Include the course and section integration_id fields in Canvas Data

Idea created by S Brook Moles on Sep 24, 2019
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    • Rob Ditto
    • Mike Crawford

    The course and section integration IDs provide opportunities for institutions to store school-specific identifiers that support integration of Canvas data with data from other applications. That integration is vital for deriving contextualized insights from the Canvas data. That is possible, however, only if the IDs can be retrieved from Canvas. Currently, the only way to do that is via the Canvas LMS API, which requires many GET calls, especially in the case of sections. Further, the retrieved IDs then have to be combined with other course data pulled from Canvas, usually via the Canvas Data service. It would be much more convenient and efficient if the course and section integration IDs were included in the course_dim and course_section_dim tables respectively. 

     

    Thank you.