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How do I set up Multi-Outcome Scoring in a course?

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Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

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 differences and/or contact your system admin or Agilix account manager.

Old UI

The Multi-Outcome Scoring gradebook allows course authors to create multiple desired outcomes for students, align them to activities with varied weights, and track performance against them.

Enable Multi-Outcome Scoring in your course

If available in your domain, you can easily enable and start using Buzz's Multi-Outcome Scoring gradebook.

  1. Open the Editor with the Main Menu.
  2. Click Settings in the toolbar and select the Multi-Outcome Scoring tab.
  3. Click Enable Multi-Outcome Scoring.
  4. If scoring objectives exist in your domain, Buzz automatically opens an Import Scoring Outcomes window. If not, you can create and Add your own scoring objectives.
  5. Save.
Enable Multi-Outcome Scoring in your course

Import scoring objectives

  1. Open the Editor with the Main Menu.
  2. Click Settings in the toolbar and select the Multi-Outcome Scoring tab; current scoring objectives appear in this tab.
  3. Click Import to bring in existing domain-wide objectives.
Import scoring objectives
  1. Check the box(es) next to the objective(s) you want to add.
  2. Click OK.

Create new scoring objectives

You can create your own scoring objectives at the course level, but keep in mind that they do not roll up across courses. Imported scoring objectives that are defined at the domain level do roll up.

  1. Open the Editor with the Main Menu.
  2. Click Settings in the toolbar and select the Multi-Outcome Scoring tab; current scoring objectives appear in this tab.
  3. Click Add.
Create new scoring objectives
  1. Click box in the Color column to choose the objective's representative color.
  2. Provide a Title and Description in the appropriate fields.
  3. Indicate the grading Weight you want this objective to have in relation to the other objectives.
  4. Click the checkmark to save the objective and X to delete it.
  5. Once new objectives are saved:
    • Use the up and down arrows to reorder them.
    • Click the pencil (edit) icon to make changes.
    • Click the garbage can (delete) icon to remove.
  6. Save.

Disable Multi-Outcome Scoring

  1. Open the Editor with the Main Menu.
  2. Click Settings in the toolbar and select the Multi-Outcome Scoring tab.
  3. Select each scoring objective and click the garbage can (delete) icon to remove.
  4. Save.
Disable Multi-Outcome Scoring
New UI

The Multi-Outcome Scoring gradebook allows course authors to create multiple desired outcomes for students, align them to activities with varied weights, and track performance against them.

Enable Multi-Outcome Scoring in your course

If available in your domain, you can easily enable and start using Buzz's Multi-Outcome Scoring gradebook.

  1. Open the Editor tool.
  2. Select Course settings from Tools in the toolbar.
  1. Select the Multi-Outcome Scoring tab.
  2. Click Enable Multi-Outcome Scoring.
  3. If scoring objectives exist in your domain, Buzz automatically opens an Import Scoring Outcomes window. If not, you can create and Add your own scoring objectives.
  4. Save.
Enable Multi-Outcome Scoring in your course

Import scoring objectives

  1. Open the Editor tool.
  2. Select Course settings from Tools in the toolbar.
  1. Select the Multi-Outcome Scoring tab; current scoring objectives appear in this tab.
  2. Click Import to bring in existing domain-wide objectives.
Import scoring objectives
  1. Check the box(es) next to the objective(s) you want to add.
  2. Click OK.

Create new scoring objectives

You can create your own scoring objectives at the course level, but keep in mind that they do not roll up across courses. Imported scoring objectives that are defined at the domain level do roll up.

  1. Open the Editor tool.
  2. Select Course settings from Tools in the toolbar.
  1. Select the Multi-Outcome Scoring tab; current scoring objectives appear in this tab.
  2. Click Add.
Create new scoring objectives
  1. Click box in the Color column to choose the objective's representative color.
  2. Provide a Title and Description in the appropriate fields.
  3. Indicate the grading Weight you want this objective to have in relation to the other objectives.
  4. Click the checkmark to save the objective and X to delete it.
  5. Once new objectives are saved:
    • Use the up and down arrows to reorder them.
    • Click the pencil (edit) icon to make changes.
    • Click the garbage can (delete) icon to remove.
  6. Save.

Disable Multi-Outcome Scoring

  1. Open the Editor tool.
  2. Select Course settings from Tools in the toolbar.
  1. Select the Multi-Outcome Scoring tab.
  2. Select each scoring objective and click the garbage can (delete) icon to remove.
  3. Save.
Disable Multi-Outcome Scoring

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Gideon Seaman

I have a question regarding the MOS... Is this basically setting course weights for each item, which is then tied to the overall "weights" (or categories) for the course?

Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

Hey Gideon:

MOS would replace course or category weights. It is designed to better assess individuals on the desired outcomes. But, yes, you define the weight of each outcome for each activity and define the weight of each outcome on the course. Some activities may contain multiple outcomes while some may only have one. Some outcomes would have higher weights in a course than another course.

If you are using domain outcomes (Scoring Objectives), the admins and students can see how a student is performing against a domain outcome across all courses. So, as shown in the example, I could see a single student's average performance for "Written Communication" for all of their courses.

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