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What is the use case for "integration_ids"?

Question asked by Sean Keesler on Aug 15, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 2, 2018 by pkreemer@sbctc.edu


Our Canvas integration to our SIS was built a few years ago. We mapped students and courses by their SIS_id. I've noticed that since then there are several objects that now have an additional field for "integration_id". Courses, sections, enrollments, user pseudonyms, assignments all have this new ID.

What is the story there? What are these for? Why weren't SIS_ids good enough?

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