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How to pass course info to Canvas conversations (when creating new email)

Question asked by Abrar Farooqui on Oct 31, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 7, 2016 by Tera Lisicky

Hi,

 

I am trying to create a new email within Canvas by redirecting to Canvas Conversations from our app using a URL as follows:

<a id="sendMessageLink" title="Send Message via Canvas" href="https://uni.test.instructure.com/conversations?context_id&amp;user_id=123&amp;user_name=John Smith" target="_blank">

            <span class="fa fa-envelope-o envelopeMsgLink-Icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>

</a>

 

However, when the new email window loads, it does not have anything in the "Select course" dropdown.

 

How do I pass the course information within the url above, such that the dropdown gets populated with the course name and it sets this course as default?

 

I have the course id & course code details.

 

Kind regards,

 

- Abrar Farooqui

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