Where can I find detailed instructions on creating goal sets? I am unsure what information to place in the following:
The documentation has a lot of good information.
I also have a goal XML generator at http://ftc1.uark.edu/~cbray/goals2 with examples.
I created some goals a while back, but now our institution is looking to do much more with it. When I first created the beginning goals, a person who had set it up at his institution suggested that you should keep the Goal ID and Unique ID the same. He also suggested adding that ID to the Text box for the goal itself. I currently use something like "NURS.Prog.1.1" for the Goal/Unique ID which indicates that it is a Program Goal as opposed to a Course Goal (the Goal Type). You can create the goal types: Program Goal, Course Goal, GEAC Goal, whatever. I started with Goal sets, then added categories and then added the goals. I tried to line up the numbering similar to how the program had their goals numbered. I don't know if that is the "best way" but that is how I started.
Chris could you provide a link to the documentation you are referring to? When I look at the Help.blackboard.com, I don't think the documentation is really all that great. It doesn't answer the question that Julie has about those IDs - at least not that I could find. I like the information that you have provided as well. In fact, that re-affirmed how I originally set up the goals in our system.
We are now looking to further expand on the Goals & Alignments, but I really want to know how other institutions have set up their Goals or if there are any 'best practices' out there? Are institutions using Institutional Hierarchy for their Goals and Alignments? Any information would be helpful.
Oh, i was talking about the help.blackboard.com docs :-)
However, you might want to check out BbWorld 14: Goals and Alignments – Blackboard Administration Notes
This is the format we use and is an example of a master level goal.
Child goals will follow as ISLO.01.01, ISLO.01.02, etc.
Goal ID: ISLO.01.00
Unique ID: ISLO.01.00
Text: ISLO.01.00: Professionalism - (description)
Goal Type: Institutional Student Learning Outcomes
When making alignments to content, the master level as well as the associated child levels need to be included.
Hope this helps.
Thank you! This does help. I was using the same ID more than once, and
thought it may not be correct.
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