Outcomes users can import student-level results from their Canvas or Blackboard Gradebook easily when this LMS integration is enabled.


Enabling LMS Integrations

To enable an LMS integrations an Outcomes site administrator will need to Navigate to Settings > General Settings > Individual Student Scores and Rubrics > Enabled. Check the "LMS" box and complete the steps in the instructions for either Blackboard or Canvas. The Outcomes site admin will need to work with the LMS administrator to complete the steps for the integration.

LMS Administrator steps for Blackboard

LMS Administrator steps for Canvas





Using LMS Integrations

1.) To use this feature, first create an assessment for an outcome with the individual scores "result type":


2.) From the outcome screen, select "add results." This will trigger a modal, where you will select "import from LMS."


(The first time you use this feature, you will have to enter your Canvas or Blackboard credentials to provide Anthology Outcomes with permission to access your data in the LMS. This will only need to be completed once.)

3.) Use the term filter and course search in order to find the course from Canvas or Blackboard that contains data related to this assessment. Select the assignment, and click "add results."


You can also select multiple assignments at once if you want those results to all be tied to the same assessment in Outcomes. This is typically used for Programs or Courses in Outcomes that need data from multiple LMS courses, all for the same assessment.

LMS import multi-selection

If you do select multiple assignments, you'll be prompted to review the data before its pulled into Outcomes.

LMS import multi-selection review

4.) Student scores will be imported from the LMS gradebook* and automatically bucketed into the appropriate achievement level based on the assessment's thresholds. You are now ready to complete the rest of the assessment information requested on your institution's template.


*Note for Blackboard Users: The gradebook column cannot be a "Calculated" grading type (i.e., a column with a formula applied to calculate its value).

*Note for Canvas Users: The gradebook column cannot be a "Weighted grade" (i.e., a column with a formula applied to calculate its value).


To update student usernames with the external ID utilized in the rest of the Anthology's Core Data, see this article: LMS User Mapping Tool (For Site Admins).

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