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. 

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 in 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 provide 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 ttchelp@uwplatt.edu