Canvas has developed an automated integration infrastructure between Skyward and the Canvas learning management system for grade passback, utilizing APIs made available from Skyward. The integration will create assignments and post grades back into the Skyward Gradebook based on the latest assignment settings and submission data in Canvas.
The Canvas Skyward integration works bi-directionally:
The Skyward integration is used in conjunction with the Canvas Post Grades to SIS feature option. Learn more about available feature options.
Please follow these steps to implement the PowerSchool integration:
New customers can be up and running in a Canvas test environment within a couple of days. Once implemented, it can take two to three weeks to validate the end-to-end process.
Existing customers take longer because old SIS IDs need to be re-mapped to match the Powerschool SIS IDs. After you verify the data, Instructure begins the process of moving the data into production. Once implemented, it can take four to six weeks to validate the end-to-end process.
Note: Instructure does not validate the accuracy of your data. You must validate the accuracy of your data. Additionally, Instructure is unable to assist with PowerSchool updates or HTTPS/SSL certification. For assistance, please contact PowerSchool support.
Your Canvas Implementation Consultant leads you through the Skyward grade pass back integration process. They will check in with your team weekly on the status of the integration and of other implementation items.
The Canvas Skyward implementation occurs in four phases:
Phase 1: Setup Skyward API
Phase 2: Set Up Connection
Phase 3: Test the Connection
Phase 4: Set Up in Production
The following data syncs from Skyward into Canvas:
Note: Changes to the above data should be managed in Skyward. Changes to these Skyward fields are automatically synced to Canvas during the next sync. Any data added in Canvas subsequent to the Skyward integration are not synced to Skyward.
The Skyward API is usually configured to run once every night so that Skyward data is updated in Canvas daily. However, this may be adjusted based on your institution's requirement
The following assignment information is synced to Skyward from Canvas:
Note: If an assignment is moved to a different assignment group in Canvas after the assignment is created in Skyward, the assignment's grading category in Skyward does not change.
Canvas grades are synced to Skyward when an instructor syncs grades from the Canvas gradebook.
The Canvas Skyward integration includes the following limitations: