How do I create a Canvas assignment from an existing Mastery Connect assessment?

If your institution uses Canvas LMS, you can link an existing Mastery Tracker to a Canvas course. Once this connection is made you can access your Mastery Tracker in your Canvas course, which includes mastery data, assessments built with third-party item banks, and tools to support competency-based learning.

Existing Mastery Trackers may already contain Mastery Connect assessments. You can create a linked Canvas assignment from a Mastery Connect assessment that came with the tracker using the process outlined in this guide.

Open Canvas Course

Open Canvas Course

Log in to your Canvas account.

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

To enter your course, in the Global Navigation menu, click the Courses link [2]. Then click the course name link [3].


  • If the course is not listed, select the All Courses link [4], then click the title of your course.
  • In order to link a Mastery Tracker assessment to an assignment, you must first link a Mastery Tracker to your course.

Open Mastery Tracker Standard

In Course Navigation, click the Mastery Tracker link [1]. Your mastery tracker displays in your Canvas course.

Click the name of the standard that contains the imported Mastery Connect assessment to create your Canvas assignment [2].

Open Assess Window

In the Standard Details page, click the Assess tab for the selected assessment to display in a new window.

Create Canvas Assignment

Click the Create Canvas Assignment button.

Open Linked Canvas Assignment

Your linked Canvas assignment has been created.

To view your new assignment with other course assignments, click the assignment link [1].

To close the window, click the Close button [2].