Advaced Features Canvas Course Design

Managing Outcomes

Outcomes allow instructors to track student mastery of topics and concepts within a course. Using Outcomes would allow Instructors to align course assignments, quizzes, and other assessments with the Course Objectives stated within the Geisel Curriculum.

Note: It has not yet been determined if the Geisel School of Medicine will take advantage of this feature.

If you would like to learn more about how Outcomes work in Canvas, feel free to watch the videos and review the tutorials on this page.

Outcomes Overview Video

Skip to 1:48 for instructions on how to setup Outcomes.
Note: This video does apply to Instructors even though it is aimed at Admins.

Outcomes Workflow Video

Note: Outcomes can be created at the Admin level or the Instructor level. Thus, this video still applies to Instructors even though it is aimed at Admins.

Outcomes Tutorials

If you would like to talk about implementing Outcomes within a course, please contact the Geisel Instructional Technology Staff.

Advaced Features Canvas Course Design

Managing Sections

Courses and sections work together in Canvas. Sections help subdivide students within a course and offer section-specific options such as varied due dates for assignments, discussions, and quizzes. Sections can also be used to create student groups.

Think of the Course as the location where students will:

  • access course content
  • interact with the instructor
  • interact with other students

Sections are groups of students created to manage administrative differences within the course. Each section still has access to the content within the course as well as the instructor and other students. However, the Sections allows the instructor to:

  • Manage different instructional timelines
  • Vary assignment due dates by Section
  • View/Manage grades by Section
  • Assign TAs or Facilitators to specific Sections for grading

At the Geisel School of Medicine, Sections will likely be used to:

  • Manage Clerkship Rotations
  • Manage OnDoctoring Facilitator Groups
  • Manage Small Group discussions

To learn more about Sections, feel free to view the Sections Tutorials on this page.

Sections Tutorials