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Set Up Outcomes

Student learning objectives/outcomes/goals are statements of what a student should know or be able to do at the end of a course or program.  Such statements include the knowledge, skills, and dispositions a student is to achieve in order to pass a course or graduate from a program.  In Canvas, these statements are all referred to as Outcomes.  Setting up Outcomes is the first step towards tracking and improving student learning using the assessment tools in Canvas.  See the Outcomes section of the Assessment Toolkit for additional information on writing outcomes. 

To ensure complete data tracking, Outcomes for a Canvas course should be fully set up before students are assessed with any assignments. 

What are Outcomes? (video)
Add your Outcomes to a course
Set up how Outcome Mastery is Calculated
Import program-level Outcomes