Admins using Windows can use PowerShell to import data to Canvas and set up an automated data integration between Canvas and your SIS. With PowerShell, when changes are made in the SIS at the admin level, these changes will push to Canvas automatically.
PowerShell is typically installed natively on the Windows operating system.
Note: If you already have PowerShell installed with a version older than 3.0, remove the old version before installing PowerShell 3.0.
Download and Install Windows Management Framework 3.0
Find and download the most recent version of Windows Management Framework 3.0, which includes PowerShell version 3.
Note: Version 3 is more compatible with restful API call.
Download and Install PowerShell cmdlet
Execute PowerShell Scripts
- Go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee176949.aspx
- Open a powershell command prompt (Start > Powershell ISE). You will need to run this as an admin (Right-click > Run as administrator)
- Type in the command below and click the Enter key; then when the dialog box pops up click the Yes button.