6503.

Download this text file to embed The Learning Hub information in your course.

Communication Policy

Online courses typically involve a lot of written communication, which can be time-consuming especially if certain communication standards or expectations are not easily identifiable by participants.

Some faculty find it helpful to maintain a communication policy within the Syllabus or as an Announcement. A sample appears below.

As an exercise in professional communication and self-representation, all emails and discussion board postings must follow traditional writing standards.

Each communication should include:

  • A Salutation: Hi/Hello Person’s Name
  • A message or body that is clear, concise, polite, and has complete sentences with standard spelling and grammar–including capitalization and punctuation. (No text message-ese or IM slang).
  • A Sign-Off: Thanks/See you Monday/Have a nice weekend/Best wishes, and your name.

When you have questions for me, please use the following guidelines so that other students may benefit:

  • Questions about TECHNOLOGY should be asked in the Technology Questions discussion forum. 
  • Questions about an ASSIGNMENT or the SYLLABUS should be posted in the Questions for the Instructor discussion forum.
  • PERSONAL MATTERS should be discussed with your instructor through email. 

Download this text file to copy and paste the communications policy into your course.