What are Outcomes?
Canvas has an outcomes tool which allows instructors to add outcomes to rubrics which can be attached to assignments. When student work is graded with a rubric that has outcomes the artifacts are created and can be viewed from the outcome page.
Here is a video overview of Outcomes:
View the script for this tutorial: https://goo.gl/p7f7SC
For a more detailed and hands-on example of Outcomes, take a look at Outcomes by Leslie Stark.
What are Rubrics?
Note: Rubrics can be created from assignment pages as well. This handout will focus on creating rubrics from the outcome screen.
View the script for this tutorial: https://goo.gl/uOHQS9
Tips on Using Rubrics
Using rubrics multiple times
Rubrics can be used on more than one assignment; however, once a rubric is attached to more than one assignment you will no longer be able to edit it. When you edit one instance of the rubric it will automatically become a copy of the original rubric.
Advantages to using outcome criterion
Assignments, rubrics and outcomes are tightly integrated. As students start submitting work, Canvas will link the student’s work with the outcome so when you view the outcome you will see if students gained master in the outcome.
Outcome Criterion doesn’t have to be used for grading
If you don’t want to use the outcome criterion for grading you can still add it to the rubric. Just be sure to uncheck option Use this criterion for scoring when selecting an outcome.