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How do I sync grades from Canvas to the Aspen gradebook?

As an instructor, you can request a grade sync from your Canvas gradebook to your Aspen gradebook. Before syncing your grades, verify that your Canvas assignment groups match your Aspen grading categories. You should also set up assignments for SIS sync.

Notes: 

  • You must enter assignment scores in Canvas before an assignment and its scores can sync to Aspen.
  • All Canvas gradebook scores must be numeric. Assignments marked as Missing and Late in Canvas must also include a numeric score to sync with Aspen.
  • Any Canvas assignment marked as Excused syncs to Aspen displaying a zero (0) score an an exempt flag. Scores marked as exempt are not included in the final grade calculation.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Sync to SIS

Open Sync to SIS

In the course Gradebook, click the Actions menu [1]. Then select the Sync to SIS option [2].

Review Grade Sync Request

Review Grade Sync Request

From the Sync Grades modal you can review and modify the assignments and grades included in your grade sync request.

By default, all course sections are selected for grade sync. To filter the grade sync by section, click the Filter by section drop-down menu [1], then select the sections you want to sync.

View a list of all assignments set up for SIS sync, including the assignment name [2], due date [3], and last sync date [4]. To sort the list by ascending or descending name or date order, click the header Sort icon [5].

By default, all assignments are selected for SIS sync. To deselect an assignment, click the assignment checkbox [6]. Alternatively, you can deselect all assignments by clicking the Assignment Name checkbox [7]. Deselected assignments are not included in the SIS sync.

To sync grades, click the Post Grades button [8].

View Grade Sync Progress

View Grade Sync Progress

After posting grades, the Grade Sync modal displays a Scheduled notification [1]. To view grade sync progress in your course, click the Click to see progress link [2].

View Grade Sync History

View Grade Sync History

Grade Sync History displays a list of grade syncs requested from Canvas to Aspen within the last seven days.

The Grade Sync History list displays the sync start and update dates and times [1], the name of the person requesting the sync [2], the sync process stage [3], the sync status [4], and the number of synced assignments [5].