How do I create an outcome for an account?
If you cannot find an outcome to use in your account, you can create a new outcome for the account. Outcomes can be created from the account, sub-account, or course level.
Outcomes can be included in assignment rubrics as an easy way to assess mastery of outcomes aligned to specific assignments. When you define a learning outcome, you should also define a criterion that can be used when building assignment rubrics. Define as many rubric columns as you need, and specify a point threshold that will be used to define mastery of this outcome.
This lesson displays how to create outcomes in the classic Outcomes page view. If the Outcomes page in your account displays differently than the images in this lesson, learn how to create outcomes in an account that has enabled the Improved Outcomes Management feature option.
In Global Navigation, click the Admin link , then click the name of the account .
In Account Navigation, click the Outcomes link.
Click the New Outcome button.
Enter a name for the outcome in the Name this outcome field .
When instructors allow students to view Learning Mastery scores on the Grades page, students will see the name of the outcome. However, you may want to create a custom, friendly name. To create a friendly name for student view, enter a name in the Friendly name (optional) field .
You can also enter a description in the Rich Content Editor field .
Add Criterion Ratings
Click the Edit icon  to edit the criterion rating. You can change the existing name (if desired) for the criterion in the Criterion Name field . Set the criterion point value by typing in the Points field .
To save the criterion, click the OK button . To remove the criterion completely, click the Delete button .
To add additional criterion ratings, click the Insert link .
Note: If you cannot edit criteria for your outcome, your institution has enabled account-wide mastery scales.
Set Mastery and Calculation Method
Set the mastery point value in the Mastery at field . This field indicates the number of points that must be achieved for mastery according to the criterion ratings.
In the Calculation Method drop-down menu , select the calculation method for the outcome. By default, new outcomes are set to the Decaying Average calculation method in the Canvas interface.
Click the Save button .
Note: If you cannot edit calculation methods for your outcome, your institution has enabled account-wide outcome calculation methods.