Canvas (Instructors): Sending Grades to eSIS

  1. Confirm the appropriate grade scheme for your course is set. eSIS only accepts letter grades. If you are using a percentage or other non-letter grade scheme for your default scheme, change the Final Grades scheme before syncing to eSIS. All assignments in Canvas must have an assigned value. To excuse an assignment, a value of "EX" should be assigned in the gradebook and all assignments in the gradebook must be unmuted prior to sending to eSIS. See: How do I mute or unmute an assignment in the New Gradebook?

Note: If you have a " - ", the grade that shows in eSIS may not correspond to the grade in Canvas. Changing it to an assigned grade value, "0", or "EX" and unmuting all of the assignments in the Canvas gradebook prior to syncing is important for the grade sync process to be successful end to end.

Note: If you are using a weighted grading scheme based on assignment groups, ensure that you check the "Weight final grade based on assignment groups" box.

  1. Select Grades in the Course Navigation menu.
  2. From the Actions menu, select Sync to eSIS.
  3. A confirmation dialog message appears: "Are you sure you want to sync your final grades with eSIS at this time?"
  4. Select the Sync Now button.
  5. The following message appears: "We have received your request to synchronize grades. After the grades are processed, you should see them in eSIS."
  6. The process to sync to eSIS may take a few minutes. You will not always get a success or fail message. Go to step 8.
  7. Log into eSIS to review, approve, and accept the grades.

Other Resources

  • Follow the eSIS tutorials if you need assistance in eSIS. The second tab has all of the faculty guides:


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