Outcomes are a way for instructors to grade students' work based on established criteria. It is also a way for instructors to illustrate the types of quality and/or exceptional work that is to be expected from their students.

A picture showing an example of Learning Outcomes in Canvas

Viewing an Outcome

  • To view an outcome, go to the course that the outcome is located in and then click on the Outcome link on the side navigation bar to the left.
  • Here, you will see the Learning Outcomes page, where the outcomes will be listed in the left column, and each outcome details will be shown in the right column.

Outcome Groups


  • Outcome groups will be shown as folders and these will contain multiple outcomes for a single category. Instructors might do this to group outcomes together if, for example, there are different expectations for different assignments.