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Using the API to generate zip file downloads for folders from within a page?

Question asked by Lawrence Challen on Nov 15, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 15, 2018 by James Jones

Hi,

 

Using the Canvas API is it possible to somehow create a link that would allow a student to download a zipped version of a folder in the files section from a page? 

 

I was looking here: Content Exports - Canvas LMS REST API Documentation  

what would be the best way to be able to make an API call from within a page? Is this even possible?

 

Basically I have a course where users have to navigate and download lots of files in lots of sections. Manually creating and linking to zips would be a nightmare to manage in terms of keeping up to date with changes etc... Plus just why do something manually if you can automate it. 

 

Has anybody else had a similar problem or could offer a better solution?

 

Many thanks,

Lawrence

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