LaunchPad and Writer's Help 2.0 > Deploying Macmillan Gradebook Items to Canvas

Document created by Digital Support on Jan 25, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Apr 30, 2018
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Please Note: Any Macmillan items deployed to Canvas in the manner described in this article will produce a gradebook column in Canvas. To deploy Macmillan items without a gradebook column, please follow the instructions in this article

Due dates and points must be set in your Macmillan course. If these are changed in Canvas, the automatic grade sync might not function properly.

Macmillan gradebook categories and calculations do not transfer from Macmillan to Canvas. Please create Assignment Groups and Rules for Assignment Groups within Canvas to utilize weighted percentages or drop lowest scores.

Important note about Macmillan grade sync

  • It’s important for students to connect their Canvas and Macmillan accounts (complete Single-Sign-On) for Macmillan grade sync with the Canvas gradebook.
  • Direct students to this video or these written instructions for help completing Single-Sign-On.
  • Advise students to disregard the instructions on the Macmillan access cards.
  • If students do not complete Single-Sign-On, Macmillan grades will not sync with Canvas.

Click "Macmillan Learning" in the left navigation menu, then click "Macmillan Content"

Note: If you experience an error message, check your browser settings. If a new window or tab does not open after clicking on Macmillan Content, disable your pop-up blocker.


View your Macmillan content inside Canvas

In the next window, click the orange drop-down arrow to expand the Assignments folder. Click the check boxes next to the assignments that you wish to deploy.

Note: Assignments with a bold font have already been deployed to Canvas. Macmillan assignments reside in Canvas’ Assignments tab. Please visit this article to add an assignment that is already deployed to Canvas to a Canvas module, or this article to remove an assignment from Canvas.

Grey, unbolded font indicates that the item is available for deployment.

Select items and click "Next: Choose Location"

Choose location

There are three locations in Canvas to deploy Macmillan assignments:

  1. Select a pre-existing Canvas module from the Choose a Module drop-down
  2. Click Create New Module to create a new Canvas module
  3. If you do not wish to deploy items to a Canvas module, do not select a location. Items will deploy only to the Assignments tab of Canvas.

Click Deploy Selected Content.


Close the confirmation tab to return to Canvas



Publish Macmillan items

Access the Modules or Assignments tab to publish Macmillan items. If you do not publish items, Macmillan gradebook columns will not appear in the Canvas gradebook.