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How to upload comments on an assignment submission automatically?

Question asked by Michael Weintraub on Nov 3, 2019
Latest reply on Nov 4, 2019 by Michael Weintraub

Hi.  I'm very new to Canvas and the community.  

 

I have a question based on our existing process, which we've ported into Canvas. 

 

We have an assignment where the students upload a file, say .xslx or accdb.  We grade the assignment using a google form and then have a script that assembles a report (pdf) that we want to upload in lieu of comments.  We have about 400 students in the course, so manual uploads are painful.  I'm looking for a built in way, either through the GUI or through an API, to do this.

 

I did read a post about uploading based on the same file name, but that's not going to work here.  I can make the report have the same name, but not the same file type.  So it doesn't seem like this route will work.  

 

I also saw there is a feature proposal to do something like this.  I don't need a feature if there's an API call I can use.

 

Any thoughts/insights?

 

Thanks,

 

    Mike

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