Canvas has developed an integration between Skyward and Canvas. The integration communicates rostering data from Skyward to Canvas, and grade information from Canvas to Skyward. This document helps instructors with frequently asked questions and troubleshooting tips for the Canvas Skyward integration.
To maintain cross-platform consistency, your Canvas assignment groups should mirror your Skyward grading categories. Learn about naming your Canvas assignment groups.
If a Canvas assignment group has the same name as a Skyward gradebook category, assignments are synced from the Canvas assignment group into the matching Skyward category. If a Canvas assignment group name does not match a grading category in Skyward, Canvas displays a validation error stating that the assignment has an invalid assignment group. To correct these assignment group errors, edit the Canvas assignment group name and add the Skyward grading category code in parentheses. For example, if you have a Canvas assignment group named Assignments, Skyward categories called AST and AGT, both with the same description (Assignments), add "(AST)" to the end of the Canvas assignment group.
You can specify the assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions you want to sync from Canvas to Skyward. Learn about setting up assignments to sync from Canvas to Skyward.
Assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions must meet the following criteria:
Guides about creating assignments in Canvas:
Learn how to sync grades from Canvas to Skyward.
You can sync grades for an entire course, or you can sync grades for a specific section or sections.
Grade passback from Canvas to Skyward is initiated when you sync grades from your Canvas course gradebook to Skyward. Depending on the amount of data, you may need to wait several minutes for the data to display in Skyward. Learn about syncing grades from Canvas to Skyward.
Note: To view recently synced grades in Skyward, you may need to refresh your Skyward browser tab.
If your course or section do not have an SIS ID, contact your Canvas admin.
Additionally, you must open the Skyward gradebook at least once before grades sync correctly from Canvas.
If all of the above criteria are met and you cannot sync grades from Canvas to Skyward, contact your Canvas admin.
The following assignment information is included when you sync grades from Canvas to Skyward:
The following information is not included in a Skyward sync:
Please be aware of the following Skyward grade sync limitations:
To make changes to your Skyward gradebook, first make the changes in your Canvas course gradebook and sync the information to Skyward. Following this best practice allows consistent data flow between systems and ensures accurate data in both systems.
Grade distribution is a one-way sync from Canvas to Skyward:
In Canvas, select the assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions for SIS sync. Then sync your grades from the Canvas gradebook to Skyward.
Note: If you cannot make changes in a concluded or closed course, contact your Canvas admin.