How do I find an existing outcome to add to a course?

All Outcomes added at the account or sub-account levels are available to you as an instructor. You can find and import Account Standards, which are outcomes that have been created by your Canvas Administrator for the entire institution. You can also find State and Common Core Standards.

You can import an individual outcome or import an entire outcome group.

To bulk import outcomes from a file, learn more about importing outcomes from a file.

This lesson displays how to find an 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 Outcome

Find Outcome

Click the Find button.

Import Outcome

Select the name of an outcome group to view available outcomes [1]. You can also view outcome groups within other outcome groups.

When you have located an outcome, click the name of the outcome you want to import [2]. Click the Import button [3].

Note: You can also import an entire outcome group.

View Outcome

View the imported outcome.

Outcomes and outcome groups are imported to the main outcome level; learn how to move outcomes or outcome groups.