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How do I use a MasteryConnect Tracker in a Canvas course?

Updated Oct 29, 2021

If your institution uses Canvas LMS,  you can link a Mastery Tracker to a Canvas course. You can also create MasteryConnect assessments from within a Canvas course, which creates an assignment in the Canvas course. Trackers can be linked to single Canvas courses as well as cross-listed courses with multiple sections.

Once this connection is made, you will have access to the Mastery Tracker in your Canvas course. This includes access to mastery data, assessments built with 3rd party item banks, and tools to support competency-based learning.


  • In order to link a mastery tracker to your Canvas course, your Instructure Customer Success Manager (CSM) must first set up an LTI connection between your instances of Canvas and MasteryConnect. If you do not see the Mastery Tracker link in your Canvas Course Navigation, contact your CSM.
  • Parents with a MasteryConnect account may be able to view their student's MasteryConnect trackers and assignments in Canvas if this feature is enabled in their district.
  • If you edit your Mastery Tracker or your Canvas course, your tracker and course will automatically sync overnight. If your tracker and course need to sync immediately, you can sync them manually.

Open Canvas Course

Open Canvas Course

Log in to your Canvas account.

To log into your MasteryConnect account from Canvas, in the Global Navigation Menu, click the Mastery link [1].

In the Global Navigation Menu, click the Courses link [2]. Then click the course name link [3].

Link Mastery Tracker to Course

In the Course Navigation menu, click the Mastery Tracker link [1].

Click the Link Mastery Tracker button [2].

Note: If you do not see the Mastery Tracker link in your Canvas Course Navigation, contact your CSM.

Select Linking Option

Select Linking Option

Select a tracker source from the Select Source drop-down menu [1]. You can choose to create a new tracker from a standard set [2], create a new tracker from a curriculum map [2], or link an existing tracker [4].

After making your selection and providing any additional information needed for your selected method, click the Link button [5].

Note: Users can only link an existing MasteryConnect tracker to a Canvas course if the tracker's SIS section matches the Canvas course.

View Tracker in Course

View Tracker in Course

If you link an existing tracker, any previously added students display in the Students column [1].

To add an assessment to the tracker, click the Add Assessment button [2]. To view or score assessments for a standard, hover over the standard title [3] and click the Assess link [4].


  • Creating an MasteryConnect assessment from your tracker in Canvas automatically creates a Canvas assignment.
  • When a student completes the linked assignment, the assignment score displays in the Canvas gradebook.
  • You can edit your Mastery Tracker directly in Canvas.
Unlink Tracker

To unlink your tracker, click the More button [1] and select the Unlink Tracker option [2]. Unlinking your mastery tracker deletes all your linked Canvas assignments.

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