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Infinite Campus Integration Overview

Canvas and Infinite Campus have developed an automated integration between the two systems using APIs made available from OneRoster 1.1. The APIs allow Infinite Campus to share rostering data to Canvas and for Canvas to post grades back to Infinite Campus.

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

Integration Overview

The OneRoster integration works bi-directionally:

  • Infinite Campus to Canvas Provisioning: When you make changes in Infinite Campus (to users, courses, enrollments, etc.), those changes are reflected in Canvas after a nightly, one-way transfer from your SIS's OneRoster 1.1 API to Canvas.
  • Canvas to Infinite Campus Grade Passback (GPB): When instructors make changes or updates to course assignments and student grades in Canvas, those changes are sent to your SIS using OneRoster 1.1 API. Learn about syncing grades from Canvas to the Infinite Campus gradebook.

Note: OneRoster provisioning is required for GPB functionality.

Supported Objects

Provisioning:

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

GPB:

  • Course Grades/Gradebook Scores
  • Graded Assignments
  • Graded Discussions
  • Graded Quizzes

Infinite Campus Integration Prerequisites

Before implementing the Infinite Campus/Canvas integration, your institution must meet the following requirements:

  1. Request your institution's OneRoster 1.1 credentials from Infinite Campus. 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 Infinite Campus integration.

Infinite Campus Term Integration Limitations

Infinite Campus terms and Canvas terms are inherently incompatible. You can import Infinite Campus terms into Canvas in one of two ways:

  • One Consolidated Term in Infinite Campus :  You can create one year-long term in Infinite Campus, then manually create terms in Canvas and move courses into those manually-created terms.
  • Import Infinite Campus Terms As-Is: You can import Infinite Campus terms as they exist in your SIS. In Canvas, this option creates a term for each grading period for each school in your Infinite Campus instance.

Next Steps

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