Submitting Final Grades to myZou from Canvas (New Gradebook)

Modified on: Fri, May 1, 2020 at 12:55 PM

Before you begin

  • Ensure that a Grading Scheme is enabled. See How do I enable a grading scheme for a course? for instructions. MyZou will only accept letter grades,
  • Verify that all cells have scores
    • Enter a 0(zero) for any student who did not complete an assessment.

      While you may zero individual grades by hand, the Default Grade feature can zero all blanks in a single column at once.

      • In a column with missing grades, choose Set Default Grade from the column's menu.
      • In the out of box, type a "0".
      • Do not check the box labelled Overwite already-entered grades. You will lose all of the other grades in the column and will have to redo them by hand.
      • Click Set Default Grade.
    • Enter a EX (for exempt) for any student who is exempted from an assessment.
    • Any columns that are completely blank should be either deleted, or removed from the final grade calculation
  • Verify that extra-credit columns are set up correctly. 
  • Verify that weighted grades and assignment groups are set up correctly. 
  • Verify that All Columns and Grades are Not Hidden by either the Hide feature or Posting Policies
  • Verify that Treat Ungraded as 0 is OFF
  • If using Final Grade Override, verify that overrides are correctly entered. 

Note: Failure to follow the steps above will result in incorrect grades based on running totals being sent to myZou.

Part A: Syncing Canvas grades with myZou

  1. Verify that your students' final grades appear correctly in the Total column. If you prefer to do your grading in Excel you can upload final scores to Canvas.
  2. From the grade book view click the Action menu. 
  3. Select Sync Grades to SIS from the dropdown menu (See, Fig. 1).

    Fig. 1b. Sync grades to SIS (myZou) in the "new" Canvas grade book

  4. Click the Sync grades to SIS button (See, Fig. 2).
    Grade Syncing page
    Fig. 2, Grade Syncing page.

  5. Click OK in the confirmation dialog (See, Fig. 3). Please note, as of 12/15/19, Canvas may display a false error message for large lecture courses at this point. The message is execution expired, which prevents the confirmation dialog box from displaying. Please ignore the error and proceed to your myZou grade roster as in Part B, below. You should be able to pull in your grades and complete the process. We are working with Instructure to determine the cause and resolve the issue.
    Publish grades confirmation box
    Fig. 3, Sync grades confirmation box.

  6. When the text reads Synced, you are ready to finish things up on the MyZou side (See, Fig. 4).
    Fig. 4, Grade Syncing

Part B: Submitting final grades in myZou

  1. Browse to
  2. Log in with your PawPrint ID and password.
  3. From the Main Menu, click Self Service > Faculty Center > Grade Roster. (See, Fig. 5).
    Choosing the Grade RosterFig. 5, Choosing the Grade Roster

  4. Click the get grades from canvas button (See, Fig. 6)
    Fig. 6, Getting grades from Canvas

  5. The Roster Grade column will populate with grades from the Canvas Total column (See, Fig. 7).
    The grade rosterFig. 7, The Roster Grade Column populated with letter grades.

  6. Confirm the grades for each student in the Roster Grade column. You may change any grade in this column from the pull-down menu next to the letter grade. Students who have withdrawn will be shown with an F. Instructors will need to use the Request a Grade Change button in the Grade Roster to change it to a W. Their rows in the roster will also display a Last Date of Acad. Activity. (Note this date is the last time they posted to a discussion or collaboration, or submitted a quiz or assignment in the course in Canvas. It may not correspond to the Last Activity column shown in Canvas' People tool.)
  7. Click the Save button on the lower right side of the page.
  8. When satisfied with the appearance of the roster, change the Approval Status dropdown menu to Approved (See, Fig. 8).

    Fig. 8, Select Approved in the Approval Status menu.

  9. Click Save again to save the approved grades.
  10. If you have additional sections to import, click the Change Section button to return to the list of rosters and repeat from step 2, above. Because Canvas has already exported all of the grades for the whole course site, you do not need to repeat the steps in Submitting Final Grades (Canvas Side), unless each section has a different grading scheme (e.g., one is an undergrad section and the other is a graduate section).

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