Learning Objective Generators

A well written Learning Outcome is crucial to what we do, but the process of making them can be tedious and it can sometimes feel that we are turning our expansive field of interest into something clinical, dry and scientific.

So after planning the overall aim of a course – I’m a fan, of using tools to help get the learning outcomes done fast so I can get going on to developing interesting assignments and course content.

I have tested and used a few different Blooms based tools over the years. To help create consistency and clarity. But this Arizona State University tool really cuts the cake in simplicity.

Click Start to begin. Be sure to carefully read all of the information as it guides you through each step. The tool will populate your objective as you progress through the steps.

  1. First, you will type the noun (or thing) you want students to learn. It’s the specific skill, knowledge, or ability students can take into the real world.
  2. Second, you will select the appropriate rigor by choosing the level of cognition in Bloom’s hierarchy of knowledge.
  3. Third, you will select a measurable verb that is associated with the level of cognition you selected in step 2.
  4. Fourth, you will type the specific context, condition, quality, or criteria to measure achievement. This may include a specific tool, reference, or guideline by which the learner will demonstrate their knowledge in the real world.
  5. Finally, click Generate Objective. If it doesn’t read correctly, begin again by clicking “create new objective” and make necessary edits. When you’re happy with each objective, copy and paste them into your lesson.
  6. Continue building objectives until you have one for every skill or set of knowledge student will learn in each lesson.


A while back I created an easy tool that can then help find online learning activities based on Blooms Taxonomy Verbs. It works but somethings missing still.


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