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LibWizardry Workshop: Learning Outcomes & Assessment

Resources for creating online tutorials using LibWizard. (Also applicable to other tutorials, such as Guide on the Side.)

Learning Outcomes: Within the first few slides of the tutorial, let the student know the purpose of the tutorial.  You may state this in the form of a formal learning outcome or take a more casual approach.

Assessments: Decide how you are going to assess student learning as well as how you are going to measure success of your tutorial early in the process.

Learning Outcomes

Once you have identified a need for a tutorial, the next step is to create a specific learning outcome. 

Learning outcomes should be:

  • measurable
  • behaviors

Also consider:

  • context for the behavior
  • performance standard
  • assessment method



Need: Learn about the library catalog.

Objective: Locate a book by title in the library catalog.


Need: Understand how to place an intercampus loan request.

Objective: Put in order a list of five steps for placing a intercampus loan request.

                 OR Identify correct intercampus loan policies and practicies from a list of options.

Example of learning objectives

In this tutorial, you will learn....

  • How to look up an item in the library catalog
  • How to improve your results by adding more search terms
  • How to limit your results by campus, date range, or format.

ADDIE model

Addie Model graphic
graphic by Laura Pasquini on flckr

ADDIE is a popular model in Instructional Design. It includes five steps which build upon each others.

  1. Analysis - Clarify problem, characteristics of learners, and set goals.
  2. Design - Plan learning content including learning objectives, content, exercises, and assessments, 
  3. Development - Create materials planned in the design phase.
  4. Implementation - Training, testing, and launch.
  5. Evaluation - Collect and analyze data about the effectiveness of the learning experience. 

‚Äč(Repeat as needed.)


What's your tutorial's purpose?

Is your tutorial....

  • A complete lesson with pretest, learning activity, and post-test? 
  • A learning activity that will be part of a larger lesson? Example
  • Part of a series of lessons? Example 
  • A walkthrough to guide users through a process? Example
  • Other?