Is this a new type of syllabus?

Yes. The traditional syllabus is out of alignment with today's hybrid and online learning environments.

SALSAs are designed to:

  • deliver information in a learner-centric format
  • incorporate measurable learning outcomes/objectives
  • meet requirements for web accessibility
  • provide responsive layouts for mobile devices

Who is developing Salsa?

Salsa is an open source web application being developed at Utah State University. The Salsa project team is located at the Center for Innovative Design & Instruction. The Salsa project has received funding from the Utah Science and Technology Research initiative.

Contact the project at

How does Salsa work?

When you click on "Create your Salsa", a secure link to your new document is opened. As you add information, click "Save" to update your SALSA. Use the "Edit" link to return and make changes to your saved version. Click "Publish" and link to your SALSA in web accessible HTML format.

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