- Can I view learning objective scales on the course?
- Can I see more than one level of an LO scale at a time?
LO scales provide a framework for the progression of learning throughout a course, the scaffolding. It's a great way to articulate where students should be in their progress toward course outcomes and program outcomes, at any point in the course. Seeing LO scales on the Course Graph (circle view) gives a visual clue into the level of the objectives and content so that you can compare it with where the leveling should be for the course within a specific program.
Diving deeper, using two or more LO scales can make sense for some instructors and designers.
Let's look at two popular use cases:
- Two scale strategy - intentionally use one scale as a framework for the scaffolding of learning, and another scale as a framework for the assessment strategy. Example: Blooms (learning) and ESIL (assessment)
- Multiple scale choices - give instructors the freedom to use their preferred scale. This may be in the absence of a scale determined by the institution or curriculum committee. Or this may be in addition to the scale determined by the institution or curriculum committee. For example, your institution or accrediting body may require the use of a particular LO scale, let's say Blooms, but your program manager may have declared Marzano, and let's say you prefer Fink. You can have them all, by switching scales in the settings for a course, program, or division.
Prep: Before you can see your LO scales light up, you will need to set the scale for each LO. Not sure how to set the scale for each LO? Read how in this article, How do I choose or change an LO scale?
Step 1: Ready to see your LOs light up? First, make sure you're in the right spot. You should be on level 4, and the Mappings panel should be visible on the right.
Step 2: When an LO scale has been set for the course, CourseTune will automatically make it appear for you in the right-side panel, below your mapping outcomes. Look for the gray line separator and if you don't see it, scroll to the bottom until it appears. The first item you'll see there is the Layer. Below Layer will be your first LO scale. Below that will be a second LO scale, if you have turned on two scales.
Click on the scale name to expand the list of scale levels. Click on each level individually, or click on more than one to highlight multiple levels. Each level shows up in a different shade of gray. This gray scale helps to see the learning scaffold or the planned progress toward course goal completion.
Need to know how to set your LO scales? Check out this article: How do I choose or change an LO scale?
If you've already set your scale(s), you might want to read this article to find out how to choose the scale levels on your LOs: How do I select the level of an LO scale on a learning objective?