Syncing Grades From Canvas to Your SIS Gradebook

This guide will provide you easy to follow steps to sync grades from Canvas to your SIS Gradebook


  1. Open Grades by clicking on Course Navigation and then Grades

  2. Click the Actions menu and select the option to Sync to your SIS


  3. By default, all your assignment (that are marked as Sync to SIS) grades will be selected to passback to your SIS. If you want only selected assignments to pass to your SIS, deselect the assignments you do not want, or click that box at the top to deselect all, and then select the assignments you want to pass grades back for. Once you have selected your assignments, click the Post Grades button. 

  4. Even though you may have selected all assignments for grade passback, only assignments with grades attached will be sent during the sync for creation in your SIS. If you update an assignment in Canvas and would like to update the assignment in your SIS, you'll have to modify at least one score for a student in the gradebook for that assignment for the changes to take place.

  5. After clicking Post Grades, the pop-up will change to say, "Scheduled. Click to see progress." By clicking on "click to see progress" text, you will be redirected within your Canvas course to the Grade Sync tab.

  6. The Grade Sync page is where you can view the status of your grade sync. You can see when you started the sync to your SIS, what stage (out of five) that the process is in, its completion status, as well as how many assignments you sent at a time. 


If there are any questions or issues please contact IT Services