Interacting with Canvas Live API
After poking around the docs and here in the forum, I still need some guidance on the best path forward for my intent.
Note that I am approaching this as a developer without association to any school.
What I am trying to Implement
Build an application that integrates with Canvas to do the following:
Accesses a student’s account.
Retrieve the student’s courses.
Retrieve the assignments associated with each course along with each assignment’s data such as name, description, unlock_at, updated_at, lock_at, due_at, and course_id.
I am trying to find clarification on the following:
What is the best way to interact with the Canvas Live API?
Is installing Canvas locally the best or only option?
Is it possible to interact with the Canvas Live API using a cloud based account?
Is generating a developer key something that can only be accomplished by a user with admin privileges?
The documentation states “It is recommended that you have at least 150GB of available hard drive space, 8GB of RAM, and a quad-core CPU to use this script.”. Is this true for all installations or is there a lighter weight version that can be used for development?
I have my assumptions for all of these questions but don’t want to solely rely on them.