Steamed Hams

Dynamic syllabus body HTML

Discussion created by Steamed Hams on Jan 29, 2020

Greetings Canvas Community. 


I'm currently working on establishing data feeds for my institute's Canvas implementation and one of the requirements that has been requested is that the syllabus_body be dynamically generated from data from our system of record. My current attempt at this is to populate the dynamic fields (e.g. module course title, module credits per semester, module teachers) in a HTML string, using our Data Integration tool, then to iteratively call the update course methods in Canvas' API for each module.


My question is: have any of you carried out something similar to this in your institutes? If so, I would really appreciate it if you could let me know how you went about it. If not, do you have any suggestions about the best/advised way to go about this?


Thank you all for your time reading this question.