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Import Grades to PeopleSoft - Grade Roster

Within the Faculty Center > Grade Roster...Faculty can import grades from Canvas. 

NOTE: By using this tool, you are taking responsibility for the transfer of the grades from Canvas to PeopleSoft. After verifying import results, proceed with normal grading processes. 


Cross-listed (merged) sections will NOW allow you to import grades. Also, we added the Final Grade Override option, and it also will import into the Roster.  

Courses with 200 students or more may experience delays importing into the Grade Roster. Please wait 15 minutes to allow the system to import all data, then check for accuracy. If you need help, please contact the Office of the Registrar via email at

Extra Credit

Make sure your Gradebook's Extra Credit is not counting against your students' total grade. 

  • Create an Assignment that is 0pts / no submission (NOTE: this can NOT be in a Weighted Group unless there are other items in the Group with points.)
  • Add extra points to the existing Gradebook cell
  • Use the Fudge Points in the SpeedGrader

For more information, please see the Canvas Guide

What does PeopleSoft get from Canvas?

The Final Grade column which is ONLY viewable via the Export Grades CSV file. You can export your grades to make sure the Current Points/Grade matches the Final Grade.

final grade

Steps to Finalize your Canvas Grades for PeopleSoft Import

You MUST have the correct settings before you import grades OR the wrong grades will be imported. 

If you don't make the setting changes, your Grades can be incorrect. For example this student is getting a B+ 278.75 pts...but PeopleSoft would get an F. 

wrong grades

Step One

Make sure your course has the Grade Scheme enabled, so the letter grade is transferred to PeopleSoft. 

NOTE: to learn MORE about Canvas Grading Schemes, please review this page. 

Grade Scheme

Step Two

Grade Policy = Missing assignments MUST be set BEFORE your course is available and you create graded activities in your course. If after your graded assignments you realize students are getting 100% (A) for activities they did NOT do...Sorry to say - you will have to edit EACH students grades and assign 0 pts for that activity. Edit grades in the Gradebook.

From the Grades:

  1. Apply Score to Ungraded (Grading Groups or Total only)
    Apply Score to Ungraded


  1. Find the "-" in the grades cell and click on it.
    Canvas Grade Cell
  2. Type "0" into the cell and hit the Enter/Return key. 
    Canvas Grade 0

By Default, All missing assignments are 100% unless you change your settings before the course begins.  

NOTE: at the end of the quarter when you submit to the PeopleSoft Grade Roster, the Final Grade column will turn all "-" (ungraded) items to 0pts. This will show a different grade in Canvas than what students officially receive in Peoplesoft, IF you do not keep up on changing the "-" into 0pts during the quarter. 


Step Three

A) If you are NOT using activities in your Grades, then you need to Un-publish them on the Assignment Index menu. When you un-publish the activity it will no longer negatively change grades.

B) If you are using Weighted Categories in your Assignments Index, you will also need to un-publish. 


Step Four

Make sure all graded activities are Posted. Items that are NOT Posted (hidden) will be excluded from the exported Final Grade that is sent to PeopleSoft. 

posted grades

Step Five

Export your Grades to make sure the Final Grade (2) is the same as the Current Grade (1) in the CSV file. Only Final Grade will import into PeopleSoft. 

Grades Current vs Final

Step Six

NOTE: By using this tool, you are taking responsibility for the transfer of the grades from Canvas to PeopleSoft. After verifying import results, proceed with normal grading processes. 

Import grades into the Grade Roster, please see the PDF tutorial if you need help. If you have questions or need additional assistance with the Grade Roster, please contact the Office of the Registrar by telephone at (805) 756-2532 or via email at


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