Canvas - Web Grading Sync

Last Updated: 04/12/2021
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This tutorial describes how to sync your students’ final grades in Canvas to the Registrar’s web grading system. In order to sync grades, you must have access to the grade roster in myCUInfo, and the grade roster status must be set as Not Reviewed. Once your grades have been synced, the instructor of record must review, approve, and post these final grades in the web grading system. Your browser settings may restrict access to the Web Grading Sync tool.  If you are experiencing issues with using the Web Grading Sync tool in Safari, please try again using Google Chrome.

For more information, review the Web Grading Sync FAQ. For a video tutorial of this process, visit the Web Grading Sync video on OIT's YouTube channel.

Please Note: The Registrar’s web grading system requires the use of letter grades. All courses in Canvas have a default letter based grade scheme applied; however, you can create your own. Visit the Canvas Grade Scheme web page to see the default grade scheme or review the How do I add a grading scheme tutorial for instructions on how to create your own.

Maintenance window: The scheduled maintenance window for this system is on Wednesdays from 9:00 am -12:00 pm. If you experience issues with the tool during that time, please wait and try again after 5 minutes. If you continue to experience issues, please reach out to the IT Service Center at


Log in to Canvas and go to the course you would like to sync your students’ final grades from.

*Note: If you have multiple Canvas courses, you will have to follow these steps for each course.


Click Grades on the course navigation bar. Review the Total grade column in your grade book to ensure that it accurately reflects the final grades you want to assign to your students.

*Note: You can also make adjustments to your student’s final grades in the Registrar’s web grading system after you sync.


Click Web Grading Sync on the course navigation bar. 

*Note: After clicking the Web Grading Export button, you may be asked to log-in to LMS Manager.


Read through the information on the Web Grading Sync start page.

In the table toward the bottom of the page, select the box to the left of the section(s) you would like to sync. Note that you can only sync grade rosters with statuses set as Not Reviewed.

If you do not see a section you believe you should have for your course, select All Sections from the Show drop down menu, or click Refresh. If you still do not see a section you believe you should have for your course, ensure that have access to that section in the Canvas gradebook. If you still cannot see the section, or you are seeing a Not Authorized status please contact the Registrar at or (303) 492-6970.


Click Preview to open the Data Preview page. The grades listed in the Final Grade column will be synced with the Registrar’s web grading system. Review this column to ensure that it accurately reflects the final grades you want to assign to your students.


If you have entered Override grades for any students, these grades will be labeled with (from Override column) in the preview. Learn how to enable Override grades


Locate the Sync Settings section on the page.

Select the Treat ungraded items as zeros box to see how the Final Grades change if you treat blank scores as zeros or you drop them from your final grade by unselecting the box.

Once you are satisfied that the grades you will be syncing accurately reflect the grades you want to assign to your students, click Sync.


If your grades have synced successfully, a green success message box will appear. Click the link to the right of Approve Grades Now to review, approve, and post your student’s final grades in myCUInfo Web Grading. 

*Note: If you selected multiple sections (see step 4), you will have to review, approve, and post final grades for each section.


If your grades did not sync successfully, an error message outlined in a red box will appear. Review the message in the Error Reported column, and follow the guidance provided.


Your student’s final grades are now ready to be reviewed, approved, or posted in the Registrar’s web grading system. Visit the Faculty Grading website or contact the Registrar's Office at or (303) 492-6970 for assistance.

  • If you have additional sections from the current course to sync, click Restart Grade Sync.
  • If you have additional Canvas courses to sync, navigate to the course from the Canvas dashboard and repeat the steps outlined above.