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How do I sync grades to Banner?

If your institution is using Banner as a Student Information System (SIS), you can use the Gradebook to pass final grades back to Banner. Banner must be preconfigured for your account to use this feature. Additionally, course grading scheme must be enabled to publish letter grades. Verify you have an enabled course grading scheme.

When grades are sent, Canvas will immediately initiate the grades transfer, but you may need to wait a few minutes before data appears in Banner.

Grades can be re-published with new grade values to Banner until the grades are rolled.

Note: If the Publish Grades to SIS option is not available to you, please contact your Canvas administrator.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Verify Grades

Verify Grades

Ensure letter grades are correct in the Gradebook Total column by reviewing all assignments and grades in the Gradebook before exporting.


  • Canvas will publish the Final Grade to Banner, meaning any ungraded assignments with a point value will be calculated as zero. The Gradebook does not display a Final Grade column.
  • Muted assignments will not be included in the grades passed to Banner. Verify all assignments are unmuted before publishing the Final Grade.

Export Gradebook

Export Gradebook

If you want to confirm grades in the CSV file, click the Export button [1]. After opening the CSV file, double check the Final Grade column [2]. If the Final Grade is inaccurate, review the Gradebook for ungraded assignments or missing grades and repeat the previous steps.

Sync Grades to SIS

Publish Grades to SIS

Click the Settings icon [1] and select the Sync grades to SIS link [2].

Sync Grades to SIS

Open Grade Publishing Tab

In the Course Settings Grade Syncing tab, click the Sync grades to SIS button.

Confirm Sync

Confirm Publishing

Click the OK button.

When grades are synced, Canvas will immediately initiate the grades transfer, but you may need to wait a few minutes before data appears in Banner. Once you receive the confirmation email, verify students received the correct grade.

Open Monitoring and Reporting

Open Monitoring and Reporting

In Course Navigation, click the Monitoring and Reporting link.

Note: Depending on when your SIS was implemented, the Monitoring and Reporting link may be named Grade Sync.

View Sync Status

View the status of the sync request. In the search field [1], you can search for a specific sync request.

You can also filter by status. By default, the Everything status is selected, which displays all sync results in the page [2].

Each status type displays the number of sync requests for each status [3]. To filter by a specific status type, click the name of the status.