Adding an Assessment to the eLumen Library

In order to assess an SLO, you must identify an assignment or other activity you will have students perform so you can observe their mastery of the outcome. eLumen organizes SLO results by activity, so before you can submit scores for an SLO you need to tell eLumen what activity you will be using to evaluate the SLO. These are called “assessments” and are stored in a library within eLumen.

Getting Started

Before logging into eLumen make sure you have the following information: 

  • Assessment Name (required)
    • Use the following standard format: CourseID SLO #: Assignment (Example CHEM 1A SLO #1: Common Final Exam)
  • Assessment Description (required)
    • A brief (50 words or less) description of what the activity is. Enough so that another instructor teaching the course could identify the main idea of what the assignment is about. (Example: Common Cumulative Final Exam for Chemistry 2A)
  • Assessment Type (required)
    • Select the type of assignment from the list provided; pick the best fit or “other” if nothing fits.
  • Support file (optional)
    • If you have an electronic copy of the assignment, or a set of instructions for instructors you can upload this with the assessment.
  • Rubric (required)
    • A detailed description of what student performance on the SLO at each level (Mastery, Accomplished, Adequate, Developing, Inadequate) should look like.

 Example Rubric

Logging into eLumen

  • Go directly to eLumen ( and log in using your LancerID. You can also use the “Submit Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Information (eLumen)” link at the bottom of the faculty page in LancerPoint.
  • Make sure the drop-down boxes after your name in the upper left corner of the screen are set to “Course Coordinator” and the department for the course you wish to create an assessment for.

Adding the Assessment

  • Click on the “SLOs & Assessments” menu option

  • Locate the course you want to create an assessment for on the list of courses you coordinate.
  • Select the checkbox next to the SLO(s) that the activity will assess.

  • Click on the “More” drop-down menu that appears at the top of the list of SLOs and select “Create Assessment”.

Defining the Assessment

  • Type in the Assessment Name and Description. Select an Assessment Type. Do not change any of the other options in this box.
  • (Optional) If you have a support file you can click on the “Upload Evaluator Assessment Guide” Link to upload the file.

Generating the Rubric

  • Click on the “Generate Rubric Template” button at the bottom of the screen. Do not select or change any of the other options. (Advanced users may select the “Activity-Oriented, Multi-Rubric” option instead of the “Outcomes-Oriented” option if desired.)

Filling out the Rubric

  • Click on and edit the text in each rubric category.
  • When you have completed adding the rubric descriptions, click on either “Save” (if you’re not ready to assign the assessment to instructors) or “Save and Plan” (if you want to assign this assessment to instructors).

Selecting an Assessment to Plan

(Skip this step if you selected “Save and Plan” above)

  • Click on the “SLOs & Assessments” menu option

  • Select the “Assessments” tab

  • Select the checkbox next to the Assessment you want to assign to faculty.
  • Click on the “Plan” or “Edit Plan” button that appears in the menu above the assessments.

 Assigning Assessments in the Planner

  • Drag the blue box containing the name of your assessment onto the light grey box underneath the course name.

  • Select the “Next” button on the box that appears. (You may select the “Add this Assessment to any new Sections added to included term.” Option if desired.)

  • Select the “Confirm” button on the box that appears. (Leave the “Send Notifications and Alerts” option unselected)