Beginning in Fall 2020, grades from our Learning Management System (LMS) can be imported into Banner for final grade entry. Please follow the steps below to import your grades.
If you do not use the default SPU Grading Scheme, make sure you have configured the Canvas Grading Scheme in your course first.
All grades should also be posted (not hidden) in the Canvas Gradebook for grades to import to Banner properly.
Grades can be imported as many times as you want, until the grading deadline in the academic calendar. If you are not able to meet the grading deadline, be sure you contact your dept. chair/dean and Student Academic Services (SAS). You should also communicate to your students if there will be a delay in grades being available.
Choose the term that you want to edit grades for and select your CRN from the appropriate drop-down menus.
Click the Enter Grades button.
Import your Canvas Grades
Under the Course Tile and CRN, check the boxnext to "Do you want to pull grades in Canvas?"
If you don't want to pull grades, you can still manually enter grades on the existing drop-down menus next to each individual student.
A note will appear, reminding you about the default grade scheme and that the import will replace any non-rolled grades.
When ready, press the Import Canvas Grades button and the Grades will appear soon after.
Do you want to pull grades from canvas? Note: See ETM's Import Grades for more details. Performing this action will only replace any non-finalized grades. Rolled grades will need to be changed via the Grade Change Process. Review the results below before pressing the "Submit changes" button at the bottom of the page.
Make sure to review the grades that have been imported and make adjustments as needed. You will see both the interpreted letter grade and the Canvas Final Score.
If your grades did not import properly, check your course grade scheme and press the Reset Grades button at the bottom of the page.
Some Canvas grades may not be interpreted correctly during the import. Make sure when reviewing your grades, to also check for blanks/empty grades and update any incompletes. In particular, in exporting the final grade to Banner, Canvas will treat any published but ungraded work as 0 as part of it's calculations (vs. the current grade displayed total does not count published ungraded work).
Press Submit Changes at the bottom of the page.
When you need to update an incomplete grade, which is usually after the grading deadline, you will need, go directly to the Grades Menu in Banner and locate the individual to update their grade manually. You will not be able to use this Import Canvas Grades feature.
Continuing Education (CE) courses
Please note there is a different grade submission process for 5000-level CE courses.