Canvas - When will my PAWS enrollment, assignment, and section changes sync to Canvas?

This article lists when enrollments (students) or course assignments (instructors) are transferred from PAWS to Canvas, and when the enrollment/assignment is applied.

How changes are applied in Canvas

Student enrollments and un-enrollments, and instructor course assignment changes are exported from PAWS to Canvas in-bulk. Once the bulk files are sent from PAWS to Canvas, they must be processed or "ingested". 

What changes are applied to Canvas from PAWS?

When the ingest is complete, the following changes are made in Canvas:

  • Student enrollment and un-enrollments are processed.
  • Instructor assignments and un-assignments are processed.
  • New course sections are created
  • Cancelled course sections have all enrollments dropped
  • Sections are cross-listed or de-cross-listed

When will changes be applied?

In-general, changes made by approximately 4:00 PM are applied the following morning. 

 

Day of Week
If the enrollment or section change happened…
The change is sent to Canvas…
…and applied to Canvas…
SundayBefore 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM SundayBefore 10:00 AM Monday
SundayAfter 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM MondayBefore 10:00 AM Tuesday
MondayBefore 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM MondayBefore 10:00 AM Tuesday
MondayAfter 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM TuesdayBefore 10:00 AM Wednesday
TuesdayBefore 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM TuesdayBefore 10:00 AM Wednesday
TuesdayAfter 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM WednesdayBefore 10:00 AM Thursday
WednesdayBefore 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM WednesdayBefore 10:00 AM Thursday
WednesdayAfter 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM ThursdayBefore 10:00 AM Friday
ThursdayBefore 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM ThursdayBefore 10:00 AM Friday
Thursday1After 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM SaturdayBefore 10:00 AM Sunday
Friday1Before 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM SaturdayBefore 10:00 AM Sunday
FridayAfter 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM SaturdayBefore 10:00 AM Sunday
SaturdayBefore 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM SaturdayBefore 10:00 AM Sunday
SaturdayAfter 4:00 PM5:00-6:00 PM SundayBefore 10:00 AM Monday

1 - The first weekend before the start of a semester, and the first weekend after the start of a semester, changes made on late Thursday and during the day Friday are applied Saturday morning, not Sunday morning.




Keywords:canvas paws sis enroll enrollment assignment class student teacher instructor professor class course section sections course   Doc ID:113289
Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Created:2021-08-26 10:57 CDTUpdated:2021-08-26 11:56 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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