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.
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.
View the created outcome.