Using outcomes to assess with partial points
If you want to assess an examination assignment with partial points, the Canvas function "Outcomes" can be used to document and compile the results. You create outcomes for each sub-assignment, link the outcomes to the Canvas assignment, and assess with rubrics. The results compiled in or outside Canvas depending on the complexity of the compilation.
Outcomes for assessment with partial points
Learning outcomes can be used to assess a assignment in Canvas with points for subassignments. This may be suitable, for example, if you have imported scanned exams or if the examination is divided into several Canvas assignments.
Create outcomes for each sub-task
Start by creating an outcome for each sub-task and use the following settings:
- For criterion ratings, it is enough to set two levels, one for the lowest and one for the highest score. If there are very few points, it may be appropriate to have a level for each point.
- Mastery determines the color that Canvas shows for the learning goal in, for example, the goal achievement assessment overview. Decide for yourself what is an appropriate level. In the example, it is set to a score to indicate that points have been awarded.
- Set Calculation Methodto "Most Recent Score" .
If you need more help creating outcomes, use the guide Adding and adjusting settings for outcomes .
Align outcomes to assignment(s)
Once outcomes have been created, you need to create a rubric to align them with your assignment(s).
Create a rubric for your assignment. If you need help, you can use the guide Using outcomes to assess assignments . In the guide, the recommendation is to remove the points from the rubric, but if the rubric is used for parial points, the points should remain.
If the result of the assignment is directly linked to the sum of the points on the sub-tasks, you can select "Use this rubric for assignment grading". Then the points will be summed up and displayed as a result for the assignment. If the assignment is set to use letter grades, it is translated into a letter according to the grading scheme. Keep in mind that the total points for the assignment needs to match the total points for the rubric. You also need to make sure that the grading scheme matches the levels you want. Learn more about grading schemes in Canvas .
Assess the assignment(s)
When you assess the students' submissions in SpeedGrader, enter how many points the student receives for each sub-task in the rubric. Read more about assessment with outcomes in SpeedGrader .
If you've used outcomes on multiple Canvas assignments, or you want a more advanced compilation than summing up scores, you'll need to export the Learning Mastery Gradebook. Learn about how to find the learning mastery gradebook .
Click "Export report”. The result is exported to a CSV file that you can open and process in, for example, Excel.
Import results back into Canvas
Once the result is compiled, you can import it back into the Canvas Gradebook to allow students to see their results in one place. If so, start by creating and publishing an assignment for final result in Canvas. Then export the Gradebook and transfer the compilation you made based on the export of the outcomes to the column of the assignment you just created. After that, you can import the results back into Canvas.