School

This API is used to provide access to school information such as users, academics, admissions, athletics, content, lists, and general school info.

GET

Academics cycles by section

Returns a collection of cycles for the specified section_id.
Requires the following role in the Education Management system:

  • Academic Group Manager

Try it

Request URL

Request parameters

Parameter Required Type Description
section_id Property is required integer

The ID of the section.

duration_id integer

The ID of the term for which you want to return cycles. Defaults to the current term for the section provided.

group_type integer

The Group Type for the section specified. Defaults to the 'Academics' (1).

Request headers

Header Required Type Description
Bb-Api-Subscription-Key Property is required string Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Profile.
Authorization Property is required string OAuth 2.0 access token obtained from Blackbaud OAuth 2.0 Service. Supported grant types: Authorization code, Implicit.

Response 200 OK

Success

{
  "section_id": 33444555,
  "course_title": "Advanced Biology",
  "section_identifier": "01-A",
  "block_name": "E",
  "course_code": "54321",
  "cycles": [
    {
      "schedule_set": "Tue & Thur Eve",
      "schedule_set_id": 101,
      "week": 222,
      "day": 345,
      "begin_time": "2022-05-11",
      "end_time": "2022-05-11",
      "sun": false,
      "mon": false,
      "tue": true,
      "wed": false,
      "thu": true,
      "fri": false,
      "sat": false,
      "room_full_name": "Millhouse Rm110",
      "canceled": false
    }
  ]
}
{
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "section_id": {
      "type": "integer",
      "description": "The ID of the section",
      "format": "int32"
    },
    "course_title": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The name of the course",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "section_identifier": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The section identifier",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "block_name": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "Name of the block to which this section belongs",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "course_code": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The course code",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "cycles": {
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "type": "object",
        "properties": {
          "schedule_set": {
            "type": "string",
            "description": "Name of the schedule rotation for the cycle",
            "nullable": true
          },
          "schedule_set_id": {
            "type": "integer",
            "description": "Id of the schedule rotation for the cycle",
            "format": "int32",
            "nullable": true
          },
          "week": {
            "type": "integer",
            "description": "Week in the schedule rotation for the cycle",
            "format": "int32"
          },
          "day": {
            "type": "integer",
            "description": "Day in the schedule rotation for the cycle",
            "format": "int32"
          },
          "begin_time": {
            "type": "string",
            "description": "Start time of the cycle",
            "nullable": true
          },
          "end_time": {
            "type": "string",
            "description": "End time of the cycle",
            "nullable": true
          },
          "sun": {
            "type": "boolean",
            "description": "Flag to indicate if the section meets on Sundays"
          },
          "mon": {
            "type": "boolean",
            "description": "Flag to indicate if the section meets on Mondays"
          },
          "tue": {
            "type": "boolean",
            "description": "Flag to indicate if the section meets on Tuesdays"
          },
          "wed": {
            "type": "boolean",
            "description": "Flag to indicate if the section meets on Wednesdays"
          },
          "thu": {
            "type": "boolean",
            "description": "Flag to indicate if the section meets on Thursdays"
          },
          "fri": {
            "type": "boolean",
            "description": "Flag to indicate if the section meets on Fridays"
          },
          "sat": {
            "type": "boolean",
            "description": "Flag to indicate if the section meets on Saturdays"
          },
          "room_full_name": {
            "type": "string",
            "description": "Name of the room where this particular cycle meets",
            "nullable": true
          },
          "canceled": {
            "type": "boolean",
            "description": "Flag to indicate if the cycle has been canceled"
          }
        },
        "additionalProperties": false,
        "description": ""
      },
      "description": "The collection of cycles for the section",
      "nullable": true
    }
  },
  "additionalProperties": false,
  "description": ""
}

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X GET "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/academics/sections/{section_id}/cycles?duration_id={integer}&group_type=1"
-H "Bb-Api-Subscription-Key: {subscription key}"
-H "Authorization: Bearer {access token}"
--data-ascii "{body}"
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }

        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Authorization", "Bearer {access token}");

            // Request parameters
            queryString["duration_id"] = "{integer}";
            queryString["group_type"] = "1";
            var uri = "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/academics/sections/{section_id}/cycles?" + queryString;

            var response = await client.GetAsync(uri);
        }
    }
}
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/academics/sections/{section_id}/cycles");

            builder.setParameter("duration_id", "{integer}");
            builder.setParameter("group_type", "1");

            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpGet request = new HttpGet(uri);
            request.setHeader("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");
            request.setHeader("Authorization", "Bearer {access token}");

            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null) 
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity)); 
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            // Request parameters
            "duration_id": "{integer}",
            "group_type": "1",
        };

        $.ajax({
            url: "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/academics/sections/{section_id}/cycles?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key","{subscription key}");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Authorization","Bearer {access token}");
            },
            type: "GET",
            // Request body
            data: "{body}",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];

    NSString* path = @"https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/academics/sections/{section_id}/cycles";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                         @"duration_id={integer}",
                         @"group_type=1",
                      ];

    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"GET"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"{subscription key}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Bb-Api-Subscription-Key"];
    [_request setValue:@"Bearer {access token}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Authorization"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];

    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);

        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }

        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }

        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }

    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the PEAR HTTP client from http://pear.php.net/package/HTTP_Request2
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/academics/sections/{section_id}/cycles');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
   'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key' => '{subscription key}',
   'Authorization' => 'Bearer {access token}',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
    'duration_id' => '{integer}',
    'group_type' => '1',
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_GET);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'duration_id': '{integer}',
    'group_type': '1',
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/school/v1/academics/sections/{section_id}/cycles?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'duration_id': '{integer}',
    'group_type': '1',
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/school/v1/academics/sections/{section_id}/cycles?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/academics/sections/{section_id}/cycles')

query = URI.encode_www_form({
    # Request parameters
    'duration_id' => '{integer}',
    'group_type' => '1'
})
if query.length > 0
  if uri.query && uri.query.length > 0
    uri.query += '&' + query
  else
    uri.query = query
  end
end
request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri.request_uri)

# Request headers
request['Bb-Api-Subscription-Key'] = '{subscription key}'
request['Authorization'] = 'Bearer {access token}'

# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body

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