E Shen

Best Practices to Implement Competency Based Assessment in Canvas

Discussion created by E Shen on Jan 28, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 2, 2016 by Stefanie Sanders

Hi all,


We are a med school and getting ready to implement competency based on assessment in Canvas. I am here for best practice advice. I also have a couple of questions. In this post, Competency = Learning Outcome in Canvas.


OK, here is what we have:

  • A set of Learning Outcomes at account level
  • Assessments that linked to the Learning Outcomes that are in multiple courses


Here are the questions:

  • Since competencies are assessed across multiple courses in Canvas, Can we have an account level "learning mastery gradebook" to display student progress competency by competency? The information is already there in the Outcome Result report. Just need to find a way to display the information on student dashboard. Any suggestions on how to do that?
  • Competency is assessed by rubrics. Rubric usually says "exceed/meet/below expectations". The problem is that the expectation changes during their 4 years' stay at Med school. Do you have any suggestion on how to design the rubrics.


Thanks in advance,


-E Shen