(I recently posted this in the Canvas Admins group, but it was suggested this group might be of help, too.)
I'm a brand new Canvas admin, and am working with our IT department to develop proper SIS feed files. I've come across what seems like a substantial discrepancy in the names of some fields related to courses, and would like to get some feedback on whether it's just me, or if this might warrant a product suggestion.
Specifically, there are some required fields when creating a course, but they are labeled differently in three places (except "SIS ID," which is the same in two places). The three areas I'm looking at are: SIS feed file, Add A New Course (UI), and Course Details (UI).
In an SIS feed file, the fields are:
In the Add a New Course UI, the same fields are:
When viewing the Course Details for an existing course, the same fields are:
It took a bit of trial and error to figure out which fields matched what, and it's still a little tricky to keep it straight. So, is it just me, or is this a little confusing for others? Thanks for any feedback.