UTTA — the University of Texas at Austin — is set to begin offering online syllabi that can be viewed as a textbook for teachers, according to a report by the Austin American-Statesman.
The online version of the UTA’s syllabus will be a part of the UTAs curriculum, but it will be available for students to use and customize.
The syllabus is also available for teachers to download and access.
The Texas Tribune’s Julie DePasquale reports that the online version is expected to be released sometime in the fall.
The news comes as other universities in the state have started offering online courses in the past year.
The College of Arts and Sciences, which also has been offering online classes since February, will begin offering classes for the fall in August, the Austin-American Statesman reported.
Other institutions that offer online courses include UTEP, UTSA and UTAP.
In May, Texas became the first state to make it easier for students who want to take online courses to do so, allowing them to enroll for online classes as early as December.
The online syllabus was designed by the UTSA College of Education and Information Technology, which is led by Tom O’Brien, a professor of education and technology.
He is a former president of the Texas Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
The curriculum includes topics such as business, science, history, art and technology, and geography, according the Tribune.
In May, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights announced that UTSA students were required to report students who violated the federal Fair Housing Act by being white.
Students who were black and Latino were exempt from the requirement and had to file a complaint.
The UTA and the UTAS did not immediately respond to the Tribune’s request for comment.