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

As an instructor, your institution may have integrated the SchoolTool Student Information System (SIS) and Canvas to communicate enrollment and user data and to allow for grade passback (GPB) from Canvas to SchoolTool. Before syncing grade with GPB, you must ensure that your Canvas assignment group names match the categories in your SchoolTool gradebook. For example, if your SchoolTool gradebook has categories named Homework, Tests, Participation, and Written Response, your Canvas assignment groups must have the same names.

Notes:

  • The SchoolTool and Canvas integration only supports time-based gradebook linking in SchoolTool (i.e. linking Fall and Spring gradebooks for the same course). Cross-course gradebook linking in SchoolTool is not supported for GPB (i.e. linking a biology course gradebook with an English course gradebook in SchoolTool).
  • If enabled by your institution, you may be able to associate your Canvas assignment groups with your SIS grading categories. Learn more about the Category Sync Tool.

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 category names in your SchoolTool gradebook. Enter the SchoolTool 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].