How do I create an outcome for a course?
Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.
In Canvas, Outcomes can be created for your entire course.
Click the New Outcome button.
Enter a name for the outcome in the Name this outcome field . 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 .
You can also enter a description in the Rich Content Editor field .
Add Criterion Ratings
Click the Edit icon  to edit the criterion rating. You can change the existing name (if desired) for the criterion in the criterion name field . Set the criterion point value by typing in the points field .
To save the criterion, click the OK button . To remove the criterion completely, click the Delete button .
To add additional criterion ratings, click the Insert link .
Set Mastery and Calculation Method
Set the mastery point value in the Mastery at field . 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 , 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 .
View created Outcome.