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How do I import assignment groups from Aspire SIS into Canvas?

If your school or district uses Aspire SIS Grade Passback (GPB), you must first import assignment groups from Aspire SIS into your Canvas course.

To use Aspire SIS GPB, you must import all assignment groups into Canvas before adding assignments in Canvas. Canvas assignments are not synced to Aspire SIS unless they are located in an assignment group imported from Aspire SIS.

You can still manually create assignment groups in your Canvas course. However, any assignment that does not belong to an imported Aspire SIS assignment group will not be included in a GPB SIS sync from Canvas to Aspire SIS. To differentiate between manually created assignment groups in Canvas and those imported from Aspire SIS, imported assignment groups display an import icon in your Canvas course Assignments page.

New assignment groups in Aspire SIS are verified for import after 24 hours. If an assignment group does not display in Canvas after an import, you may need to retry the import after the group is verified.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Import Assignment Groups

Import Assignment Groups

Click the Options menu [1], then click the Import Assignment Groups option [2].

Add Assignment Groups

Add Assignment Groups

In the Import Assignment Groups window, click the Add button.

View Imported Assignment Groups

Assignment groups imported from Aspire SIS display an Import icon.

Note: It may take a few minutes for imported assignment groups to display in Canvas. To verify successful assignment group imports, refresh the Assignments page. If an assignment group does not display, you may need to retry the assignment groups import in 24 hours after the assignment groups are verified for import. Additionally, because assignment groups in Aspire SIS are associated with terms, you must import assignment groups and grading categories each term.