Aggregation of Data:
Outcomes allows any user who has "administrator" or "creator" permissions at a level within their organization to (1) assign outcomes to parts of the organization that are below them in the organizational tree. This assignment is a request for data and any organizational unit can decide to fulfill the request or assign the outcome even further down the organization.
It also allows these same users to (2) relate outcomes to other outcomes. This allows results and assessment plans from one Outcome to be used as results and assessment plans of another.
Another important aspect of connecting outcomes across an institution is the development of the curriculum map. The curriculum map is an auto generated from these connections, both assigned and related outcomes. As these connections are made, the curriculum automatically updates to reflect these connections. The same applies when connections are removed.