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How do I create objective maps?

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Ryan Richins
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During the summer of 2017, we released a new Buzz UI, giving you the same features and functionality with a cleaner, simpler user experience!

Until all users have switched to the new UI, our Help Center articles will include information for both. 

Click the header below that aligns with the Buzz UI version you are using (Old UI or New UI); if you don't know which version you are using, review the example images in the Old UI vs. New UI section and/or contact your system admin or Agilix account manager.

Old UI

Learning objectives are statements that describe what a student should learn, know, or be able to do after completing a learning activity. Objectives can be defined by organizations, schools, course authors, etc. Most U.S. states define standard objectives in K-12 subjects, but not all states define the same sets of objectives.

Once set up, you can align activities and questions to objectives to track student mastery of the objectives. You add objectives as part of an Objective Set, which is a collection of objectives that belong together.

If a course needs to align activities with objectives from different sets, you can create an Objective Map to show which objectives should be correlated between those sets.

Example: if Objective 1 from Objective Set 1 covers simliar criteria as Objective 2 from Objective Set 2, and you need students to meet both, you would correlate those objectives. This is most frequently done to align state standards with a national standard.

Create the objective map

To create an Objective Map in your domain:

  1. Open Objectives using the Main Menu.  
  2. Open Objective Maps and click Add.
Create the objective map
  1. Provide Name, Owner (optional), and External ID (optional) content.
  2. Check the Inherit box if you want these objectives to appear in child or sub-domains.
  3. Save.

Correlate objectives within the objective map

To correlate objectives within an existing objective map:

  1. Click the Objective Map ID for the map you want to add to.
Correlate objectives within the objective map
  1. On this screen:
    • Click Import to choose a tab-delimited or comma-separated file to import.
    • Click Add to create new objective correlations in Buzz.
  1. Provide the GUIDs for the Source and Correlation objectives; the title distinctions are for your organizational purposes, only, and don't impact how the objectives are handled.
  2. Provide the relative Weight to indicate the strength of the correlation. Higher numbers indicate greater correlation; if you leave all correlations with the same weight, they are treated equally.
  3. Save.
  1. Once you've created an objective correlation, you can check its box and Delete it and click Edit to make changes.

Notes

  • Keep in mind that all changes impact subdomains.

New UI

Learning objectives are statements that describe what a student should learn, know, or be able to do after completing a learning activity. Objectives can be defined by organizations, schools, course authors, etc. Most U.S. states define standard objectives in K-12 subjects, but not all states define the same sets of objectives.

Once set up, you can align activities and questions to objectives to track student mastery of the objectives. You add objectives as part of an Objective Set, which is a collection of objectives that belong together.

If a course needs to align activities with objectives from different sets, you can create an Objective Map to show which objectives should be correlated between those sets.

Example: if Objective 1 from Objective Set 1 covers simliar criteria as Objective 2 from Objective Set 2, and you need students to meet both, you would correlate those objectives. This is most frequently done to align state standards with a national standard.

Create the objective map

To create an Objective Map in your domain:

  1. Open Objectives using the Main Menu.  
  2. Select Objective Maps and click Add.
Create the objective map
  1. Provide Name, Owner (optional), and External ID (optional) content.
  2. Check the Inherit box if you want these objectives to appear in child or sub-domains.
  3. Save.

Correlate objectives within the objective map

To correlate objectives within an existing objective map:

  1. Click the Objective Map ID for the map you want to add to.
Correlate objectives within the objective map
  1. Select Mapping from the tabs bar.
  2. On this screen:
    • Click Import to choose a tab-delimited or comma-separated file to import.
    • Click Add to create new objective correlations in Buzz.
  1. Provide the GUIDs for the Source and Correlation objectives; these titles (Source and Correlation) are for organizational purposes only, and don't impact how the objectives are handled.
  2. Provide the relative Weight to indicate the strength of the correlation. Higher numbers indicate greater correlation; if you leave all correlations with the same weight, they are treated equally.
  3. Save.
  1. Once you've created an objective correlation, you can check its box and Delete it and click Edit to make changes.

Notes

  • Keep in mind that all changes impact subdomains.

Old UI vs. New UI

Old Toolbar New Toolbar
Old Main Menu New Main Menu

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