Canvas: Synchronize Grades Manually
Reference Number: AA-00707 Last Updated: 2021-11-15 18:59

Why would I want to manually sync grades?

You will ONLY need to manually sync grades if either you have not set up automatic grade synchronization or have a need to push grades over to Canvas immediately. We recommend you set up automatic grade synchronization instead of manually syncing grades.

How to Manually Sync Grades

1.    Select a Canvas course. Then select the Hawkes Synchronization Tool.

2.    Select the Assignment Grades tab.

3.    Select the checkbox next to Student Name/Assignment Name to select all students and all assignments.

  • If you have more than 40 students, you must open the Results drop-down and select Show All to view all students. Otherwise, all student grades will not be synced over.

4.    Select Sync to sync all grades over to Canvas.


5.    A confirmation page will load displaying what will be synced. Select all students and assignments again.

6.    Select Continue.

7.    Select Confirm, and the grade synchronization process will begin. 

Assignment Grades Tab Notes & Best Practices

  • If you decide to manually sync grades over to Canvas, it is best practice to sync at least once per week to minimize the time it takes for the grade syncing to be completed.
  • We recommend setting up your assignment groups in Canvas and categorizing the Hawkes assignments within those groups so that students see their accurate grade in Canvas.