How do I set up a graded discussion 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 a graded discussion to be sent back to the SIS. However, you must first specify which graded discussion(s) in the course should be sent to your SIS as part of the grade publishing process. Each graded discussion must be modified individually. However, your institution may have already enabled an option for all graded discussions to be configured for your SIS.

Once a graded discussion is set up to be sent to your SIS, the Assignment Index Page lets you enable or disable a graded discussion by clicking the SIS sync icon next to the graded discussion.

Each SIS requires specific setup procedures to properly post grades for graded discussions. Depending on how graded discussions are assigned to students, some discussions may not be supported. For details and 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 Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Add Discussion

  Add Discussion 

Click the Add Discussion button.

Edit Discussion

  Edit Discussion 

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

Select Graded Discussion

Select Graded Discussion

In the discussion details, check the Graded checkbox.

Sync to SIS

Sync to SIS

Check the Sync to [SIS] checkbox.

The [SIS] label may display the name of your institution's SIS.

Save Discussion

Save Discussion

Click the Save button.

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

View Discussion Errors

View Discussion Errors

If you cannot save your graded discussion 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 graded discussion can be enabled to be synced to your SIS. Correct the error then save the graded discussion again.

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