How do I use the Objectives tool?

Note: This document references views and actions that are only available to Echo Administrators

As the Echo Administrator, you can Add, Delete, and Edit Objective Sets.  Objective sets help teachers design content around state standards, common core, NTN outcomes and more.  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.

The Objectives tool allows you to create, delete, search, and edit:

  1. Objective Sets, which are collections of objectives that belong together. Objective Sets help organize your objectives, as you may need different sets for different purposes.
    • Example: You may want to include standard objectives from two different states.
  2. Objective Maps, which allow you correlate objectives from different Objective Sets, so you can align activities and questions the appropriate objectives from those different sets.
    • Example: If Objective 1 from Objective Set 1 covers similar criteria as Objective 2 from Objective Set 2, and you need students to meet both, you would correlate those objectives, so when students meet the criteria, both objectives are marked as having been met. This is most frequently done to align state standards with a national standard.

To access the Objective Set tool,  start from the Domain tool and select the Objective icon from the left main menu

Click on Add to create a new objective set.

  • Name: Enter the name of your objective
  • Owner: this is the identifier to be entered in the Setting under the Domain:  See Additional articles below for further instructions.
  • External ID: Optional
  • Inherit: default is checked, this ensure availability to courses  


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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