Custom Gradebook Columns API

API for adding additional columns to the gradebook. Custom gradebook columns will be displayed with the other frozen gradebook columns.

A CustomColumn object looks like:

  // The ID of the custom gradebook column
  "id": 2,
  // When true, this column's visibility will be toggled in the Gradebook when a
  // user selects to show or hide notes
  "teacher_notes": false,
  // header text
  "title": "Stuff",
  // column order
  "position": 1,
  // won't be displayed if hidden is true
  "hidden": false,
  // won't be editable in the gradebook UI
  "read_only": true

A ColumnDatum object looks like:

// ColumnDatum objects contain the entry for a column for each user.
  "content": "Nut allergy",
  "user_id": 2

List custom gradebook columns CustomGradebookColumnsApiController#index

GET /api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_columns

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

A paginated list of all custom gradebook columns for a course

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
include_hidden boolean

Include hidden parameters (defaults to false)

Returns a list of CustomColumn objects

Create a custom gradebook column CustomGradebookColumnsApiController#create

POST /api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_columns

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

Create a custom gradebook column

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
column[title] Required string

no description

column[position] integer

The position of the column relative to other custom columns

column[hidden] boolean

Hidden columns are not displayed in the gradebook

column[teacher_notes] boolean

Set this if the column is created by a teacher. The gradebook only supports one teacher_notes column.

column[read_only] boolean

Set this to prevent the column from being editable in the gradebook ui

Returns a CustomColumn object

Update a custom gradebook column CustomGradebookColumnsApiController#update

PUT /api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_columns/:id

Scope: url:PUT|/api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_columns/:id

Accepts the same parameters as custom gradebook column creation

Returns a CustomColumn object

Delete a custom gradebook column CustomGradebookColumnsApiController#destroy

DELETE /api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_columns/:id

Scope: url:DELETE|/api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_columns/:id

Permanently deletes a custom column and its associated data

Returns a CustomColumn object

Reorder custom columns CustomGradebookColumnsApiController#reorder

POST /api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_columns/reorder

Scope: url:POST|/api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_columns/reorder

Puts the given columns in the specified order

200 OK is returned if successful

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
order[] Required integer

no description

List entries for a column CustomGradebookColumnDataApiController#index

GET /api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_columns/:id/data

Scope: url:GET|/api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_columns/:id/data

This does not list entries for students without associated data.

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
include_hidden boolean

If true, hidden columns will be included in the result. If false or absent, only visible columns will be returned.

Returns a list of ColumnDatum objects

Update column data CustomGradebookColumnDataApiController#update

PUT /api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_columns/:id/data/:user_id

Scope: url:PUT|/api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_columns/:id/data/:user_id

Set the content of a custom column

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
column_data[content] Required string

Column content. Setting this to blank will delete the datum object.

Returns a ColumnDatum object

Bulk update column data CustomGradebookColumnDataApiController#bulk_update

PUT /api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_column_data

Scope: url:PUT|/api/v1/courses/:course_id/custom_gradebook_column_data

Set the content of custom columns


"column_data": [
    "column_id": example_column_id,
    "user_id": example_student_id,
    "content": example_content
    "column_id": example_column_id,
    "user_id": example_student_id,
    "content: example_content


Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
column_data[] Required Array

Column content. Setting this to an empty string will delete the data object.

Example Request:

Returns a Progress object