How do I publish grades to Banner?

If your institution is using Banner as a Student Information System (SIS), you can use the Gradebook to pass final grades back to Banner.

When grades are sent, Canvas will immediately initiate the grades transfer, but you may need to wait a few minutes before data appears in Banner.

Note: If the Publish Grades to SIS option is not available to you, please contact your Canvas administrator.

Enable Grading Scheme

A course grading scheme must be enabled to publish letter grades. Under Course Settings [1], verify you have an enabled course grading scheme [2].

Verify Grades to be Published

Verify Grades to be Published

Ensure letter grades are correct in the gradebook Total column by reviewing all assignments and grades in the gradebook before exporting.

Note: Canvas will publish the Final Grade to Banner, meaning any ungraded assignments with a point value will be calculated as zero. The gradebook does not display a Final Grade column. Export your gradebook as a CSV file to view the Final Grades for students in your course.

Export Gradebook

Export Gradebook

When you are ready, click the Export button [1]. After opening the CSV file, double check the Final Grade column [2]. If the Final Grade is accurate, you can publish the grades. If the Final Grade is inaccurate, review the gradebook for ungraded assignments or missing grades and repeat the previous steps.

Publish Grades to SIS

Publish Grades to SIS

Click the Settings icon [1] and select the Publish grades to SIS link [2].

Open Grade Publishing Tab

Open Grade Publishing Tab

Return to Course Settings and click the Grade Publishing Tab [1]. Then click the Publish grades to SIS button [2].

Confirm Publishing

Confirm Publishing

Confirm that you want to publish the grades by clicking the OK button.

When grades are sent, Canvas will immediately initiate the grades transfer, but you may need to wait a few minutes before data appears in Banner. Once you receive the confirmation email, verify students received the correct grade.

Note: Grades can be re-published with new grade values to Banner until the grades are rolled.