Content Authoring Pilot - Sending a grade from a Storyline or Captivate module in WordPress to Canvas

This document covers basic information on how to send a grade from a Storyline or Captivate module in WordPress to Canvas for the content authoring pilot.

A WordPress plugin processes xAPI statements (specifically "Passed" and "Failed" statements) and sends a grade value back to your Canvas gradebook. This process currently needs to be run manually by the instructor.

  1. Login to the pilot WordPress site:
  2. Click on Pages on the left menu.
  3. Click on the page your module is used in.
  4. Scroll towards the bottom of the page where you see the Grassblade Administration window.
  5. Select the Beginning Date and Ending Date of the range of submissions you want to process.
  6. Select the Grading Scheme you want to use from the drop-down menu.
  7. Click the Send Grades to LMS button:

  8. You will see a message in the lower left of the window that says Grading Please Wait which will be replaced with User Attempt Time Score and the users whose grades were found within the specified date range. These scores will be sent to the linked Canvas assignment:


  1. If you are not seeing the students you would expect in Step 7 above, double check to see that you have the Beginning Date and Ending Date set correctly. Make sure the end date is set for the day after the last grade you would expect.
  2. If you are still not seeing the students you would expect to have grades for in Step 7 above, the students may not have completed the module. The LTI plugin for WordPress and GrassBlade only sends grades when Learning Locker has recorded a "passed" or "failed" xAPI verb for a student and module. You can try exporting all of the data from Learning Locker to see if there are xAPI statements from the student and if there is a "passed" verb for the student in question. If there isn't a "passed" or "failed" verb, it is likely the student did not complete the module. Alternately it is possible your module was setup in such a way that it is not sending "passed" or "failed" verbs. Please e-mail for support.

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Keywords:articulate, storyline, adobe, captivate, upload, content, authoring, pilot, learning, locker, record, store, xapi, statements, wordpress, grassblade, adobe, captivate, articulate, storyline, grade, gradebook, xapi   Doc ID:76540
Owner:Dan L.Group:Academic Technology Pilots
Created:2017-09-14 10:07 CDTUpdated:2018-04-20 13:52 CDT
Sites:Academic Technology Pilots, DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison
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