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How do I create and link a new tracker from a standard set in Canvas?

Updated Oct 01, 2021

If your institution uses Canvas LMS,  you can create and link a Mastery Tracker within a Canvas course. Your new tracker can be linked to Canvas courses that have one section or multiple sections.

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


  • Creating and linking a new tracker from a standard set in Canvas requires that your Canvas account and Mastery Connect account are synced via an SIS (student information system). 
  • 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.

In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1], then click the title of your course [2].

Link Mastery Tracker to Course

In Course Navigation,  click the Mastery Tracker link [1]. Next, click the Link Mastery Tracker button [2].

Link SIS Manually

If Canvas is unable to find any matching sections in MasteryConnect, you can manually link the sections. Click the Link SIS Manually button [1], then click the Canvas Section drop-down menu and select the section you would like to link [2]. You can also choose not to link a section to the tracker [3]. Click the Next button [4].

Select Linking Option

Select Linking Option

In the Select Source drop-down menu [1], click the Create a new Tracker from a standard set link [2].

Enter Tracker Details

Enter Tracker Details

Use the applicable drop-down menus to select the title [1], subject [2], core [3], and class [4] for your new tracker. Click the Link button [5].

View Mastery Tracker in Canvas

View Mastery Tracker

Your new mastery tracker will display in your Canvas course. You can create and add assessments to your Mastery Tracker, which will then populate in your Canvas assignment list.

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