How do I find an existing Outcome to add to 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.

All Outcomes added at the account or sub-account levels are available to you as an instructor. You can find and import Account Standards, which are outcomes that have been created by your Canvas Administrator for the entire institution. You can also find State and Common Core Standards.

You can import an individual outcome or import an entire outcome group.

Open Outcomes

Open Outcomes

In Course Navigation, click the Outcomes link.

Find Outcome

Click the Find button.

Import Outcome

Select the name of an outcome group to view available outcomes [1]. You can also view outcome groups within other outcome groups.

When you have located an outcome, click the name of the outcome you want to import [2]. Click the Import button [3].

Note: You can also import an entire outcome group.

View Outcome

View the imported Outcomes.

Outcomes and outcome groups are imported to the main outcome level; learn how to move outcomes or outcome groups.