How do I set up an assignment to be sent to my institution's student information system (SIS)?

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If your institution is using a student information system (SIS) for grading purposes, you can set up an assignment to be sent back to the SIS. However, you must first specify which assignment(s) in the course should be sent to your SIS as part of the grade publishing process. Each assignment must be modified individually. However, your institution may have already enabled an option for all assignments to be configured for your SIS.

Once a graded assignment is set up to be sent to your SIS, the Assignment Index Page and Quizzes Index Page lets you enable or disable an assignment by clicking the SIS sync icon next to an assignment or quiz. Not Graded assignment types cannot be sent to your SIS.

Each SIS requires specific setup procedures to properly post grades for assignments. Depending on how assignments are assigned to students, some assignments may not be supported. For details and troubleshooting tips, view the appropriate help document for your SIS integration:

 

Note: The Banner integration does not require any assignment setup and only pulls total grades from the Gradebook.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Add Assignment

Add Assignment

Click the Add Assignment button.

Edit Assignment

Edit Assignment

To set up an assignment that has already been created, click the name of the assignment [1] and click the Edit button [2].

Sync to SIS

Sync to SIS

In the assignment details, check the Sync to [SIS] checkbox. The [SIS] label may display the name of your institution's SIS.

The SIS option is not available for Not Graded assignment types.

Save Assignment

Save Assignment

Click the Save button.

Note: For new assignments, you can click the Save & Publish button.

View Assignment Errors

View Assignment Errors

If you cannot save your assignment and you receive an error message, your institution may limit assignment names and/or require due dates. The error will show which requirement needs to be resolved before the assignment can be enabled to be synced to your SIS. Correct the error then save the assignment again.

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