This would be helpful for at least me, and I expect others using iNaturalist with students.
As a (university) teacher using iNaturalist with students, I like to see what first identification a student made, as well as the community ID for an observation. For example, in a first year course we ask students to provide at least the Order ID on their insect observations, both to help get the iNat IDs started and to practice their Order-level ID skills.
At the moment, I don’t get this first user ID when I use the project CSV download, nor with the observations.json data (accessed with the R package rinat). There’s the “species_guess” column but that seems to contain the first ID at a taxonomic level lower than order made by any user.
For small classes, I can manually browse through each student’s observations to find their IDs, but that doesn’t scale up to larger classes.
How easy would it be to add this user ID to these outputs?
Does anyone have another way to access this in bulk for their classes?