Aligning Goals to an Existing Assignment

This Module will show you how to align an existing Assignment to Goals.

If you do not yet have an Assignment to align, and you need to create a new Assignment, please refer to Creating Assignments in Blackboard.

Step 1 - Click the Chevron just to the right of the name of the Assignment

Step 2 - Select Add Alignments

Select the Add Alignments option from the drop-down menu--this will open the Discover Goals window shown below.

Discover Goals Window

Discover Goals Window

This is the Discover Goals window. Initially, all Goals entered into the system are visible and therefore the list can be quite lengthly.

Step 3 - Select the Appropriate Filters

Step 3 - Select the Appropriate Filters

To help you find the Goals appropriate to your particular Assignment, click the checkbox(es) to the left of any selection criteria that might apply--the resulting Goals displayed are filtered immediately just to the right of the Browse Criteria side panel.

If no Goals are displayed after you check your selection criteria, you might want to try unchecking some of the selection criteria to broaden your search.

Step 4 - Select the Goals to Align Your Assignment to

Step 4 - Select the Goals to Align Your Assignment to

Click the checkbox to the left of any Goals that you wish to Align your Assignment to and then click the Submit button. You will then be taken back to the Content Area containing your Assignment which will now display the aligned Goals for that Assignment as shown below.

Assignment with Selected (Aligned) Goals

The Goals that you selected in Step 3 are now shown as Active Goals and are displayed beneath the title for your Assignment.