How do I create custom course outcome names for students?
As an instructor, you can choose to enable the Student Learning Mastery Gradebook (if allowed by your admin) and let students to see Learning Mastery scores on their Grades page. All Outcomes in the course appear in the student view. However, some official outcome names may be difficult for students to understand, so when creating outcomes at the course level, you have the option to create a custom, or more friendly name, to appear for students. This separate name field allows you to keep both the official name of the outcome as well as create a friendlier version that is more helpful for students.
This lesson displays how to create custom course outcome names in the classic Outcomes page view. If the Outcomes page in your course displays differently than the images in this lesson, learn how to create custom course outcome names in a course within an account that has enabled the Improved Outcomes Management feature option.
Note: Creating a custom name is a course permission. If you have access, you will only be able to create friendly names for outcomes you create within your course. You cannot create custom names for outcomes created at the account level.
In Course Navigation, click the Outcomes link.
Create New Outcome
If you want to create a friendly name while creating a new Outcome, click the New Outcome button.
Create Friendly Name
Enter a name for the outcome in the Name this outcome field . This is the name of the outcome that will also appear in the Learning Mastery Gradebook.
To create a custom outcome name for students, enter a name in the Friendly name (optional) field .
If you want to edit an existing outcome and add a friendly name, locate and click the name of the outcome . Click the Edit Outcome button .
You can only edit outcomes that have not yet been used to assess a student. If the Edit Outcome button is grayed out, you cannot edit the outcome.
Note: Your friendly name will not appear as part of the Outcomes Index page.