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How do I import assignment groups from PowerSchool into Canvas?

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

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

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

New assignment groups in PowerSchool 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 PowerSchool 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 PowerSchool are associated with terms, you must import assignment groups and grading categories each term.