How do I bulk download Assignment submissions in Canvas?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

Bulk downloading assignments will take all the submissions and create a .zip file that you can download and grade on your computer. You can download the submissions through Grades or Assignments.

Downloaded assignments are linked to a student's assignment submission file, which is stored in the student's user files. If a student deletes the assignment submission from his or her user files, the assignment will not be part of the bulk download file. Viewing the assignment in SpeedGrader, however, is not affected.

Note: If you want to bulk upload assignment submissions, you cannot change the names of the submission files. Otherwise Canvas will not be able to recognize the files that should be replaced.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Assignment Menu

Open Assignment Menu

Hover over the assignment title and click the drop-down menu.

Download Submissions

Download Submissions

Click the Download Submissions link to download all the assignment submissions as a .zip file.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

On the assignments page, locate the assignment you want to download submissions from.

Download Submissions

Download Submissions

Click the Download Submissions link on the sidebar.

View Progress

View Progress

View the progress of the file compression by tracking the progress bar.

Download File

Download File

Click the Click here to download [file size] link to download the assignment submission files.