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How do I manage outcome mastery scales in an account?

If the Account and Course Level Outcome Mastery Scales feature preview is enabled for your account, mastery scales and calculation methods are separated from individual outcomes and the Outcomes page displays Mastery Scales and Calculation Methods tabs.

From the Mastery tab, you can set mastery scales for the entire account.

Notes:

  • Enabling the Account and Course Level Outcome Mastery Scales feature preview will affect current account data.
  • The default criterion mastery ratings display a 0-4 scale.
  • If a rubric with aligned outcomes has been used to assess an assignment before Account and Course Level Outcome Mastery Scales are enabled, the assignment is not affected. However, any assignments not previously assessed by the rubric are affected if mastery scores are adjusted.

Open Account

Open Account

In Global Navigation, click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Outcomes

Open Outcomes

In Account Navigation, click the Outcomes link.

Open Mastery

Open Mastery

To view and manage the mastery scale for the account, click the Mastery tab.

Note: If the Mastery tab does not display in the Outcomes page, account-level outcome mastery scales have not been enabled by your institution.

Manage Mastery Scale

The Mastery page displays the mastery scale used as the default for all courses in your account. By default, the account mastery scale includes five levels: Exceeds Mastery, Mastery, Near Mastery, Below Mastery, and No Evidence.

For each mastery level, you can view a description for the level [1], level points [2], and level color [3].

To modify a  level description, enter a description in the Description field [4].

To modify the point value associated with level achievement, enter a value in the Points field [5].

To specify the level that indicates student mastery, locate the level in the list and click the Mastery radio button [6].

Change Color

Change Color

Each mastery level is assigned a color that displays when viewing outcome scores in the Learning Mastery Gradebook. To change the level's color, click the Change link [1]. Then click the icon for the color you want to use [2] or enter the color's hex code in the text field [3]. If the hex code is not valid, the field displays a warning icon. Any variation of white is not accepted as a color.

To save your color selection, click the Apply button [4].

Add Mastery Level

To add a new mastery level, click the Add Mastery Level button [1]. The new level displays at the bottom of the list and cannot be moved [2]. However, the mastery levels will be sorted numerically after your changes are saved.

Delete Mastery Level

To delete a mastery level, click the Delete icon.

Confirm Deletion

Confirm Deletion

To confirm you want to delete the mastery level, click the Confirm button.

Save Mastery Scale

Save Mastery Scale

To save changes to the mastery scale, click the Save Mastery Scale button.

Confirm Changes

Confirm Changes

Saving your mastery scale changes will update all rubrics aligned to outcomes that have not been assessed in your account. To confirm your changes, click the Save button.