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How do I set up an assignment to be sent to my institution's student information system (SIS)?

If your institution is using a student information system (SIS) for grading purposes, you can set up an assignment to synct details and scores to the SIS. However, you must first specify which assignment(s) in the course should be sent to your SIS as part of the grade publishing process. Each assignment must be modified individually. However, your institution may have already enabled an option for all assignments to be configured for your SIS.

Once a graded assignment is set up to be sent to your SIS, you can manage the sync to SIS option using the Sync to SIS icon on the Assignment and Quizzes pages. Some assignment types are not supported for grade passback, including Not Graded assignment types and differentiated assignments like those assigned by MasteryPaths.

Each SIS requires specific setup procedures to properly post grades for assignments. For details and troubleshooting tips, view the SIS guides for your institution's Canvas SIS integration.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Add Assignment

Add Assignment

Click the Add Assignment button.

Edit Assignment

Edit Assignment

To set up an assignment that has already been created, click the name of the assignment [1] and click the Edit button [2].

Sync to SIS

Sync to SIS

In the assignment details, check the Sync to [SIS] checkbox. The [SIS] label may display the name of your institution's SIS.

The SIS option is not available for Not Graded assignment types.

Note: Depending on your institution's settings, this checkbox may already be selected.

Save Assignment

Save Assignment

Click the Save button.

Note: For new assignments, you can click the Save & Publish button.

View Assignment Errors

View Assignment Errors

If you cannot save your assignment and you receive an error message, your institution may limit assignment names and/or require due dates. View issues that need to be resolved before the assignment can synced to your SIS. Correct the error and save the assignment again.

Manage SIS Sync on Index Pages

Manage SIS Sync on Index Pages

You can manage SIS sync settings from the Assignments and Quizzes index pages.

To manage the SIS sync option for an assignment, click the Sync to SIS icon [1].

Quizzes and assignments set up to sync to SIS display a Sync to SIS enabled icon [2]. Items that are not currently set up to sync to SIS display a Sync to SIS disabled icon [3].