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How do I create custom account or sub-account outcome names for students?

As an admin, you can choose to allow the Student Learning Mastery Gradebook for instructors to enable in their courses, which lets students see Learning Mastery scores on their Grades page. All Outcomes in the course appear in the student view. However, some official outcome names may be difficult for students to understand, so when creating outcomes at the account level, you have the option to create a custom, or more friendly name, to appear for students. This separate name field allows you to keep both the official name of the outcome as well as create a friendlier version that is more helpful for students.

Note: For instructors, creating a custom name is a course permission. If they have access, instructors can create friendly names for outcomes they create at the course level. However, they cannot create custom names for outcomes created at the account level.

Open Account

Open Account

In Global Navigation, click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Outcomes

Open Outcomes

In Account or Sub-Account Navigation, click the Outcomes link.

Create New Outcome

If you want to create a friendly name while creating a new Outcome, click the New Outcome button.

Create Friendly Name

Create Friendly Name

Enter a name for the outcome in the Name this outcome field [1]. This is the name of the outcome that will also appear for instructors in their Learning Mastery Gradebook.

To create a custom outcome name for students, enter a name in the Friendly name (optional) field [2].  

Edit Outcome

If you want to edit an existing outcome and add a friendly name, locate and click the name of the outcome [1]. Click the Edit Outcome button [2].

You can only edit outcomes that have not yet been used to assess a student. If the Edit Outcome button is grayed out, you cannot edit the outcome.

Note: Your friendly name will not appear as part of the Outcomes Index page.