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. If a student has resubmitted an assignment, only the most recent submission will be included in the ZIP file.

Bulk downloads can be used for all submission types: file uploads, media recordings, text entries (displayed as HTML files), website URLs (displayed as HTML files), and Google Docs submissions.

You can also download assignments in SpeedGrader.

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.

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.