AEFIS - DESL - Frequently Asked Questions

This document answers some frequently asked questions about direct evidence of student learning (DESL).

You can un-publish a Canvas assignment and the linking to the course learning outcome is retained. However, you must not edit any linking for that CLO. If you do, the un-published assignment link is lost.  

You can make changes to any assessment. If the assignment should be linked to a different outcome, just edit the linking for that CLO. Note: Make sure you do not edit any CLO that has un-published assignments. 

DESL is matching on assignment ID, so you can change the name of the assignment without loosing the linking.

If your program has created a curriculum map in AEFIS to collect evidence that program learning outcomes (PLOs) are being achieved, PLOs will be listed along with CLOs. 

Assignment linking is copied the next time the same instructor is teaching the same course. Note: For Pharmacy, it copies no matter who is teaching.

When the program curriculum map is created, courses are linked to PLOs. If CLOs are listed, these can also be linked to a PLO.

It is important that the initial curriculum map is created correctly. Contact Learn@UW-Madison at to express interest in creating a curriculum map for Program DESL.