How do I sync grades to Skyward in the New Gradebook?

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If your institution is using Skyward as a Student Information System (SIS), you can use the Gradebook to pass final grades back to Skyward. Grades are passed back if an assignment is specifically included as part of the grades transfer. You can include grades for assignments, graded discussions, and quizzes on a per-assignment basis.

To pass back assignments, an assignment group must match a grading category in Skyward. You can also pass back individual sections instead of the entire course.

When grades are sent, Canvas will immediately initiate the grades transfer, but you may need to wait a few minutes before data appears in Skyward.

Note: Skyward requires specific setup procedures before you can post grades. Depending on how assignments are assigned to students, some grades may not be able to be passed back to Skyward. For Skyward details and troubleshooting tips, view the Skyward Instructor Help document in the Canvas Community.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Sync Grades

Sync Grades

Click the Actions menu [1] and then click the Sync to Post Grades link [2].

The name of the button may differ for each institution, but the button is located in the Actions menu and matches the name of the Skyward LTI Tool. You can view the name of the tool by viewing the Configured Apps in Course Settings.

Select Section

Select Section

By default, Skyward shows assignments for all sections. To select a specific section, find the section in the Section drop-down menu.

Exclude Errors

Exclude Errors

Canvas will notify you if there are any errors with your submission.

A warning icon will display next to the error(s) with a description of the specific error [1].

To correct the error(s), click the Edit icon [2] next to the assignment. Then return to the Gradebook.

To exclude the assignment from the grades sync, click the Exclude link [3].

To exclude all assignments with errors, click the Exclude All button [4].

Sync Grades

Sync Grades

Canvas will confirm the number of assignments that will be sent to Skyward. Click the Continue button.

View Confirmation

View Confirmation

View the confirmation message.

It may take a few minutes for data to appear in Skyward.

Open Monitoring and Reporting

Open Monitoring and Reporting

In Course Navigation, click the Monitoring and Reporting link.

Note: Depending on when your SIS was implemented, the Monitoring and Reporting link may be named Grade Sync.

View Sync Status

  View Sync Status 

View the status of the sync request. In the search field [1], you can search for a specific sync request.

You can also filter by status. By default, the Everything status is selected, which displays all sync results in the page [2].

Each status type displays the number of sync requests for each status [3]. To filter by a specific status type, click the name of the status.

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