API Endpoint Attributes

Canvas adds attributes to links in returned HTML snippets to make it easier for API consumers to digest the referenced resources. These attributes are as follows:

For example, consider an assignment description containing a link to a wiki page in the same course. The description returned by the Get Assignment API might look like this:

<a href="http://canvas.example.com/courses/123/pages/a-wiki-page"
   data-api-returntype="Page">More information here</a>

The currently supported data-api-returntype values are:

If the API returns a list of objects instead of a single object, the data-api-returntype will be wrapped in square brackets, e.g. [Assignment].