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Download Student Submissions from a Moodle Assignment

In addition to viewing student submissions to assignments individually from within Moodle, you can download all submissions to a particular assignment as a .zip file. This can be helpful if you wish to print submissions, or view them in a separate window while grading. You can download all submissions or selected submissions. Alternatively, to download student submissions individually, please see Grade Assignments in Moodle.

Download All Submissions

This downloads all submitted files.

  1. On your course page, select the name of the assignment activity. The Assignment page will open and display the description of the assignment and a summary of submissions.
  2. Below the summary, select View/grade all submissions. The Grading page will open.
  3. Above the table of submissions (upper left), for Grading action, select Choose. A drop-down list will appear. From the list, select Download all submissions.
    The first dropdown has the option to download all as a zip file(click to enlarge)
    Submissions will automatically download to your computer as a .zip archive.
  4. The .zip file will download according to your browser and computer settings. Locate and unzip the .zip file.
    • All files will automatically be renamed with students' names prepended.
    • For online text submissions, you will receive an .html page for each student's online text submission. You can open this in a browser or in a word processing application such as MS Word.
    • For file submissions, you will receive the file type submitted by the student.

Download Selected Submissions

Instead of downloading all student submissions, you can choose to download selected student submissions to a .zip file. 

  1. On your course page, select the name of the assignment activity. The Assignment page will open and display the description of the assignment and a summary of submissions.
  2. Below the summary, select View/grade all submissions. The Grading page will open.
  3. For each submission you would like to download, select the check box to the left of the student name.
  4. Below the table of submissions, for With selected... open the drop-down list and select Download selected submissions.
    Optional: By default, submissions may be downloaded in folders. Each submission is put in a separate folder, with the folder structure kept for any subfolders, and files are not renamed. To disable this, unselect Download submissions in folders (located under Options settings).
  5. Select Go. This will generate a prompt asking you to confirm that you want to download selected submissions.  
  6. On the prompt, select Ok. This will begin the download. 
  7. The .zip file will download according to your browser and computer settings. Locate and unzip the .zip file.
    • All files will automatically be renamed with students' names prepended.
    • For online text submissions, you will receive an .html page for each student's online text submission. You can open this in a browser or in a word processing application such as MS Word.
    • For file submissions, you will receive the file type submitted by the student.