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a_craik
Community Contributor

We can all delete assignments that have a SIS ID?

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Am I going mad...?

Assignments created with a SIS ID by API can be deleted by a teacher on the course? Shouldn't things that have been given a unique ID by an institution's Student Information System be protected from deletion by anything other than admin level/admin API... because they have been formally created by the institution because they need to exist...?

Is there some course role permission that I'm not spotting that says "can delete SIS-generated content"?

So confused... isn't this really essential?

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kmeeusen
Coach Emeritus

Hi  @a_craik  

While I consider this to be more of a school policy issue rather than a technology issue, it is helpful if technology can support policy since working with teachers can often be as challenging as herding cats - I know, because I am also a teacher.

Have you considered leveraging the power of Blueprint courses for this purpose?  Learn more at...............

If this route does not meet your needs, you may want to consider submitting a feature request. Learn more How does the feature idea process work in the Canvas Community?

And for the record, I have been the LMS admin through several LMS, and none have included this capability. That does not mean, of course, that perhaps some of those other products have not since added this capability.

Kelley

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kmeeusen
Coach Emeritus

Hi  @a_craik  

While I consider this to be more of a school policy issue rather than a technology issue, it is helpful if technology can support policy since working with teachers can often be as challenging as herding cats - I know, because I am also a teacher.

Have you considered leveraging the power of Blueprint courses for this purpose?  Learn more at...............

If this route does not meet your needs, you may want to consider submitting a feature request. Learn more How does the feature idea process work in the Canvas Community?

And for the record, I have been the LMS admin through several LMS, and none have included this capability. That does not mean, of course, that perhaps some of those other products have not since added this capability.

Kelley

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a_craik
Community Contributor

Thanks for your super fast response Kelley!

I'm afraid we're already using blueprints to help different faculties take a standardised design approach to their courses and it wouldn't work for us in the context of assignments (which are unique to each course).

Canvas has a good range of permissions for different role types, but I am really surprised by the absence of this one. It seems like if your SIS isn't on the list, you're going to encounter issues with generating assignments and successfully sending grades back via an API integration (i.e. if somebody has deleted that assignment). I'll put in a feature request as you suggest.

Cheers

Adam