I am developing a Ruby on Rails app for the creation and curation of math problems (LaTeX, Desmos graphs), and trying to wrap my head around using the API to interact with our Canvas instance to create quizzes, etc. I am new to this group, so please let me know if there are threads I should read before reinventing the wheel here. A few questions to get started:
(1) Which rubygem is recommended for interfacing with the Canvas API? My plan is to use pandarus (instructure/pandarus · GitHub ) but I am open to suggestions. I also started tinkering with canvas-api (whitmer/canvas-api · GitHub ).
(2) Assuming that pandarus is the way to go, it appears to me that the gem requires knowing a user's access token in order to use the API calls (which makes perfect sense).
client = Pandarus::Client.new(
token: "[YOUR API TOKEN HERE]")
But what is the interface to first retrieve the user token given the app's "client_id" and "secret"? Does pandarus provide an interface for this, or should I use something like httparty for the so-called "OAuth dance"?
(3) In terms of the API itself, how can I link or embed a picture/graph within a quiz question? I see that the API allows for creation of questions and answers, and the uploading of files. But how can I then link the two from my app? I could not find an option in the doc to do this.
(4) Related to the question above, is it possible to embed/link graphs in answers as opposed to questions? We would like to have math problems offer graphs as solutions.
Hope these questions make sense. Apologies in advance if these are really noob'ish, but I am just getting started with the API work.