Hi Developer Community,
Following on from a post I made here about our struggles with conversations between our team and our students, I'd like to get some advice.
I am looking to engage a developer to build something for us.
We want to be able to get a copy of every message sent, and every message received by a user, then use something like Zapier to put each message in our student management system so there is a log of all communication easily viewable by our team.
I've been looking at the Conversations API and I can see how to access a conversation by its ID. I can see from the URL how to pull out a conversation, e.g. [account].instructure.com/api/v1/conversations/[conversation id].
I am just struggling to see how we would get each conversation when it is sent or received.
I just want to get a little more understanding of how this might work before I go and brief a developer on what we want done.
Has anyone here worked with the conversations API before?
What we are ultimately aiming for is to build something like my idea submitted here: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/17387-canvas-timeline so once conversations is working, we'll use the same approach to gather across the latest submissions, submission comments and grades etc. for a user.
If anyone already has something like this please let me know! Or if there is something already performing similar functionality, that would be amazing.
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Here are a few links from the community about how you can download canvas data.
Hope these help. Once you have the data downloading we can assist further with tables and queries.