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How do I edit or remove a course outcome in Improved Outcomes Management?

You can edit outcomes you have created in your course. You can also remove outcomes from your course.

This lesson displays how to edit or remove outcomes in a course within an account that has enabled the Improved Outcomes Management feature option. If the Outcomes page in your course displays differently than the images in this lesson, learn how to edit or remove outcomes in the classic Outcomes page view.

Notes:

  • If an outcome does not include an Edit or Delete link, it is an account level outcome or an imported outcome that cannot be edited or deleted.
  • Outcomes that have been aligned with an assignment or question bank cannot be deleted unless they are removed from the assignment or question bank. Outcomes that have been used to assess a student cannot be deleted.

Open Outcomes

Open Outcomes

In Course Navigation, click the Outcomes link.

Select Outcome

Select Outcome

Locate the outcome you want to modify [1]. In order to view your outcome, you may first need to click the outcome group [2].

Learn how to use the Outcomes page.

Modify Outcome

Modify Outcome

To edit an outcome, click the Settings icon [1]. Then click the Edit link [2].

Note: If you cannot use the Edit link for an outcome, it may be an account level outcome or an imported outcome.

Edit Outcome

Edit Outcome

You can edit the outcome's name [1], friendly name [2], description [3], and friendly description [4].

Modify Proficiency Rating

Modify Proficiency Rating

To modify the name of the proficiency rating of the outcome, click the Proficiency Ratings field and enter the updated term [1]. To modify the number of the proficiency rating, click the Points field and enter the updated number [2].

To change how the outcome is calculated, click the Calculation Method drop-down menu [3]. You can select Decaying Average, n Number of Times, Most Recent Score, and Highest Score.

You can also select an outcome group for the new outcome. By default, the outcome will be placed in the course outcome group [4]. To select an outcome group, click the name of the group [5]. To create a new group for your outcome, click the Create New Group link [6].

To save your outcome, click the Create button [7].

Remove Outcome

Remove Outcome

To remove an outcome from your course, click the Settings icon [1] and click the Remove link [2].

Note: If you cannot use the Remove link for an outcome, it may be an account level outcome, an imported outcome, or an outcome aligned with an assignment or question bank.

Confirm Removal

Confirm Removal

To confirm you want to remove the outcome, click the Remove Outcome button.