Atomic Assessments - Reports and Downloading Student Responses

Atomic Assessments is an advanced quizzing tool that is currently available through Canvas to all of UW-Madison's for-credit users. Because it is an advanced quizzing tool, it is recommend for technically advanced instructors or instructors with local support staff. Please leave ample time to develop and test assessments in Atomic Assessments before incorporating them into your live courses.

This document outlines the different options for downloading student responses from Atomic Assessments, as well as how to download those responses.

Student Reports

Atomic Assessments provides robust statistics and stores student response and attempt information, which can be accessed by instructors either in the Atomic Assessments dashboard in Canvas or by downloading a file. To view the statistics for a single assignment in Canvas, simply navigate to the Atomic Assessments dashboard and click on the assignment of interest's name. A preview of the statistics dashboard can be viewed below.

Statistics dashboard for Atomic Assessments in Canvas

Student reports can be downloaded in the following ways:

  1. All attempts for a single assignment as a .csv file

  2. All responses for a single assignment as a .json file

  3. All responses for all assignments as a .csv file

  4. All assignment summaries as a .json file

Download a CSV of the attempts on a single assignment

  1. Navigate to the Atomic Assessments administrator page.

  2. On the assignment you want to download the attempts, select the three dots next to the pencil.

  3. From the dropdown menu, select Download Summary.

Download summary button selected in the drop down menu


  1. After a few moments, a .csv file called assignments.csv will download.

Download a JSON of responses for a single assignment

  1. Navigate to the Atomic Assessments menu item.

  2. On the assignment you want to download the responses, select the three dots next to the pencil.

  3. From the drop down menu, select Download Responses.
    Download responses button in the drop down menu


  1. An export of responses will start, select download when it is complete
    Completed export confirmation message with download button

  2. This will download an export.zip file of responses


Download a JSON of all assignment responses

  1. Navigate to the Atomic Assessments administrator’s page.

  2. Click the gear button in the upper right corner, next to the New Assignment button.

  3. From the dropdown menu, select Download all responses.    

Download all responses button in the drop down menu

  • An export of responses will start. When the export is complete, click Download
Completed export confirmation message with download button

  • This will download an export.zip file of all the student responses.

Download a CSV of all assignment summaries

  1. Navigate to the Atomic Assessments menu

  2. Select the gear in the top right corner

  3. Select “Download all summaries”


  1. After a few moments a .csv file will download called “assignments.csv”