Can you please tell me an easy way to download discussion posts into one report, such as an Excel file? Thank you!
Out of the box, there is no native way to achieve this in Canvas. You could use the API to extract this information, but this would require development skills.
Is that a track you would be willing to go down?
We may be interested in that path. We would want to download the discussion posts each class so that we can compare pre and post responses from students.
What developmental skills would be required to extract the information? Thanks for your response, Michele
You would need someone who has done scripting before (a variety of languages would suit such as (but not limited to) Python, Perl, Ruby. They would also need experience in consuming APIs. I would highly recommend a read of Canvas APIs: Getting started, the practical ins and outs, gotchas, tips, and tricks which covers off a range of things to be aware of and serves as a great getting started guide.
I will also take the opportunity to share this with Canvas Developers who may be able to provide insights into specific ways you could achieve this (in more detail).
I hope that helps!Stuart
You can add this.js to your account or add Tampermonkey and then add the .js and you will be able to download discussions. Here is the link http://www.dartmouth.edu/~breid/userscripts/ .
We are using this program for one of our non-credit programs and it is working great!
John Boekenoogen, PhD
University of Oklahoma
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