Learning Outcomes in Canvas

Learning outcomes are formal statements of the observable and measurable results of what a student will be able to do at the end of a learning experience (e.g. completing a project, program, or course). Explicit Learning Outcomes assist instructors in implementing their course through Backwards Design and identifying areas for improvement as well as increasing equity for students by communicating expectations clearly to them. Learning Outcomes also allow for the alignment of different learning experiences in a student’s progression through a course of study and for analysis of the effectiveness of teaching methods. At XCITE, we are leading the effort toward making learning outcomes more concise/specific, student-centered, measurable, meaningful, and achievable.

How Will We Be Implementing Learning Outcomes?

We will be:

  • Hosting trainings/workshops to assist faculty in creating and revising learning outcomes
  • Facilitating the adoption of learning outcomes into individual courses
  • Aiding in the use of Canvas LMS to implement Outcomes in student learning environments
  • Aorking with faculty members to deploy and revise Course-Level Outcomes and with select departments for Program-Level ones

How Can I Get Involved?

If you are interested in being involved in this project, please contact xcite-help@ucr.edu.