Create a learning outcome at the organization (program) level

In the Standards tool, Programs provide the opportunity to create higher-level learning outcomes which apply to multiple courses and can be imported into a course. Programs are optional to use; however, if you are using them in your organization, you should add them before you consider course-level learning outcomes.

At a high level, you create a program and then add standards that will apply to the whole program. Standards can be added from ASN (Achievements Standards Network), or you can manually create custom standards.

Note: The name of the Learning Outcomes tool and some menu items and links therein depend on the language term you have defined in the d2l.Languages.Terminology.LearningOutcomes configuration variable. Based on that setting, the Standards link in Course Administration might be labeled Competencies, Expectations, Objectives, or Learning Outcomes In this topic, assume the configuration variable is set to Standards.

  1. If you are not already in the Learning Outcomes tool, using a role that has the Manage Content and Manage Programs permission at the org level, click Admin Tools.
  2. Under Organization Related, click Standards.
  3. Click Programs.

    The Programs tab showing the Create Program button.

  4. Click Create Program.
  5. Enter a program name.

    The Create Program pop-up.

  6. Click Create.
  7. Click the name of the program you just created.
  8. Do one of the following:
    • Click Add Standard to manually enter a program-level standard, then add a standard description and click Save.

      The details for a Program, with the Add Standard button highlighted.

    • Click Import Standards to import a standard from ASN. Select filters for Jurisdiction, Subject, Framework, and Education Level as appropriate. Select a standard from the Available Standards list, then click Import Selected Standards.

      A program details page with the Import Standards button highlighted.

  9. If you want to add a lower-level standard below the one you just added, delete the standard, or edit the standard you just added, click the More Actions button beside the Standard you added.

    On the details page for a program, the more actions buttons contains the Add lower-level standard option.

These learning outcomes appear at the course level in the list of learning outcomes available to import into a course. Instructors can also create child outcomes to the existing ASN or previously created custom outcomes.