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Faculty - How to Align Goals to Grade Center Column in Blackboard (General Education Core Goals)

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Faculty - How to Align Goals to Grade Center Column in Blackboard (General Education Core Goals)

How to add Goals to a Grade Center Column Video (4:16) 

The Basics

  • Below, are the General Education Core Goals and their sub-goals for your reference.
  • The format they are in below is the naming conventions you will see in Blackboard when you go to attach them to a Grade Center column.
  • Directions are below on how to connect them to the grade center column and remove them.
  • Please note your alignments will be carried over during a course copy.

General Education Core Goals as seen in Blackboard

A. (Main) MCCC Core Goal - Aesthetic Sensibility - Students develop an aesthetic sensibility through creation, performance, or critical analysis of artistic works.

B. (Main) MCCC Core - Communication and Information Literacy - Students express ideas by writing and speaking in a carefully developed manner, as appropriate to purpose, situation, and audience. Students support written and spoken communication with information that they evaluate for relevance, currency, and authority, and that they use effectively and ethically. 

1.B - MCCC Core - Communication and Information Literacy - Analyzes relationships among ideas

2.B - MCCC Core - Communication and Information Literacy - Considers Context and Purpose

3.B - MCCC Core - Communication and Information Literacy - Employs an organizational pattern

4.B - MCCC Core - Communication and Information Literacy - Locates appropriate sources

5.B - MCCC Core - Communication and Information Literacy - Reads with comprehension

6.B - MCCC Core - Communication and Information Literacy - Supports ideas and evidence

7.B - MCCC Core - Communication and Information Literacy - Thinks Critically

8.B - MCCC Core - Communication and Information Literacy - Uses information legally and ethically 

C. (Main) MCCC Core - Cultural Awareness and Diversity - Students expand their cultural awareness and explore diverse perspectives, as appropriate to the program of study.

D. (Main) MCCC Core - Ethical Perspectives . - Students recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings and consider the ramifications of alternative actions, both within and outside of their academic field.

E. (Main) MCCC Core - Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning - Students demonstrate logical reasoning, rational investigation skills, and the ability to solve problems in authentic contexts in mathematics and in one of the natural, computing, or behavioral sciences, as appropriate to the program of study. 

1.E - MCCC Core - Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning - Defines a problem

2. E - MCCC Core - Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning - Draws a conclusion

3. E - MCCC Core - Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning - Gather knowledge

4. E - MCCC Core - Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning - Hypothesizes a solution

5. E - MCCC Core - Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning - Identifies strategies

6. E - MCCC Core - Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning - Interprets results

7. E - MCCC Core - Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning - Organizes data

8. E - MCCC Core - Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning - Tests hypothesis

F. (Main) MCCC Core - Technological Fluency - Students acquire and demonstrate essential technological competencies appropriate to their academic field.

1. F - MCCC Core - Technological Fluency - Uses essential technological concepts and vocabulary in decision making and problem solving.

2. F - MCCC Core - Technological Fluency - Selects the appropriate software or technological tool to solve a problem. 

3. F - MCCC Core - Technological Fluency - Organizes data for analysis or presentation using appropriate technology. 

4. F - MCCC Core - Technological Fluency - Develop a final product or outcome using appropriate technological tools. 

5. F - MCCC Core - Technological Fluency - Adheres to commonly accepted standards for ethical use of technology. 

6. F - MCCC Core - Technological Fluency - Collaborates with others using technology. 

  

Adding Alignments to a Grade Center Column

First, we are going to associate a set of goals with your course overall. Locate Goals under Course Tools in your Control Panel.  Goals under Course Tools in the Blackboard Control Panel is circled in red.
Choose Add Association.  Add Association button

In the pop-up, select MCCC Core Goals - NEW - General Education Core. 

*You can also search for your department goals to add as well (Ex. MCCC - Education or MCCC - Dental Hygiene)

MCCC Core Goals - NEW - General Education Core link
Check the box in the top left to select all the goal set and click Submit at the bottom.  All the General Education Core Goal sets are selected.
In the Full Grade Center, access a column’s contextual menu (the down arrow to the right of the column title) and click View and Add Alignments View and add alignment is circled in red on the contextual menu.
Click Add Alignments to open the Goals Discovery window. Add alignment button
In the Goals Discover window, the goals we already associated with the course will appear. Select one of the goal categories you want to associate with your grade center column.  The goals associated with the course from earlier steps appear in the Goals Discovery window.

You will now see the main goal and sub-goals in the Goals Discovery window for the category you selected. If you need to attach goals from another category, you can choose additional categories under the Category filter.

Select the goals to align to the Grade Center column using their associated check boxes. You can click on the double window icon to open the goal in full to see all the details. 
View the selected goals only by expanding the Selected Goals area at the bottom of the Discover Goals window.

Click the X icon at the left of the goal to remove the goal. You would only see this if the Grade Center column was already aligned with a particular goal.

Click Submit.

Viewing Added Alignments/Removing Added Alignments

To view the selected alignments, access the column’s contextual menu and click View and Add Alignments .

The selected goals appear in a table. You can delete a goal from this view as well.

Note: The Action column and delete button may not appear to you as there is a current bug with the system. After trying another web browser, should you still experience issues please contact the Help Desk. 

You can close the alignment list by clicking on the X

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