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Outcomes Evidence Assessment

Evidence is data that represents samples of student work. Outcomes Assessment focuses on the assessment type called assignment.This evidence is collected for analysis and evaluation of programs, courses, research projects, faculty and student achievements and more. Once collected, evidence is added to an evidence repository that can be searched within the outcomes system.

Users create assessment projects to collect evidence from courses that are relevant for a specific project or assessment activity. For example, an assessment project is created to search and collect all assignment submissions from courses within a particular program that are aligned to a specific goal.

In order to collect evidence you must have Outcomes courses, programs, and goals created and aligned. To learn more, see Getting Started With Outcomes Assessment.

How to Create an Assessment Project

  1. Navigate to the place you want to collect evidence.
  2. From the Plan Measure Improve panel, under Instruments, click Evidence Assessment.
  3. Click Create Assessment Project.
  4. Type a Name for the project.
  5. Type a Collection Name for the project.

    You can have more than one collection in a project. The collection defines the criteria for collecting the evidence you want to assess, which includes what goals the evidence aligns to and the place you want to collect the evidence from.

  6. Set the Collection Status by selecting Active or Inactive.

    The Collection Status must be set to Active to begin collecting evidence.

  7. Under Select Goals, browse for the goals the evidence must be aligned to for collection.
  8. Optionally, under Select Courses, browse the course you want to collect the evidence from.
  9. Optionally, under Select a Range, select the dates or terms evidence was submitted.
  10. Click Start Collection.

How to Create Collections in Existing Assessment Projects

  1. From the assessment project, click Create Another Collection.
  2. Type a Collection Name.
  3. Set the Collection Status by selecting Active or Inactive.

    The Collection Status must be set to Active to begin collecting evidence.

  4. Under Select Goals, browse for the goals the evidence must be aligned to for collection.
  5. Optionally, under Select Courses, browse the contexts the evidence will be collected from.
  6. Optionally, under Select a Range, select the dates or terms evidence was submitted.
  7. Click Start Collection.