In this lesson you’ll learn how to create grading scales, learning standards, rubrics, and question banks for users in your account. The items you create in this lesson standardize learning expectations for student growth and learning measurements. Instructors, course designers, and others who manage course content in your account will have access to these items for use in their courses.
What is a grading scheme?
A grading scheme is a set of criteria used to measure student achievement in a course. Without a grading scheme, student scores are not measured against a specific standard.
To access your account grading schemes page, click the Grading link in Account Navigation . Then click the Grading Schemes tab .
To add a grading scheme, click the Add grading scheme button.
Grading schemes are built based on percentage ranges, which are each assigned a name value. To create your grading scheme:
Once a grading scheme is created for your account, it can be linked to courses. However, once a grading scheme has been used to assess a student, the scheme cannot be edited.
What are outcomes?
Outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that learners will develop during a course or program. As an admin, you can create outcomes at the account level that instructors may use to measure student progress in a course in your account.
To create an outcome group for your account outcomes:
To create an outcome within your outcome group:
Learn more about creating an outcome.
You can also import outcomes to your account using a CSV file upload. View the required Outcomes CSV format.
Once your CSV file is correctly configured, click the Import button.
Drag and drop your CSV file to the upload area or click in the upload area to choose a file from your computer.
Learn more about importing outcomes to your account.
What is a rubric?
A rubric is an assessment tool for communicating expectations and measuring student mastery on a course assignment or assessment. Rubrics are typically comprised of rows and columns. Assessed criteria are defined in rows. Columns are used to define levels of performance for each criterion.
To access the rubrics page in your account, click the Outcomes link in Account Navigation . Then click the Manage Rubrics button .
To create a rubric:
What are question banks?
Question banks are quiz question repositories. When creating a quiz, users can access question bank questions, making it easier to offer the same quiz questions to students in different courses.
To access the Question Banks page in your course, click the Question Banks link in Account Navigation.
You must create a new question bank before creating quiz questions.
To add a question to your question bank, click the bank name.
The Canvas Community is an online community of Canvas users from around the world. It houses a space for Questions and Answers about Canvas and a variety of groups, including the Canvas Administration group.
In the next lesson, you’ll learn about how you can customize the look and functionality of your account for all users.
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