A course will generally consist of one or more learning objectives. All of the learning objectives that make up a course are packaged together into a product; this product can be assigned to groups of learners. 

An learning objective or learning map is a subset of one or more curricula that can be assigned to a learner or group of learners. Once a curricula have been established, any number of objectives can be defined that relate to those curricula. Each objective is a collection of curriculum elements, and typically represents a particular module or course of study, or a section of a course. Furthermore, an objective can include elements from more than one curriculum, allowing a 'cross-curricular' target to be set for a learner or a group.

The curriculum tool can be used to visualize and plan objectives, so it is possible to select the elements for inclusion in the objective from the curriculum tool.  There are two modes for viewing a knowledge space in the curriculum tool, Hierarchy view and Prerequisite view.

In some cases, the knowledge elements (nodes) for an objective may have a great number of prerequisite elements preceding them. Prerequisites can be excluded, or assumed, in an objective definition to make this manageable.

In this session we will detail how to create objectives. There are a number of approaches that can be taken when deciding on the composition of the objectives that need to be created.

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