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How do I properly name my Canvas assignment groups for Skyward grade passback?

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How do I properly name my Canvas assignment groups for Skyward grade passback?

As an instructor, your institution may have integrated the Skyward Student Information System (SIS) and Canvas to communicate enrollment and user data and to allow for grade passback (GPB) from Canvas to Skyward. Before syncing grades with GPB, you must ensure that your Canvas assignment group names match the categories in your Skyward gradebook. For example, if your Skyward gradebook has categories named Homework, Tests, Participation, and Written Response, your Canvas assignment groups must have the same names.

Note: If enabled by your institution, you may be able to associate your Canvas assignment groups with your SIS grading categories. Learn more about the Category Sync Tool.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Create Assignment Group

Create Assignment Group

Click the Add Group button.

Name Assignment Group

Name Assignment Group

Your Canvas assignment group names must match the category names in your Skyward gradebook. Enter the Skyward gradebook category name in the Group Name field [1].

When finished, click the Save button [2].

View Assignment Groups

View Assignment Groups

View your assignment groups on the Assignments Index page.

Learn how to create assignment shells and add assignments to your assignment groups.

Manage Assignment Group

Manage Assignment Group

To manage an assignment group, click the assignment group Options icon [1].

You can edit [2] or delete [3] the assignment group. You can also move assignment group contents [4] or reorder the assignment group on the Assignments Index page [5].

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