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Moodle- Downloading Multiple Files for Grading


UW-Madison has adopted Canvas as its single, centrally supported learning management system. As of 6/1/2018, support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and most Moodle courses has been discontinued. Access to those courses has permanently ended. However, certain Moodle courses that are part of the Adanced Quizzing Content Functional Gaps project are still available on Moodle. Those courses are located on the Moodle Extension site.

The following KB article outlines the process for downloading multiple files that were submitting in and assignment activity in Moodle.

Refer to Document 13290 is unavailable at this time. for documentation on creating assignment activities.

Steps to Download All Files from an Assignment Activity

1. Go to the course homepage and open up the assignment activity that you want to download the files from. In the "Administration" block on the next page will be a link titled " Download all submissions" as shown below. Click this link.

Files for Grading

2. After clicking the link, the files should download automatically as a zip file onto your computer and you can choose open or save the file.

3. The zip file will have the following name convension:

<Course title >-<Name of assignment>-<ID number>.zip.

4. The indivual files within the zip file will have the following naming convension:

 <student's name>_<document title>_<ID number>_<document type>.

5. The instructor can then go in and open the files to grade them.


By downloading all at once, the instructor saves time on removing the submissions from Moodle.  By using the name of each file to link back to the gradebook in Moodle, the instructor can keep the grading page up and enter grades as they sort through all the submissions.

Keywords:downloading, multiple files, Moodle, 2.3, 2.4   Doc ID:22198
Owner:Matt P.Group:Moodle
Created:2012-01-11 13:24 CDTUpdated:2018-02-16 11:09 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Moodle
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