6.4.8 Edit Objective
Figure 6.37: Edit Objectives
Any objective content can be edited and deleted inside the Edit
Objective window (Fig. 6.37),
found by clicking on the Edit link below the objective
name in the Objective Editor page. Custom objectives
can also be deleted from the Edit Objective window.
Using this tool, chapters (or ALEKS curriculum slices) can be divided
into parts or material can be combined across multiple chapters.
The Textbook View allows you to select content based on the structure of
the textbook. The Slice View allows you to select content based on the
structure of the ALEKS Pie Chart.
A specific textbook is integrated with the course
For chapter-based objectives there will be a Textbook View of items. When
editing chapter based objectives, it will be possible to add topics only
to the chapter in which they belong. For custom objectives there will be a
Textbook View and a Slice View of items.
The ALEKS curriculum is integrated with the course
For slice-based objectives and custom objectives there will be a Slice View
No Textbook Integration is in use
Custom objectives will present items from the Slice View.
Topics may be added or removed from objectives as follows:
Click on the plus sign (+) to the left of each folder to view its contents.
Check the box to the left of a topic name to include that topic in your
To see a sample problem for any topic, double-click on the topic name.
Check the box to the right of a folder icon to include all topics in that
A running count of the number of included topics will be displayed just
above the directory window.
Use the Custom Objective Name field to change the name
assigned to the objective.
Click the Done button when you have finished
customizing the objective.
The new objective will appear in the table of objectives. An end date or
mastery level should be entered, depending on the objective completion
method in use (Sec. 6.4.6).
This procedure can be repeated to create additional custom objectives.
NOTE. In courses that are configured with objectives, the Objective Editor
will only display topics contained and structured according to those
objectives. If an instructor removes a substantial
number of fundamental topics from the course, the Topic Recommendation
Tool will calculate whether any prerequisite topics are missing, and allow
the instructor to add them back for optimal learning
When objective customization is complete, click on the
Continue button to review the settings. Click on
Save to finalize the setup.