I would like to download a copy of all of my Canvas Mail messages, but I can't find any way to do this. Is there a way to do this?
Hello Blase Johnson Welcome to the Canvas Community. Thank you for posting your message. First, I'll start by saying that there's nothing on the front end of Canvas that I'm aware of that would allow you to download/export all of your messages from the Canvas Inbox. Second, I'm not a programmer, so this next bit of information I provide is coming directly from a Canvas Support technician who gave me permission to post his feedback here:
From Cason S.Well, you can definitely run a GET request via the API, however this just returns them in json format. They aren't going to be in a more consumable format like CSV or TXT, and they aren't compiled into a single document. If you had some scripting know-how you might be able to make a script to generate something like that, but there isn't a pre-built call for that
From Cason S.
Well, you can definitely run a GET request via the API, however this just returns them in json format. They aren't going to be in a more consumable format like CSV or TXT, and they aren't compiled into a single document. If you had some scripting know-how you might be able to make a script to generate something like that, but there isn't a pre-built call for that
Since this question is beyond my technical "know how", I am going to share your question with the Canvas Developers group here in the Community in hopes that your question will get some additional exposure. If you are not yet following this group, please use the link that I have provided, and then click on the "Follow" button at the top right corner of the page. You may also need to click on the "Actions" menu (also located at the top right corner of that page), and then click on the "Join group" option.
I hope this information is helpful to you, Blase!
Interesting that you ask that, what sort of reply did you get?
Hello Stephanie Wilson...
I am not sure what you are asking. Are you replying to me or to Blase Johnson? If you're asking me a question, I've provided the response that I received from Canvas tech support. Again, I'm not much of a coder, so this is a bit foreign to me. I was just passing along information I received from tech support in order to try and help Blase.
I was asking in general, I did get an answer to my question. Thanks!
Were you able to find an answer to your question? I am going to go ahead and mark this question as answered because there hasn't been any more activity in a while so I assume that you have the information that you need. If you still have a question about this or if you have information that you would like to share with the community, by all means, please do come back and leave a comment. Also, if this question has been answered by one of the previous replies, please feel free to mark that answer as correct.
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