Assess learning outcomes in rubric criteria

After aligning learning outcomes to rubric criteria and attaching the completed rubric to an activity (discussion topic or assignment), use the scale to assess learners against the specified learning outcomes in the activity. For example, in an assignment, a learner might receive Meets Expectations for the Outcome: demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analyzing and interpreting, and communicating).

Assessing a learner against specific learning outcomes in an assignment

Figure: The Outcomes pane enables you to assess learners against learning outcomes aligned with the assignment.

If your administrator mapped achievement levels to percentage scores and enabled suggestions, suggested levels of achievement display below the rubric when you perform your assessment. This provides you with an idea of suitable assessments for learning outcomes based on the rubric (which must be point-based). You can choose to override the suggested level of achievement for learners, allowing you to exercise your professional judgment when it comes to learner achievement. If the rubric is not point-based, the mapping does not exist, or your administrator disabled suggestions, you can assess the learning outcomes; however, suggested levels of achievement do not display.


Suggested levels of achievement when assessing learning outcomes

Figure: Instructors can use their judgment to change the suggested outcome achievement level.

After you publish your assessments, learners can view them wherever they can view assessed rubrics. This allows learners to understand their progress against learning outcomes and rubric criteria and locate areas for improvement.