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How do I edit or delete an outcome or outcome group in a course?

If you created an outcome in your course that you need to edit or delete, you can do so as long as the outcome has not yet been used to assess a student. Once the outcome has been aligned with an item or artifact and used for scoring, you cannot modify the outcome.

You can delete an outcome group as long as it does not contain any outcomes that cannot be modified.

Notes:

  • Unless you have permission, you cannot modify an outcome or outcome group that was added at the account level
  • Outcomes that cannot be edited but can be deleted are aligned with a question bank but have not yet been used to assess a student

Open Outcomes

Open Outcomes

In Course Navigation, click the Outcomes link.

Select Outcome or Outcome Group

Locate the outcome or outcome group you want to modify.

View Assessed Outcome

When selecting an outcome, Canvas will notify you of outcomes that have been used to assess a student and cannot be edited or deleted.

Modify Outcome

To edit an outcome, click the Edit button [1]. Editing an outcome lets you change the outcome name, description, calculation method, and other elements as set when creating an outcome.

To delete an outcome, click the Delete button [2].

Modify Outcome Group

To edit an outcome group, click the Edit button [1]. Editing an outcome group lets you change the outcome name and description as set when creating an outcome group.

To delete an outcome group, click the Delete button [2].

Note: If you delete an outcome group and the outcome group generates an error, your outcome group contains an outcome that cannot be modified. Move the outcome to another outcome group, then try deleting the outcome group again.