How do I create an Outcome for my course?

In Canvas, Outcomes can be created for your entire course.

Open Outcomes

Open Outcomes

In Course Navigation, click the Outcomes link.

Add Outcome

Add Outcome

Click the New Outcome button.

Create Outcome

Create Outcome

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

If you allow students to view Learning Mastery scores on the Grades page, they will see the name of the outcome. However, you may want to create a custom, more friendly name. To create a friendly name for student view, enter a name in the Friendly name (optional) field [2].  

You can also enter a description in the Rich Content Editor field [3].

Add Criterion Ratings

Add Criterion Ratings

Click the Edit icon [1] to edit the criterion rating. You can change the existing name (if desired) for the criterion in the criterion name field [2]. Set the criterion point value by typing in the points field [3].

To save the criterion, click the OK button [4]. To remove the criterion completely, click the Delete button [5].

To add additional criterion ratings, click the Insert link [6].

Set Mastery and Calculation Method

Set Mastery and Calculation Method

Set the mastery point value in the Mastery at field [1]. This field indicates the number of points that must be achieved for mastery according to the criterion ratings.

In the Calculation Method drop-down menu [2], select the calculation method for the outcome. By default, new outcomes are set to the Decaying Average calculation method in the Canvas interface. Learn more about the various Outcome calculation methods.

Click the Save button [3].

View Outcome

View created Outcome.