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Deliver a Linked MasteryConnect Assessment via Canvas LTI as an External Tool

Updated Dec 11, 2020

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) allows you to integrate MasteryConnect with Canvas. Once your administrator sets up an LTI for your school or district, you will be able deliver assessments in MasteryConnect through Canvas.

Assessments linked via LTI may experience the following limitations:

  • Mastery Connect rubric and raw score assessments cannot be linked to a Canvas assignment.
  • Grade pass back does not work for Mastery Connect assessments that contain any rubric-scored items, even if the assessment can be linked to a Canvas assignment.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

Log in to Canvas and open the course to which you would like to add the assessment.

Click Assignments.

Add New Assignment

Add Assignment

Click the Add Assignment button.

Add Assessment Title

Add Assessment Title

Now, enter the title of your assessment in the Assignment Name box. 

Enter Assessment Points

Enter Assessment Points

In the Points box, enter the total points available for the assessment. This needs to match the points of the assessment that you're linking to in MasteryConnect.

Configure Assessment Details

Configure Assessment Details

Click the Submission Type drop-down list, and select External Tool. Next, click Find and select the MasteryConnect LTI connection. Leave the box Load This Tool In a New Tab unchecked.

Set Assessment Due Date

Set Assessment Due Date

You can add an optional due date, or set up a window of time during which the assessment is available.

Open MasteryConnect Standard

Open MasteryConnect Standard

When you are finished, click Save and Publish.

MasteryConnect will open in your Canvas window. Now, you'll need to find the assessment in your tracker and link it to Canvas. First, click Trackers in the main navigation bar.

Next, find the assessment by opening a tracker and clicking on the name of the standard (e.g. 6.RP.A.1) where your assessment is located.

Open Assessment Modal

Open Assessment Modal

Click on Assess above the standard name to open the Assessment modal.

Note: If you’re working with a multi-standard assessment, you’ll have to click the title of the assessment and drill down to find the Assess button.

On the Assessment modal, select Link To LMS. 

The assessment will now be linked to your course in Canvas and be available to your students in that specific tracker. 

Note: If you have all your students/sections linked to one course in Canvas, please create a separate assignment to link to each tracker. A separate Canvas assignment will need to be added for each tracker to be able to link the assignment to the specific assessment in each individual tracker.  

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