The ABC’s of the Canvas REST API

This is a post to collect all of the presentation resources for my presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas (MAGIC) Conference. To get the most out of this experience, try installing these two Chrome extensions before we really get started:

Postman-REST Client 

We will use the Postman REST Client to make all of our API calls for this workshop.


The JSONView extension will help you format JSON, a lightweight data interchange format. This is very useful when working with API’s.

Follow Along with the Presentation Below

The ABC’s of the Canvas REST API from Jeff Everhart

Further Reading

HTTP Protocol 

REST Architecture

API-Application Programming Interface 


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