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How do I set up an assignment to be sent to Focus for grade passback?

If your institution has set up Canvas grade passback (GPB) with Focus, you can sync your Canvas course gradebook to your Focus gradebook. However, you must first specify which assignment(s) in the course should be included in a GPB sync.

You can also specify which graded discussions and quizzes should be included in GPB sync.

Notes:

  • Once set up for SIS sync, you can enable or disable synced items on the  Assignment Index Page and Quizzes Index Page. In the Assignments Index Page, you can also disable all assignments from being synced to Focus.
  • Non-Graded assignment types cannot be synced to Focus.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Add Assignment

Add Assignment

Click the Add Assignment button.

Edit Assignment

Edit Assignment

Alternatively, you can edit an existing assignment. To open the assignment, click the assignment name [1]. Then on the assignment's details page, click the Edit button [2].

Add Assignment Name

Add Assignment Name

Enter a name for the assignment in the Assignment Name field.

For GPB with Focus to work, assignment names must be 50 or fewer characters.

Select Sync to SIS

Select Sync to SIS

On the assignment details page, select the Sync to SIS checkbox. The assignment and any student scores will be included when you sync your Canvas gradebook to Focus.

Notes:

  • Your institution can auto-enable all assignments to be sent to Focus. To exclude an assignment from SIS sync, de-select the Sync to SIS checkbox.
  • The SIS checkbox also displays on quizzes and graded discussions details pages.
  • The SIS checkbox does not display for non-graded assignment types.
  • The Sync to SIS option may display the name of your institution's SIS.

Add Due Date

Add Due Date

Enter a due date in the Due field [1].

Canvas supports differentiated assignment due dates. However, Focus GPB requires a due date for the Assign to Everyone option [2].

Save Assignment

Save Assignment

Click the Save button [1].

Note: For new assignments, you can click the Save & Publish button [2].

View Assignment Errors

View Assignment Errors

If you cannot save your assignment, view the assignment error messages.

Assignment names are required and they must be 50 or fewer characters [1]. For Focus GPB, due dates are required for the Assign to Everyone option [2].

Correct any errors and save the assignment.