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How do I set up a graded discussion to be sent to my institution's student information system (SIS)?

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How do I set up a graded discussion to be sent to my institution's student information system (SIS)?

If your institution has configured an integration between their student information system (SIS ) and Canvas, your graded course items may be set to sync to your SIS gradebook by default. However, you can also you can set up a graded discussion to sync to your SIS gradebook from a discussion's details page.

Graded discussions configured to sync to your SIS display a Sync to SIS icon in the Assignment Index Page. You can click the icon to turn SIS sync on or off for an individual discussion.

Note: You may be able to find guides specific to using your SIS in Canvas in the Instructure Community SIS Guides.

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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