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Outcomes assessment is an integrated module that your institution can license. To learn how it could work with your system, contact your Blackboard account representative. View the release notes for outcomes assessment.
Outcomes assessment extracts direct evidence of student learning from Blackboard Learn courses. By collecting student-submitted assignments from existing courses and facilitating a rubric-based secondary evaluation of them, institutions can demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes.
Outcomes assessment provides a powerful dashboard for the overview and management of evidence collection, goals management, assessment-related enterprise surveys, rubrics, and organizations for assessment collaboration. It automates evidence collection while incorporating the secondary evaluation of collected artifacts for the purposes of assessment across the continuum of learning—course, program, academic unit, and institution.
A streamlined implementation process leverages the existing Blackboard Learn range of operations, including user records, courses, and course enrollments. In addition, if your institution has access to the community engagement features, you have the option to use the institutional hierarchy for efficient provisioning of privileges, access, and user data relevant to assessment processes. If your institution licenses outcomes assessment, it can configure its own processes for recording goals, collecting data, analyzing data, and implementing change.
Access to community engagement and content management is strongly encouraged, but not required. Clients who license outcomes assessment but don't have access to community engagement will be missing critical Institutional Hierarchy capabilities. Clients who license outcomes assessment but don't have access to content management will be missing critical file and report management capabilities.