How do I download Assignments in SpeedGrader™?

If a student or a student group has submitted a file upload for an assignment, you can choose to download it to your local computer for grading.

You can also leave feedback directly on some assignment types in SpeedGrader™ using Crocodoc.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

Click the Assignments link.

View Assignment

Click the title of the assignment you want to view.

Download Individual Submissions

Download Individual Submissions

If you want to download individual student submissions one at a time or only download specific student assignments, click the SpeedGrader™ link.

Download Assignment File

In the sidebar, click the Disk icon next to the assignment file.

Note: The location of this download is the same for both individual student and group assignments.

Download All Submissions

Download All Submissions

If you want to download all student submissions together, click the Download Submissions link.

Download Group ZIP File

Download Group ZIP File

Canvas will generate the assignment submissions together and download them to your computer as a .zip file. You can view the status of the download in the progress bar [1] and also by download percentage [2].

Open ZIP File

Open ZIP File

When the file is finished processing, download the file by clicking the Click here to download link [1]. Canvas will also include the size of the download file as part of the link for your reference.

Click the X icon to close the download window [2].

View Submission Files

View Submission Files

Locate and open the downloaded .zip file (submissions.zip) on your computer.

In bulk downloads, note that Canvas automatically amends the file name for each submission type:

  1. For group assignments, the file name will include the name of the assigned group.
  2. For individual student assignments, the file name will include the name of the student (last name first).

Upload Assignments

Upload Assignments

If you made comments on the downloaded files, you can easily re-upload them to Canvas for your students by clicking the Re-Upload Submissions link.

Choose ZIP File

Choose ZIP File

To successfully re-upload your files, you need to compress all your files back into a .zip file. If you are not sure how to create a .zip file, please contact your administrator or consult your computer's software manual.

Locate and upload your .zip file by clicking the Choose File or Browse button, depending on which browser you are using.

Note: Canvas can only re-upload files that retain their original file names. If you changed any of the file names associated with the assignment, you will need to change the names back to how they were when you downloaded them.

Upload Files

Upload Files

Click the Upload Files button to upload your .zip file to Canvas.

Confirm File Upload

Canvas will confirm your files have been uploaded and associated with student submissions [1]. Canvas will also tell you what files, if any, were ignored in the upload [2].

To return to the assignment page, click the Back to Assignment Page link [3]. To return to the Gradebook, click the Back to Gradebook link [4].

Note: Depending on your computer's operating system, your upload may include hidden files with a ._ prefix. Canvas will ignore these types of files, as well as any files that do not match the file name of any students' original submission.

Student View

When students view the assignment, they will see the attached file in the comment sidebar.

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