Setting up Outcomes for use with Grade book Mastery View

The Grade book Mastery View provides a summary of the evaluation data collected by the Outcomes tool. The following Outcomes features have an impact on the content that is displayed in the Mastery View.

Achievement Scale

The Mastery View uses the achievement level labels and colors that you define in your achievement scale. To use the Outcomes tool, administrators must define an achievement scale and set it as the default for the organization. When you are creating a new scale, you can determine the number of levels desired (minimum of 2), set the names for the levels, associate a color with the levels and identify the threshold percentages between the levels.

The Edit Scale dialog containing four levels of achievement, mapped to percentage scores.

Figure: The Edit Scale page

After you create an achievement scale, some settings cannot be changed. You cannot change the following:

  • Number of levels in the scale
  • Option to use percentage thresholds
  • Percentage values for each threshold

If you need to adjust these values, create a new scale and set it as the new default.

Tip: When you define percentage thresholds on scale levels, it provides suggested levels of achievement for rubric evaluations and quiz submissions. If you use a scale as the default that does not have defined percentage thresholds, then you must manually map rubrics to the achievement scale levels for outcome achievement suggestions. Instructors must manually evaluate quiz submissions to determine level of achievement for aligned outcomes. For additional information related to achievement scales, see Best practices for using Grade book Mastery View.

Note: If a user attempts to change the default scale, an alert message in the achievement scale default selection appears to warns users that all evaluations under the previous scale will not be included in overall suggested levels of achievement. The evaluations are also not included on the evidence trend line of learner evaluations in the Outcome Progress page or the Manual Evaluation page of the Mastery View. In general, it is not recommended to select a different default achievement scale for these reasons.

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Course Level Outcomes

To enable the Mastery View, you must import or create course level outcomes within the Outcomes tool at the course offering level. Then, you need to align the outcomes to rubric criterion rows, assignments, discussion forums, quiz questions, or Brightspace Portfolio evidence objects.

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When learner submissions are evaluated against those assessment activities, the evaluations automatically appear in the Mastery View using Automatic Calculation by default.

Note: You can change the calculation type in the Mastery View settings. For more information about calculation methods, see Overall Achievement Calculation Settings.

If you do not have automatic calculation turned on, instructors can manually evaluate the level of overall achievement in the Master View's evaluation page.

Note: If an evaluation has not yet been published to the learner, then that assessment evaluation is not included in the calculation for the suggested overall level of achievement and it also does not appear in the evidence trend line of evidence history of assessments related to an outcome.

When evidence is deleted in Portfolio, the Mastery View determines whether to use the evidence in the learner’s overall achievement calculations according to the following criteria:

  • If the evidence is soft-deleted (meaning it was deleted by a learner or instructor but can be restored by an instructor from the Instructor View), then the evidence is included in the overall achievement calculations.

  • If the evidence is hard-deleted (meaning it was permanently deleted and cannot be restored), then the evidence is not included in the overall achievement calculations.