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How do I assign a conditional assignment for students to complete in Mastery Paths?

By default, assignments in Canvas are assigned to Everyone, which means all students will be able to view the item in their Modules page. Once you have added conditional assignments to a Mastery Path, you must designate the assignment for conditional release by assigning it to Mastery Paths. Mastery Path assignments only display to students whose scores fall in a range that releases the assignment to them.

To confirm that all conditional content items have been assigned to Mastery Paths correctly, you can use the Test Student to view the students' Modules page by enabling Student View. The only course items that should be visible to the Test Student are items assigned to Everyone. Therefore, if the Test Student can view a conditional item without having completed any coursework, the assignment may not have been edited and assigned to Mastery Paths.

Notes:

  • The Mastery Paths setting can be managed in your course if the setting has been enabled by your institution.
  • For quick reference, assignment and quiz pages display user assignments. User assignments cannot be viewed from the modules page until the assignment has been assigned to multiple students.
  • Due dates for conditional items are not applied when the item is released to students. To add due dates for conditional items, wait until all students have completed the initial assignment and then add due dates to the conditional items.
  • Files, External URLs, and External Tool module items cannot be used as conditional items in Mastery Paths.
  • If your course has a large number of students and/or if a Mastery Path has a large number of associated conditional items, students may experience a delay before they are assigned a path.

Open Modules

Open Modules

In Course Navigation, click the Modules link.

Open Mastery Paths

Open MasteryPaths

Locate the Mastery Paths item and click the Mastery Paths link.

Edit Assignment

Edit Assignment

For each assignment in each range, click the options menu [1] and click the Edit link [2]. The assignment will open in a new browser tab.

Assign to Mastery Paths

Assign to MasteryPaths

In the assignment's Assign field, click the Everyone remove icon [1], then click the text field. Select the Mastery Paths option [2].

Save Assignment

Save Assignment

Click the Save button.

View Section Warning

View Section Warning

Canvas displays a warning message asking you if you want to add additional sections. For Mastery Paths, you can disregard this warning. Click the Continue button.

View Assignment

View Assignment

View the Mastery Path assignment.

The assignment will only display in a student's Modules page if the student's score in the Mastery Path source item releases the assignment to the student.