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How do I import outcomes for a course?

How do I import outcomes for a course?

You can bulk import outcomes for your course using a CSV file. A bulk import allows you to add new outcomes to your course or update the details of multiple outcomes at one time.

The CSV file must be formatted correctly according to the Outcomes Import Format DocumentationDownload a sample outcomes.csv file with one outcome group and six outcomes.

After your CSV file has been processed, you will receive an email notification confirming a successful import or displaying errors with your file. If there were errors, the email will contain details about the first 100 errors including the row of the error and a short description.


  • Currently, only CSV files are supported. JSON files will be supported in a future release.
  • Importing outcomes is a course permission. If you do not have permission to import outcomes, your institution has restricted this feature.
  • In new outcomes, the vendor_guid field must not contain a colon.

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