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dwoodard
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Assignment Groups and PowerSchool Categories

This week I had teacher tell me that the assignment groups that they are using in Canvas are posting as categories in PowerSchool. I have tested this and it does seem to be the case. Does anyone know anything about this and if there is any documentation to support it?

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bbelew
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It's briefly mentioned here:

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4133#jive_content_id_In_what_PowerSchool_category_does_Canv...

In PowerSchool version 9.1 or higher, Canvas will pass back assignments and grades into the same grading category that exists in PowerSchool. If an assignment group in Canvas has the same grading category description in PowerSchool, Canvas will pass the assignment into the associated grading category in PowerSchool. Assignment groups and grading categories are case sensitive. If an assignment group does not match a grading category, Canvas Assignments and Graded Discussions default to Homework, and Quizzes default to Quiz.

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