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How to Associate Blackboard Goals to Course


This article demonstrates how to associate Blackboard Goals to an individual Blackboard Course Site.  By doing this, Blackboard assigns default goal areas to make aligning Goals much easier for the user.


  • This step should be performed after Goals have been input into Blackboard by the Learning Technology Solutions Team, but before the Goals have been aligned to any assignments/tests/projects/etc.
  • Sign into your Blackboard Course Site.  In the Course Management menu, select Course Tools, select Goals.

Screenshot of the Course Management Menu with Course Tools and then Goals highlighted.

  • Initially, no associations are set up:

screenshot of a blank Goals screen

  • Select Add Association, a pop-up box will appear, and from there you can select the Goal set that you will be pulling goals from and select Submit.

screenshot of Goals Screen with Add Association Button highlighted and the pop-up window with Goals listed

  • This selection will now reflect on your Goals page and will provide you default goals when you add alignments to content later.

Screenshot of goals page showing an added alignment




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