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How do I properly name my Canvas assignment groups for Focus grade passback?

As an instructor, your institution may have integrated the Focus Student Information System (SIS) and Canvas to communicate enrollment and user data and to allow for grade passback (GPB) from Canvas to Focus. Before syncing grades with GPB, you must ensure that your Canvas assignment group names match the Focus categories in your Focus gradebook. For example, if your Focus gradebook has categories named Homework, Tests, Participation, and Written Response, your Canvas assignment groups must have the same names.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Create Assignment Group

Create Assignment Group

Click the Add Group button.

Name Assignment Group

Name Assignment Group

Your Canvas assignment group names must match the category names in your Focus gradebook. Enter the Focus gradebook category name in the Group Name field [1].

When finished, click the Save button [2].

View Assignment Groups

View Assignment Groups

View your assignment groups in the Assignments Index page.

Learn how to create assignment shells and add assignments to your assignment groups.

Manage Assignment Group

Manage Assignment Group

To manage an assignment group, click the assignment group Options icon [1].

You can edit [2] or delete [3] the assignment group. You can also move assignment group contents [4] or reorder the assignment group on the Assignments Index page [5].