Creating competencies

Create a competency

  1. On the Competency Home page, click Competency from the New button.
  2. Enter a Name and Description for the competency.

    Tip  Use a name that clearly identifies the competency.

  3. Select the appropriate settings for the remaining properties:
    • Status  Controls whether users can attempt the competency and whether changes can be made to the competency’s description and associated elements.
    • Additional Identifier  This field typically refers to a professional or academic standard related to the learning objective.
    • Make competency and its children visible to users  Controls whether course participants can see the competency and its attached learning objectives and activities.
    • Ready for versioning   If set to "Yes", any time a change is made to the competency's definition, the existing version is saved in the database and the version number of the competency increments by 1.
    • Allow re-evaluation of users who have achieved this competency  Controls whether users who completed the competency will have their accomplishment re-evaluated (and possibly revoked) if changes are made to the competency structure after they have achieved it.
  4. If you are creating a competency in an org unit above the course offering level, you can click Add Org Units to share the competency with org units beneath it. See Sharing competency structures for more information.
  5. In the Achievement Criteria section, select how users can achieve a competency from the drop-down list. Users can achieve a competency once it is accomplished in any one org unit that shares it, or they can achieve a competency after it is accomplished in all org units where it exists.
  6. Click Save.

Tip  You can also create competencies from an element's Structure area. Expand the Add Parent or Add Child option in the Edit Structure tab and click New Competency.

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