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Suggestions to Transition from Blackboard Outcomes?

Can anyone suggest tools in Canvas or that work with Canvas that would help support activities formerly handled by Blackboard Outcomes?

I am working with an instructor/staff member who has used Blackboard Outcomes to analyze scores of student writing artifacts (samples) at the beginning of their college careers and at the end to evaluate literacy. Each term, the artifacts are collected from new and senior students, scored anonymously, and scores are compared across population samples. Outcomes randomized the artifacts and enabled the analytical comparisons. By contrast, Canvas Outcomes seems more for aligning specific student assessments with established learning outcomes and goals.


Canvas easily can serve as the vehicle for collecting the writing samples from students and scoring them. But, we also have these needs:

  • Capture the scores of all graders, not just the final grade (using moderated grading)
  • Capture the student scores related to specific outcome criteria, such as the ability to make a well formulated argument, as well as each student's total score
  • Compare scores of students
  • Randomly distribute anonymized artifacts to multiple readers according to defined criteria
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