How do I find State or Common Core Standards Outcomes to add to a course?

State and Common Core Standards are goals objectives for student assessment in the United States. These standards have been created by the nation's governors and educational leaders to assess specific student learning.

All State Standards added at the account or sub-account levels are available to you as an instructor.

  • Common Core Standards are available for Language Arts, Math, and Science (NGSS)
  • State-specific standards are available for Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies (if imported by your institution)
  • Your Canvas Administrator must import the standards before you can find and import them for a course

State and Common Core Standards imported to the account or sub-account levels can be found within the Account Standards outcome group. However, all Common Core Standards are always available as a separate outcome group for importing.

If finding an outcome does not display any State or Common Core standards, or if you would like to use non-core standards for subjects such as PE, Health, Art, etc., please contact your Canvas Administrator.

Open Outcomes

Open Outcomes

In Course Navigation, click the Outcomes link.

Find Outcomes

Click the Find button.

To view Account Standards for your institution, click the Account Standards outcome group [1].

To view Common Core standards, click the Common Core Standards outcome group [2].

Note: If the Common Core group is not available to you, please contact your Canvas Administrator.

Choose Outcomes

Account and Common Core Standards are nested outcomes, so you can import entire outcome groups into your course, or view all nested outcome groups to locate an individual standard.

Select the name of an outcome group to view available outcomes [1]. When you have located an outcome, click the name of the outcome you want to import [2]. Click the Import button [3].

View Outcomes

View the added Outcomes.