Canvas to Banner grade publishing is available to all faculty. Faculty are able to pull their grades directly into Banner from Canvas. Please note, in order for the Canvas to Banner grade publishing feature to work you must enable the grading scheme in Canvas, use the gradebook in Canvas, and use the total column in the gradebook. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at elpstraining@uab.edu. To use the Canvas to Banner grade publishing feature follow these steps:

  • Enable the Grading Scheme in your Canvas course(s). Below you will find written instructions and a short video for enabling the grading scheme in Canvas.
  • Publish grades in Banner. Below you will find written instructions and a short video on how to publish grades in Banner

Click on the items below to view step-by-step instructions.

  • 1. Enabling Grading Schemes in Canvas

    Enabling Grading Schemes in Canvas Instructions

    A grading scheme is a set of standards that measures achievement within a course. When enabling grading schemes, be aware that:

    • Grading schemes can only have two decimal places.
    • The only scores allowed in the gradebook are those defined in the grading scheme.
    • If scores are entered in the gradebook, which are not in the grading scheme a dash will be displayed.

    To create a new Canvas course Grading Scheme:

    1. Log into Canvas at https://uab.instructure.com/ and enter your BlazerID and password.
      Canvas Login Screen
    2. Select the Course either from the Dashboard or from the course link on the global menu.
      Course in navigationCourse in navigation
    3. In Course Navigation, click the ‘Settings’ link.
      Settings
    4. Click the ‘Course Details’ tab.
      Course details
    5. Click the ‘Enable course grading scheme’ checkbox toward the bottom of the page.
      enable course grading scheme
    6. Click the view grading scheme link.
      View grading schemeA popup window will appear showing you the default grading scheme.
      default grading scheme
    7. Changes to the grading scheme can be made by selecting the Pencil icon, located at the top right corner.
      pencil icon
    8. Select the text editor window to change the name of the grade scheme ranges.
      Select the grading scheme you want
    9. Do not use + or - grades. UAB only recognizes ABCDF. Change the percentage by entering a new number in the To text area or use the X to remove the grade from the scheme.
      Change the grade percentageWhen all changes have been made, click the Save button.
      click the save button
    10. Review the scheme, then select the Done button.
      Review the scheme
    11. Remember to select the update course details to save the changes.
      Update Course Details
    12. To view the grading scheme in the Gradebook, click on Grades in the Course Navigation. Scroll over to the ‘Total’ column, and a percentage and letter grade is now visible.
      View of grading scheme in gradebook

    Additional Information

    • When Grading, to excuse an assignment enter "EX". Do NOT leave assignments with a "-".
      Dashes in gradebook
      • In Canvas, both Student A and B show a grade of 100%, but when Banner pulls the grade, only Student B will have a 100%.
        • Student A - The two dashes will be recalculated with two zeros giving a score of 40 out of 60 points.
        • Student B - The two EX's will excuse the student of those assignments giving a score of 40 out of 40.
      • If you download the gradebook and open it in Excel, you will see an extra column.
        Extra column in gradebook
        • The red arrow points to the grade you see in Canvas under Total.
        • The red box is highlighting the score that Banner uses.
          • This is only visible when you download the gradebook.
    • To download your Gradebook, click export.
      Export button
      • Select Current and an excel file will download to your computer
        Current button

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  • 2. Publishing Grades in Banner

    Publishing Grades in Canvas

    1. Go to www.uab.edu/blazernet.
      Publish Grades Step 1
    2. Enter your BlazerID and Password, login to BlazerNet.
      Login screen
    3. Proceed to Faculty Profile Page.
      Enter BlazeNetFaculty profile
    4. Please click on the new icon added to each of your course.
      Submitting Step4
    5. You will see a popup window on your screen, asking if you are ready to submit grades from Canvas.
      Submit screen
    6. Select Ok.
      Select ok
    7. After a short wait, a new popup will appear with a message displaying the number of grades posted.
      Number of grades posted
    8. Select OK again. Once the transaction has completed you will see a check mark posted next to each class.
      Click ok
    9. After finish publishing grades, don’t forget to click exit to log out of BlazerNet.
      Log out of BlazeNet

    Known Issues

    • When grading, to excuse an assignment, enter "EX". Do NOT leave assignments with a "-".
      Screenshot of gradebook in Canvas
      • In Canvas, both Student A and B show a grade of 100%, but when Banner pulls the grade, only Student B will have a 100%.
        • Student A - The two dashes will be recalculated with two zeros giving a score of 40 out of 60 points.
        • Student B - The two EX's will excuse the student of those assignments giving a score of 40 out of 40.
      • If you download the gradebook and open it in Excel, you will see an extra column.
        Extra column in gradebook
        • The red arrow points to the grade you see in Canvas under Total.
        • The red box is highlighting the score that Banner uses.
          • This is only visible when you download the gradebook.
    • If a student is Pass/Fail or is receiving an incomplete, you will need to manually enter that mark.
      Manually adding a grade in Canvas
    • Please note that grading opens one month prior to the grade submission deadline for each term.
    • Always double check grades posted in Banner for accuracy.

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Please note that you can still manually enter your grades in Banner, if preferred. For additional assistance, please contacting the eLPS Instructional Design team.

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