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How do I administer a Mastery Connect assessment in my Canvas Course?


If your institution uses Canvas LMS, you can connect a Mastery Tracker to your Canvas course. After connecting the tracker to Canvas, you can access mastery data, third-party item bank assessments, and competency-based learning tools.

When you create a Mastery Connect assessment from your Mastery Tracker in Canvas, a linked assignment is created in Canvas, which you can administer to students. Once a student completes the linked Canvas assignment, the assessment data displays in the Mastery Tracker and the assignment score displays in the Canvas gradebook.

Open Canvas Course

Open Canvas Course

Log in to your Canvas account.

In Global Navigation menu, click the Courses link [1]. Then click the name of the course [2].

Note: In order to administer a Mastery Tracker assessment through Canvas, you must first link a Mastery Tracker to your course and add a Mastery Tracker assessment.

View Mastery Tracker

View Mastery Tracker

In the Course Navigation menu, click the Mastery Tracker link [1]. Click a standard title to see any Mastery Tracker assessments that you previously created or imported [2].

View Canvas Assignments

View Assignments

In the Course Navigation, click the Assignments link [1] to view your linked Mastery Tracker assignments. Canvas assignments created from Mastery Tracker benchmark and item-based assessments will import as unpublished assignments [2], and raw score Mastery Tracker assessments will import as published assignments [3].

You can edit and adjust your linked assignments as you would any other Canvas assignment. To view assignment options, click the More icon [4]. To publish an assignment and make it available for students, click the Publish/Unpublish indicator icon [5].

To grade or view further details for a linked Mastery Tracker assignment, click the assignment title [6].

View Linked Assignment

View Linked Assignment

To administer or grade the assessment via Mastery Connect, click the Load [Assignment] in a new window button [1]. To edit Canvas assignment settings, click the Edit Settings button [2]. To grade submitted assignments in Canvas via SpeedGrader, click the SpeedGrader button [3].

To view the assignment as one of your students, click the Student View button [4].

View Assignment as Student

View Assignment as Student

Your students can view the linked Mastery Tracker assignment by logging into their Canvas account, clicking the Assignments link in their course navigation [1], and clicking the title of the Mastery Tracker assignment [2].

Note: Raw score assignments will display as a blank page for students.

Take and Submit an Assignment as a Student

Take and Submit Assignment As Student

To take and submit the assignment, your students can click the Load [Assignment] in a New Window button, which takes them to the Mastery Connect Student Portal.

Take Assignment in Canvas Student Mobile App

Take Assignment in Canvas Student Mobile App

To take and submit the assignment from the Canvas student app, your students can click the Launch External Tool button [1].

This opens the Mastery Connect student portal , where they can take the assignment through a browser window within the app [2].

When the students are finished, they can click the Done button [3] to return to the main area of the Canvas app.

View Student Scores in Canvas Gradebook

View Student Scores in Canvas Gradebook

After you grade the assignment in Mastery Connect, your student's score will automatically populate in the Canvas Gradebook. To view the scores in your Canvas Gradebook, click the Grades link in the course navigation [1], and scroll horizontally to view your student's linked assignment scores [2].

View Scores in Mastery Tracker

View scores in Mastery Tracker

Your student's mastery scores for the linked assessment will also display in the Mastery Tracker.

Note: As long as your Mastery Tracker remains linked to your Canvas course, any edits you make to linked Mastery Tracker assessments will be reflected in the Canvas assignments page and gradebook.

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