Favorites API

A Favorite object looks like:

{
  // The ID of the object the Favorite refers to
  "context_id": 1170,
  // The type of the object the Favorite refers to (currently, only 'Course' is
  // supported)
  "context_type": "Course"
}

List favorite courses FavoritesController#list_favorite_courses

GET /api/v1/users/self/favorites/courses

Scope: url:GET|/api/v1/users/self/favorites/courses

Retrieve the paginated list of favorite courses for the current user. If the user has not chosen any favorites, then a selection of currently enrolled courses will be returned.

See the List courses API for details on accepted include[] parameters.

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
exclude_blueprint_courses boolean

When set, only return courses that are not configured as blueprint courses.

Example Request:

curl https://<canvas>/api/v1/users/self/favorites/courses \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>'
Returns a list of Courses

List favorite groups FavoritesController#list_favorite_groups

GET /api/v1/users/self/favorites/groups

Scope: url:GET|/api/v1/users/self/favorites/groups

Retrieve the paginated list of favorite groups for the current user. If the user has not chosen any favorites, then a selection of groups that the user is a member of will be returned.

Example Request:

curl https://<canvas>/api/v1/users/self/favorites/groups \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>'
Returns a list of Groups

Add course to favorites FavoritesController#add_favorite_course

POST /api/v1/users/self/favorites/courses/:id

Scope: url:POST|/api/v1/users/self/favorites/courses/:id

Add a course to the current user's favorites. If the course is already in the user's favorites, nothing happens. Canvas for Elementary subject and homeroom courses can be added to favorites, but this has no effect in the UI.

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
id Required string

The ID or SIS ID of the course to add. The current user must be registered in the course.

Example Request:

curl https://<canvas>/api/v1/users/self/favorites/courses/1170 \
  -X POST \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  -H 'Content-Length: 0'
Returns a Favorite

Add group to favorites FavoritesController#add_favorite_groups

POST /api/v1/users/self/favorites/groups/:id

Scope: url:POST|/api/v1/users/self/favorites/groups/:id

Add a group to the current user's favorites. If the group is already in the user's favorites, nothing happens.

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
id Required string

The ID or SIS ID of the group to add. The current user must be a member of the group.

Example Request:

curl https://<canvas>/api/v1/users/self/favorites/group/1170 \
  -X POST \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  -H 'Content-Length: 0'
Returns a Favorite

Remove course from favorites FavoritesController#remove_favorite_course

DELETE /api/v1/users/self/favorites/courses/:id

Scope: url:DELETE|/api/v1/users/self/favorites/courses/:id

Remove a course from the current user's favorites.

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
id Required string

the ID or SIS ID of the course to remove

Example Request:

curl https://<canvas>/api/v1/users/self/favorites/courses/1170 \
  -X DELETE \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>'
Returns a Favorite

Remove group from favorites FavoritesController#remove_favorite_groups

DELETE /api/v1/users/self/favorites/groups/:id

Scope: url:DELETE|/api/v1/users/self/favorites/groups/:id

Remove a group from the current user's favorites.

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
id Required string

the ID or SIS ID of the group to remove

Example Request:

curl https://<canvas>/api/v1/users/self/favorites/groups/1170 \
  -X DELETE \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>'
Returns a Favorite

Reset course favorites FavoritesController#reset_course_favorites

DELETE /api/v1/users/self/favorites/courses

Scope: url:DELETE|/api/v1/users/self/favorites/courses

Reset the current user's course favorites to the default automatically generated list of enrolled courses

Example Request:

curl https://<canvas>/api/v1/users/self/favorites/courses \
  -X DELETE \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>'

Reset group favorites FavoritesController#reset_groups_favorites

DELETE /api/v1/users/self/favorites/groups

Scope: url:DELETE|/api/v1/users/self/favorites/groups

Reset the current user's group favorites to the default automatically generated list of enrolled group

Example Request:

curl https://<canvas>/api/v1/users/self/favorites/group \
  -X DELETE \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>'