Canvas: Outcomes overview

Outcomes can be aligned to assessments in Canvas. Student learning outcomes can be created specifically for a course. In addition to course outcomes, general education outcomes and program outcomes can be imported from folders and easily added to a course to allow for achievement reporting.

The Canvas LMS provides faculty and instructors a convenient way to track student performance toward course, general education, and program-level outcomes. General education outcomes and program outcomes are available to be imported from outcomes folders populated within Canvas. If a department or program would like to have program-level or course-level outcomes added to Canvas folder, this can be requested using the Outcome Folder Request form.

Learning outcomes can be individually created in a Canvas course. This works well for course learning outcomes. At the institution level, general education outcomes and program outcomes are available to import into a Canvas course and aligned with an assignment rubric. To create outcomes directly to your course, see Canvas Guide: How do I create outcomes for a course?

At the institution-level, shared outcomes folders for general education and program outcomes provides departments a way to assess students directly in a course with a single reporting stream. Shared outcomes folders can also be used at the course-level for multi-section courses. 

If you have questions, please contact the TTC at 608.342.1798 or

Keywords:Outcomes Canvas course faculty performance TTC program general education accreditation assignment   Doc ID:88477
Owner:Regina N.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2018-12-14 16:04 CDTUpdated:2019-09-09 12:33 CDT
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