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Bulk downloading of assignment submissions. Would save me 10's of hours!

I manage my students coursework through itslearning. These courses have a large number of assignments where students submit work, receive feedback and resubmit until they do well enough to continue. When it comes time to send off their files for external moderation (or when a moderator visits us), I have to manually download their assignments and feedback.


A feature that allows me to bulk download assignment submisisons with feedback would save me 10's of hours each year. Being able to do this per student would be good, but doing this a class at a time would be amazing. 


Could also be handy for work inspections and longer term storage of submissions on-site.


Please vote for this idea.

Thank you,

Dermot McLaughlin

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  • Dec 4 2017
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  • Admin
    Product Team commented
    5 Dec, 2017 12:06pm

    Hi Dermot, 

    thanks for the fast reply. 

    It depends :-) on if the student has chosen to re-submit the file with the teacher’s comments.

    When you, as a teacher:

    1) download a submitted file you’ll get the latest submitted file by the student. You can then

    2) annotate it,

    3) save it,

    4) upload it as an attachment to the submitted assignment, and

    5) return it to the student.

    Yes, I know, it’s a bit cumbersome…and that’s also why we’ve built in an annotation solution in the new assignment tool, so that you can annotate directly in the submitted file without having to download it.

    When our (free of charge) Office Online solution is turned on it replaces the built-in annotation tool, and you can use the annotation options in Office Online. If you don’t know if Office Online is turned on for your itslearning site, please check in the Resource section if you’ll find icons for Word, Excel and PowerPoint – if you do, then it’s enabled. If you want to have Office Online enabled, please reach out to your itslearning site admin and ask him/her to request it from itslearning support staff. 

  • Guest commented
    4 Dec, 2017 12:56pm

    Does that also download the feedback? Even so, this technique is a help!

    With some courses containing 50+ assignments, doing this individually will still take longer than doing it in one go, but thank you Henning!


    Very much appreciated,


  • Admin
    Product Team commented
    4 Dec, 2017 12:52pm

    Hi, you can do this today – and save a lot of hours :-)