How to Link Course Assignments to Outcomes – Updated!

Updated: May 2021
Description: After you have created assignments for your course or imported an assignment template, you can link those assignments to specific Program or Course outcomes. Creating this relationship at the Course Level creates a scalable option for assessment as this assignment to outcome relationship will be inherited in all Course Sections that offer this assignment.
Applicable to: Institution Admin, College Admin, Department Admin, Course Coordinator 

Quick Visual Overview… 



Step 1: Click on the hamburger icon (three white horizontal lines) to open the AEFIS Main Menu
Step 2: Scroll down and Select Educational Experiences > Courses
Step 3: Use the + Add filter option and the search bar to locate your desired course, where you would like to link a course assignment to an Outcome
Step 4: Click “Manage” under the “Actions” column of the corresponding course section
Step 5: Click “Assignment Linking” in the panel on the left-hand side underneath the “Assessment” section
Step 6: Scroll through the Outcomes, which will be organized by Program and/or Course Learning Outcomes, to which you would link assignment(s). Then press the blue pencil on the right-hand side of the corresponding Outcome.
Step 7: A new pop-up window will appear, fill out the following information: 

  • If you have more than one assignment created for the course, use the checkboxes to select which assignments to link to this particular outcome
  • If you selected more than one assignment, use the “Weight” text box to input how much each assignment will weigh. The total weight of the assignment should equal to 100%
    • The scoring or weight meter in the right-hand corner will assist you to make sure that all assignments render a total weight of 100%
  • Under the Total Score Rubric Settings,
    • use the gears on the scale to shift each rubric value 
      • i.e. the threshold for Score 4/Mastery can be 85-100%; while, the range for Score 3/Proficient can be 55-84%

Step 8: Check the box, if you would like to use these set rubric values when linking new assignments to other CLOs. 
Step 9: Press the blue “Save” button when you are finished 
Step 10: When this Assignment is pushed down to the Course Section, the corresponding Assignment linking relationship to outcomes will be inherited automatically

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