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Setting Up an Outcomes Assessment Environment

If your school licenses outcomes assessment, you can define their unique processes for implementing and achieving assessment. Assessment comes in many forms and operates on many different and often simultaneous levels within an institution. By configuring the environment, each institution can characterize its own processes for recording goals, collecting data, analyzing data, and implementing change.

Blackboard Learn provides specific ways to create a uniquely defined operating environment for each institution including:

  • Access control: The data and tasks users have available to them are defined by flexible role-based privileges.
  • Template Builder: Forms can be designed for entering data into the system, including which attributes are added, the order of the data fields, and instructions.
  • Units: The unique organizational structure of an institution can be built to mirror the hierarchical and relative relationships among colleges, schools, departments, and so on.