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luke_caldwell
Community Contributor

Jenzabar (SIS) and Canvas Grade Integration

I am at a small college and we currently require all grades to be recorded in Canvas, however, we are required to input our midterm and final grade into Jenzabar as that connects to all of our in-house, reports, transcripts, tracking forms...yadda yadda yadda. As of right now, our faculty have to re-enter their final grade in our Faculty Course Control element. I would like to see an integration where our professors can click a button in Canvas that pushes their class grades to Jenzabar or click on a button in Jenzabar that pulls those grades. I am at the mercy of my programmer and he has lots of reasons why this can't work. Smiley Sad As a result, I am reaching out to the community to find help!

So my questions to the Canvas community:

   How many schools who also use Jenzabar have an easy grade integration built?

   If so, what have been some unforeseen issues that might have occurred with this integration?

   Finally, would any of you be willing to share come code or be a sounding board for me or, more importantly, my    programmer?

23 Replies
Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

Hi,  @luke_caldwell ‌, I've shared your question with a few folks I know who are using Jenzabar. I've also shared it with the https://community.canvaslms.com/groups/sis-integrations?sr=search&searchId=2d8c2c98-b3e1-44fd-9833-0...‌ group to get other specialists' eyes on it. And because of the scope of the prompt I've flipped the format to a discussion. Good luck!

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

...also,  @luke_caldwell ‌, I'm not a Jenzabar user, but I'm told that they have multiple multiple products -- SONIS, SIS, CX, JX -- and implementation may not be the same for each. To direct the conversation with a more narrowed focus, can you provide some specifics about which product you're using?

shanaegalloway
New Member

Our small university is in a similar situation. We are on Jenzabar CX and transitioning to JX. Our faculty manually enter the midterm and final grades through our campus portal, but if some institution using Jenzabar has successfully been able to push/pull grades to the Registrar's Office, we would love to hear about it, too!

We are currently using CX and transitioning to JX yet our grades will remain with CX for the foreseeable future.

dibarrondo
New Member

I'm interested in this as well. We use Jenzabar and have similar issues.

mrobbins1
New Member

We're a new Canvas user on EX, and I need to write a grade import for mid-term and final letter grades from Canvas. Did any of you find solutions yet? 

luke_caldwell
Community Contributor

I had a Jenzabar rep reach out to me about paying them to build one, but other than that option, no one shared any other feedback or solutions than what you see here.

mrobbins1
New Member

OK. Well, I'm testing the ability to use the API to pull grades into Jenzabar, but it doesn't look promising as I can't tell when the grades are final in Canvas. My other alternative is to use the Gradebook Passback plugin, which means creating a web service so the instructor can push a file with the grades, and then writing procedures within SQL Server to process the file. I'll keep posting progress if anyone is interested.  

dibarrondo
New Member

Thanks all for the updates. We continue to be interested in this topic though we don't have much to add other than we're seeking the same solution. We are an EX user.