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Add "Post Grade to SIS" check box to Grade book

Add "Post Grade to SIS" check box to Grade book

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  This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

 

  Idea will be open for vote Wed. October 7, 2015 - Wed. January 6, 2016  Learn more about voting...

 

Currently, you must click to edit an assignment/quiz in order to see if the "Post Grades to SIS" checkbox has been clicked.  A feature that our district would like to see added would be to make this checkbox also accessible from the Canvas Grade book.  By adding a checkbox to each assignment column heading in the Grade book, instructors could take a quick glance at which assignments will be posted to their SIS when they click "Post Grades," and make any necessary changes.

 

This is what we are envisioning:

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  Comments from Instructure

 

Please take a look at the Canvas Beta Release Notes (2015-12-28)

Assignments, SIS Sync Icon section.

 

Please note that this feature was not implemented exactly as suggested, however, after checking with the poster and other voters, we are marking this as complete.  Please read the entire thread for more information.

32 Comments
Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea is now open for voting!

cwendt
Community Champion

There was another idea just like this...if we can find it, we should mention this new one there. We really need this!

cwendt
Community Champion

Here's the old thread.

Bill_Pratt
Community Contributor

This is a great idea that we were going to suggest as well. Working with our SIS, we hate to override something because we missed a checkbox. This is desperately needed.

glenn_phoenix
Community Participant

This would be sooooooo nice.  I spend so much time trying to find the quizzes that I forgot to turn off the SIS.  This would be a great update that would make the Powerschool exporting so much easier.

cwendt
Community Champion

Exactly! If they don't do this, maybe they can put on a little animated guy that says "don't forget to turn off the SIS now that you've posted these grades!".

cwendt
Community Champion

Hi,  @glenn_phoenix ​, Bill.Pratt and all who voted! Please encourage your colleagues to vote on this. Many who think it's a wonderful idea don't visit the community. I just introduced several yesterday, and they liked it and voted.

matthew_maurer
Community Member

Voted! Good Luck...........

kimberly_cauble
Community Member

This is such a good idea...I hope it earns more votes.  It is difficult to sync to my gradebook and keep it organized when I have to sync everything at once!  I would love to do one assignment at a time.

cwendt
Community Champion

It *is*,  @kimberly_cauble ​! If you help spread the word, it could reach 100 votes this week. This morning, the vote was at 64; now it is at 82. Canvas wants 100 to even consider it. Keep in mind, break is coming, and people might not visit the Community as much as they do when school is in session (I know, I know—they'll be missing out!)

Also, you can sync one at a time, but you have to open each quiz for editing and uncheck the box. Phew, that's a lotta work!

stefanie_house
Community Member

Great idea! would be a time saver

stefanie_house
Community Member

Great idea! would be a time saver!

lsickler
Community Participant

Thanks so much for the votes!  Happy to see that so many agree this would be a valuable feature Smiley Happy

cwruck
Community Champion

Hey Friends, Gradebook Product Manager for Canvas here!

We have been working with the SIS team to design a fantastic interface that will give you a beautiful summary view of syncing with the SIS. We don't want to overload the gradebook with every single feature that exists in Canvas, so you will probably get to see a new page that will help you keep track of which things have synced, when they were last synced and help you troubleshoot any issues.

It's always a game of resources, so we're trying to get some resources devoted to making sure there's a better way to make sure your stuff is synced and to let you know when there's any issues. Stay tuned~ we may be able to show you some designs for what we're planning on once they've been vetted a bit more.

Thanks!

Bill_Pratt
Community Contributor

This is great but it needs to be more than a summary view. The hardest part of syncing and not is keeping track of the checkboxes. If you have 30 assignments and only want to sync one (so that you don't overwrite any changes made in the SIS), having to go into each assignment/quiz to uncheck or to determine which ones are checked is the biggest and most time consuming problem. As you design, it would be great to keep this in mind and have the check/uncheck box (post to SIS box) on whatever interface you create--a page, in the grade book, etc.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

Please take a look at the Canvas Beta Release Notes (2015-12-28)

Assignments, SIS Sync Icon section.

This new feature provides a single space to control the SIS sync. 

Bill_Pratt
Community Contributor

This is great! it is easy to use, will save the teachers a ton of time, and will cut down on simple mistakes and overiding of grades in the SIS. Thanks!

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

Please take a look at the Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-01-09)

Assignments, SIS Sync Icon section.

This new feature provides a single space to control the SIS sync.

cwendt
Community Champion

 @lsickler ​, did you see that this is now a feature? It's awesome!

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

 @lsickler ​,  @cwendt ​, Bill.Pratt​,  @glenn_phoenix ​, matthew.maurer​,  @kimberly_cauble ​ and  @stefanie_house ​

We were hesitant to mark this idea complete because it was a different implementation than originally requested.  From the positive comments above, I believe that we may have a very real solution for the problem you were facing.  Would you all agree that this idea could be marked complete?