Can Canvas be integrated with backend systems?

Canvas was built to be easy for users to access their data.  We have two options:

Export Data In CSV Format

To manually integrate, it's easiest with CSV files. To download a CSV file, follow these steps:

  1. Log into Canvas at
  2. Go to your Submission tab at the top of the screen
  3. Next to the app you want to export data from, click the Export link
  4. Select the date range of the data you want to export 
  5. Click Export to download a CSV containing your data

Submission Export

Submission Export Date Range

Use Canvas Webservices

If you need to export data from the Canvas website and import it into another system using an automated method, please use the Canvas Webservices API.  The following materials will help you get started:

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