Instructure supports a SIS integration with Aspen Student Information System (SIS). The integration uses APIs made available from OneRoster 1.1 where the SIS is the OneRoster data provider, and Instructure is the OneRoster data consumer. Learn more about OneRoster and the Instructure OneRoster implementation.
The Instructure Aspen integration allows Aspen to sync rostering data to Canvas and for Canvas to post assignments and assignment grades back to the Aspen gradebook.
As an admin, you can review the integration functionality and limitations and request the integration for your institution.
The OneRoster integration works bi-directionally:
Note: OneRoster provisioning is required for GPB functionality.
The following data is included in any provisioning or GPB transfer.
Before implementing the Instructure Aspen integration, your institution must meet the following requirements:
Aspen to Canvas provisioning supports only Student, Teacher, and Parent user role passback. The Aspen user roles of Aide, Proctor, and Relative are not supported for provisioning.
For GPB to successfully sync assignment and grade data from Canvas to Aspen, instructors must:
Additionally, deleting an assignment in Canvas does not remove the assignment from the Aspen gradebook. Deleted assignments in Canvas must also be manually deleted in Aspen.
If you are interested in enabling the Aspen Integration for provisioning, please contact your Customer Success Manager (CSM) for consideration.