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

As an instructor, your institution may have integrated the Aspen Follett Student Information System (SIS) and Canvas. This integration allows Aspen to sync rostering data to Canvas. It also allows Canvas to pass course assignments and grades to your Aspen gradebook. Syncing grades from Canvas to Aspen is called Grade Passback, or GPB.

Before using GPB, you must ensure that your Canvas assignment group names match the grading categories in your Aspen gradebook. For example, if your Aspen gradebook has categories named Homework, Tests, Participation, and Written Response, your Canvas assignment groups must have the same names.

Notes:

  • If your Canvas assignment group names do not match your Aspen grading categories, GPB will fail.
  • In Aspen, grading categories must have a preselected default grade scale. Learn about setting up your Aspen gradebook, including adding grading category grade scales.

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 grading category names in your Aspen gradebook. Enter an Aspen 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 on 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].