Sections API

API for accessing section information.

A Section object looks like:

{
  // The unique identifier for the section.
  "id": 1,
  // The name of the section.
  "name": "Section A",
  // The sis id of the section. This field is only included if the user has
  // permission to view SIS information.
  "sis_section_id": "s34643",
  // Optional: The integration ID of the section. This field is only included if
  // the user has permission to view SIS information.
  "integration_id": "3452342345",
  // The unique identifier for the SIS import if created through SIS. This field
  // is only included if the user has permission to manage SIS information.
  "sis_import_id": 47,
  // The unique Canvas identifier for the course in which the section belongs
  "course_id": 7,
  // The unique SIS identifier for the course in which the section belongs. This
  // field is only included if the user has permission to view SIS information.
  "sis_course_id": "7",
  // the start date for the section, if applicable
  "start_at": "2012-06-01T00:00:00-06:00",
  // the end date for the section, if applicable
  "end_at": null,
  // Restrict user enrollments to the start and end dates of the section
  "restrict_enrollments_to_section_dates": null,
  // The unique identifier of the original course of a cross-listed section
  "nonxlist_course_id": null,
  // optional: the total number of active and invited students in the section
  "total_students": 13
}

List course sections SectionsController#index

GET /api/v1/courses/:course_id/sections

Scope: url:GET|/api/v1/courses/:course_id/sections

A paginated list of the list of sections for this course.

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
include[] string
  • “students”: Associations to include with the group. Note: this is only available if you have permission to view users or grades in the course

  • “avatar_url”: Include the avatar URLs for students returned.

  • “enrollments”: If 'students' is also included, return the section enrollment for each student

  • “total_students”: Returns the total amount of active and invited students for the course section

  • “passback_status”: Include the grade passback status.

  • “permissions”: Include whether section grants :manage_calendar permission to the caller

Allowed values: students, avatar_url, enrollments, total_students, passback_status, permissions

Returns a list of Section objects

Create course section SectionsController#create

POST /api/v1/courses/:course_id/sections

Scope: url:POST|/api/v1/courses/:course_id/sections

Creates a new section for this course.

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
course_section[name] string

The name of the section

course_section[sis_section_id] string

The sis ID of the section. Must have manage_sis permission to set. This is ignored if caller does not have permission to set.

course_section[integration_id] string

The integration_id of the section. Must have manage_sis permission to set. This is ignored if caller does not have permission to set.

course_section[start_at] DateTime

Section start date in ISO8601 format, e.g. 2011-01-01T01:00Z

course_section[end_at] DateTime

Section end date in ISO8601 format. e.g. 2011-01-01T01:00Z

course_section[restrict_enrollments_to_section_dates] boolean

Set to true to restrict user enrollments to the start and end dates of the section.

enable_sis_reactivation boolean

When true, will first try to re-activate a deleted section with matching sis_section_id if possible.

Returns a Section object

Cross-list a Section SectionsController#crosslist

POST /api/v1/sections/:id/crosslist/:new_course_id

Scope: url:POST|/api/v1/sections/:id/crosslist/:new_course_id

Move the Section to another course. The new course may be in a different account (department), but must belong to the same root account (institution).

By default and when the value is true it moves section to another course when the value is false then no update should be made

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
override_sis_stickiness boolean

no description

Returns a Section object

De-cross-list a Section SectionsController#uncrosslist

DELETE /api/v1/sections/:id/crosslist

Scope: url:DELETE|/api/v1/sections/:id/crosslist

Undo cross-listing of a Section, returning it to its original course.

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
override_sis_stickiness boolean

By default and when the value is true it updates all the fields when the value is false then fields which in stuck_sis_fields will not be updated

Returns a Section object

Edit a section SectionsController#update

PUT /api/v1/sections/:id

Scope: url:PUT|/api/v1/sections/:id

Modify an existing section.

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
course_section[name] string

The name of the section

course_section[sis_section_id] string

The sis ID of the section. Must have manage_sis permission to set.

course_section[integration_id] string

The integration_id of the section. Must have manage_sis permission to set.

course_section[start_at] DateTime

Section start date in ISO8601 format, e.g. 2011-01-01T01:00Z

course_section[end_at] DateTime

Section end date in ISO8601 format. e.g. 2011-01-01T01:00Z

course_section[restrict_enrollments_to_section_dates] boolean

Set to true to restrict user enrollments to the start and end dates of the section.

override_sis_stickiness boolean

By default and when the value is true it updates all the fields when the value is false then fields which in stuck_sis_fields will not be updated

Returns a Section object

Get section information SectionsController#show

GET /api/v1/courses/:course_id/sections/:id

Scope: url:GET|/api/v1/courses/:course_id/sections/:id

GET /api/v1/sections/:id

Scope: url:GET|/api/v1/sections/:id

Gets details about a specific section

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
include[] string
  • “students”: Associations to include with the group. Note: this is only available if you have permission to view users or grades in the course

  • “avatar_url”: Include the avatar URLs for students returned.

  • “enrollments”: If 'students' is also included, return the section enrollment for each student

  • “total_students”: Returns the total amount of active and invited students for the course section

  • “passback_status”: Include the grade passback status.

  • “permissions”: Include whether section grants :manage_calendar permission to the caller

Allowed values: students, avatar_url, enrollments, total_students, passback_status, permissions

Returns a Section object

Delete a section SectionsController#destroy

DELETE /api/v1/sections/:id

Scope: url:DELETE|/api/v1/sections/:id

Delete an existing section. Returns the former Section.

Returns a Section object