Classlink Integration Overview

Instructure supports a SIS integration with Classlink Student Information System. The integration uses APIs made available from OneRoster 1.1 where the SIS is the OneRoster data provider, and Instructure is the OneRoster data consumer. Learn more about OneRoster and the Instructure OneRoster implementation.

The Instructure Classlink integration allows Classlink to sync rostering data to Canvas.

As an admin, you can review the integration functionality and limitations and request the integration for your institution.

Note: Currently the Canvas Classlink integration does not support grade passback functionality.

Integration Overview

The Canvas Classlink integration passes rostering data from your SIS to Canvas using the OneRoster 1.1 APIs. Any changes made in Classlink are reflected in Canvas after a nightly, one-way transfer.

Supported Objects

The following data is included in any provisioning transfer:

  • Courses
  • Enrollments
  • Sections
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Sub-accounts
  • Terms

Classlink Integration Prerequisites

Before implementing the Instructure Classlink integration, your institution must meet the following requirements:

  1. Request your institution's OneRoster 1.1 credentials from Classlink. These OneRoster credentials (API URL, client key, and client secret) should be sent to the Instructure SIS team using a secure Canvas-provided link.
  2. Once you have shared your OneRoster credentials, the Instructure SIS team will verify the integration connectivity.
  3. If your institution is converting from one SIS to another or transitioning from a different integration, the SIS team must perform an evaluation of the integration against your data. The SIS team will contact you with any concerns about converting to the Classlnik integration.

Next Steps

If you are interested in enabling the Classlink Integration for provisioning, please contact your Customer Success Manager (CSM) for consideration.

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