How do I create or import objectives (standards)?

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Thinking About Standards: 

While it is possible to import a complete set of specific standards (including your state standards, common core, NTN outcomes and more) for the course, some of these lists can be very long.  Often, state standards are very granular and don't lend themselves to addressing the big themes and concepts of the subject matter. Consider creating and using a set of "Power Standards" to focus assessment and measurement on what is most important.

 

 

Import existing standards

Open a course and navigate to the "Course Editor" using the "Left Main Menu". You will see 3 "windows" when you open your Syllabus.  

  1. The first window is your Syllabus page. From here you can create your course content ( projects, assignments, quizzes, etc) and manage your course outcomes ( standards).
  2. Manage Objectives and badges
  3. Manage your course content (projects, assignments, documents, quizzes, etc.)
  4. View items properties and course resources
  5. Click the "Edit" button on the Objectives panel on the left side of the window.
Import existing standards

 

 

Once you click "Edit" from the above step, it will bring up a new window where you have a choice to "Add" your own standards or to "Import" standards from sets preloaded into Echo.

Click the "Import" button.

 

 

Using the drop down menus, choose the set you would like to import, select a grade level and then your subject area.  Use the "triangles" to expand the lists of standards then click "OK".  

 

 

After you have selected the standards you would like to import, click Import

 

 

 

Create standards

 

Open a course and navigate to the Course Editor using the Left Main Menu. You will see 3 "windows" when you open your Syllabus.  

  1. The first window is your Syllabus page. From here you can create your course content ( projects, assignments, quizzes, etc) and manage your course outcomes ( standards).
  2. Manage Objectives and badges
  3. Manage your course content (projects, assignments, documents, quizzes, etc.)
  4. View items properties and course resources
  5. Click the "Edit" button on the Objectives panel on the left side of the window.
Create standards

 

 

Click "Add". Echo asks you to confirm that you are not intending to import an existing standard; click "Yes" to continue in creating your own.

 

 

Provide an ID for the standard in the left field and enter the new standard in the right.

Click "Save".

 

Once imported or created, you can align these standards with activities to specify course objectives.

 

Notes

  • Imported objectives will appear in both the Gradebook tool's Mastery screen and each student's Objective Mastery screen. Objectives created using Add are course-specific and appear only in the students' Objective Mastery screens.

 

 

Echo is constantly being improved based on the feedback from users and we strive to keep our documentation up to date.  If this document doesn’t match what you are seeing in Echo, please let us know.

 

 

 

 

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Thinking About Standards: 

While it is possible to import a complete set of specific standards (including your state standards, common core, NTN outcomes and more) for the course, some of these lists can be very long.  Often, state standards are very granular and don't lend themselves to addressing the big themes and concepts of the subject matter. Consider creating and using a set of "Power Standards" to focus assessment and measurement on what is most important.

Import existing standards

Open a course and navigate to the Course Editor using the Left Main Menu. You will see 3 "windows" when you open your Syllabus.  

  1. The first window is your Syllabus page. From here you can create your course content ( projects, assignments, quizzes, etc) and manage your course outcomes ( standards).
  2. Manage Objectives and badges
  3. Manage your course content (projects, assignments, documents, quizzes, etc.)
  4. View items properties and course resources
  5. Click the "Edit" button on the Objectives panel on the left side of the window.
Import existing standards

Once you click Edit from the above step, it will bring up a new window where you have a choice to "Add" your own standards or to "Import" standards from sets preloaded into Echo.

Click the "Import" button.

Using the drop down menus, choose the set you would like to import, select a grade level and then your subject area.  Use the "triangles" to expand the lists of standards then click OK.  

After you have selected the standards you would like to import, click Import

 

Create standards

Open a course and navigate to the Course Editor using the Left Main Menu. You will see 3 "windows" when you open your Syllabus.  

  1. The first window is your Syllabus page. From here you can create your course content ( projects, assignments, quizzes, etc) and manage your course outcomes ( standards).
  2. Manage Objectives and badges
  3. Manage your course content (projects, assignments, documents, quizzes, etc.)
  4. View items properties and course resources
  5. Click the "Edit" button on the Objectives panel on the left side of the window.
Create standards

Click Add. Echo asks you to confirm that you are not intending to import an existing standard; click Yes to continue in creating your own.

Provide an ID for the standard in the left field and enter the new standard in the right.

Click Save

Once imported or created, you can align these standards with activities to specify course objectives.

Notes

  • Imported objectives will appear in both the Gradebook tool's Mastery screen and each student's Objective Mastery screen. Objectives created using Add are course-specific and appear only in the students' Objective Mastery screens.
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