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Upload Scantron Scores into Canvas, Moodle or eGradebook
Using a Scantron CSV file or other CSV file to import scores into Canvas, Moodle or eGradebook
The .csv file you are provided from the Scantron process contains two columns of information:
- Student ID
To import scores into eGradebook or Moodle you only need Student ID and the Score.
For eGradebook and Moodle you do not need to modify your Scantron .csv file.
How to import csv file into Canvas
To import scores into the Canvas Gradebook you need to follow one of the following methods:
Export/Import from Canvas Gradebook CSV.
- Login to Canvas (MyU >Key Links > Canvas) and navigate to your course.
- Click Grades in the Course Menu.
- Click the export button and follow instructions to export a CSV files. Enter or copy/paste scores into the Canvas Gradebook CSV file.
- Go to grades from the course menu and click the import button and follow directions to import the altered exported CSV file.
Import scores into Canvas from Scantron CSV.
- Open the Scantron CSV file in Google Sheets. You may also use Excel but the directions may vary slightly.
- With your cursor in Row 1, select Insert >Row Above to create an empty row for column headings
- Type SIS User ID in the column heading cell above the column with the student ID numbers.
- Type Assignment in the column heading cell above the column with the scores. If you are entering scores to an existing Canvas assignment, you will be prompted to select the appropriate assignment during the import process. You can also create a new assignment in your Gradebook during the import process.
- You also need to include but not provide data for the Student, ID, SIS Login ID and Section columns in the order shown:
- Student | Student ID | SIS User ID | SIS Login ID | Section | Assignment
- To create this in your CSV file:
- With your cursor in the SIS User ID column, select Insert >Column Left. Type Student ID in the column's first row cell.
- With your cursor in the Student ID column, select Insert >Column Left. Type Student in the column's first row cell.
- With your cursor back in the SIS User ID column, select Insert >Column Right. Type SIS Login ID in the column's first row cell.
- With your cursor in the SIS Login ID column, select Insert >Column Right. Type Section in the column's first row cell.
- Use this Google Sheet Canvas Score Upload template. Must make a copy if you want to use with your scores.
- Optional: In the Student column enter ascending numbers (Enter 1 then 2, then highlight both and grab the lower right corner and drag down to fill). This will allow you to identify which rows in your spreadsheet have incorrect student ID numbers during the import.
- Login to Canvas (MyU>Key Links>Canvas) and navigate to your course.
- Click Grades in the Course Menu.
- Click on import and follow the directions to import your spreadsheet.
- Any “Student in Question” will be listed. These are students where their SIS User ID doesn’t exist in the class. The number we put under student will be listed, you can find that number on your original spreadsheet, and use their scantron to find name and choose it.
- If you have extra things in your original spreadsheet, Canvas will list those items and you will need to choose the ignore option from the dropdown box.
- If you have multiple sections/courses in one scantron spreadsheet, when you import into one course you will get students that cannot be identified (they are from other course) that you will need to tell the importer to ignore.
- Check in Grades for any empty cells. These are students that did not take the test (enter a zero) or students with incorrect IDs entered on their scantron answer sheets. You should search the scantron sheets for these students to find their score, which you can enter directly into grades.
How to import csv file into Moodle
Follow this instruction to import scores into Moodle Gradebook
How to import csv file into eGradebook
Click this link to your eGradebook page, and select the class that you will be working on grades..
Tip: Before you upload scores for one assignment, you need to create a column for this assignment first (add assignment). Then, once the the assignment column exists within your gradebook, you can "select assignment" from the drop down box below
NOTE - Please ensure that the file you choose is formatted with NO COLUMN HEADERS such that the first column contains the student's ID number and the second column contains the student's score for the selected assignment. Also, please ensure that the file is saved as a .csv file.