How do I find Learning Standards to add to a course-level outcome?

Learning Standards are goals and objectives for student assessment in the United States. These standards have been created by the nation's governors and educational leaders to assess specific student learning.

All Learning Standards added at the account or sub-account levels are available to you as an instructor.

  • Common Core Standards are available for Language Arts, Math, and Science (NGSS)
  • State-specific standards are available for Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies (if imported by your institution)
  • ISTE Standards for Coaches, Computer Science Educators, Students, Teachers, and Administrators
  • Your Canvas Administrator must import the standards before you can find and import them for a course

Learning Standards imported to the account or sub-account levels can be found within the Account Standards outcome group. However, all Learning Standards are always available as a separate outcome group for importing.

If finding an outcome does not display any Learning Standards, please contact your Canvas Administrator.

This lesson displays how to find a Learning Standards outcome in the classic Outcomes page view. If the Outcomes page in your course displays differently than the images in this lesson, learn how to find an outcome in a course within an account that has enabled the Improved Outcomes Management feature option.

Open Outcomes

Open Outcomes

In Course Navigation, click the Outcomes link.

Find Outcomes

Create New Outcome

Click the Find button.

Choose Outcome Group

Click on the folder that includes the standards you need.

Note: If the Common Core group is not available to you, please contact your Canvas Administrator.

Choose Outcomes

Account and Common Core Standards are nested outcomes, so you can import entire outcome groups into your course, or view all nested outcome groups to locate an individual standard.

Select the name of an outcome group to view available outcomes [1]. When you have located an outcome, click the name of the outcome you want to import [2]. Click the Import button [3].

View Outcomes

View the added Outcomes.

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