Associating Activities to Learning Objectives

Overview

In order to assess a learning objective, you must associate it with at least one learning activity.  Activities include Discussion board posts, Dropbox submissions, Grades, Quizzes, Surveys, and Manual Assessments.  When a student meets a set threshold on the associated activity/activities, the Competencies tool can check off the learning objective as met.  In this way, competency achievement can be automatically tracked using the activities that already exist in your courses.  


Step 1.  Navigate to the activity that you would like to associate with a learning objective. Within the activity, click on the Objectives tab.  


Step 2.  On the “Objectives” page, click the Associate Learning Objectives button. This will open a pop-up window.  


Step 3.  In the pop-up window, find and click on the checkbox(es) associated with the Learning Objective(s) that you would like to associate with the activity (1).  

Then click on the Add Selected button (2).  This will close the pop-up window.  

The activity is now associated with the Learning Objective.   However, it is not yet set up to assess the Learning Objective.  You must now add an Assessment to the Learning Objective.


 

Step 4.  Click on the dropdown menu associated with the learning objective.  Click on the Add Assessment option from the dropdown menu.  This will take you to a new page.


Step 5.  On the new page, you will be allowed to choose the “Assessment Type”.  Depending on the activity type, this can either be Numeric or Rubric. 

Numeric: Evaluated based on the score achieved in total or on a subset of the questions.

  1. Determine whether to base the assessment on the entire quiz score or on the score on specific questions.
  2. Check the box to indicate that "The activity is required to complete learning objective"
  3. Decide on the threshold that achieves the learning objective.

    Rubric: Evaluated with a rubric.  Can use performance on the whole rubric or on a specific criterion.

    1. Select a rubric to use.
    2. Determine the criteria used to evaluate the activity.
    3. Check the box to indicate that "The activity is required to complete learning objective"
    4. Decide on the threshold on the rubric that achieves the learning objective.


      Then, click Save.  This will bring you back to the previous page.


      Step 6.  On the “Objectives” page, click Save and Close.  The activity is now associated with the learning objective and will be assessed when students complete the activity.