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Although Canvas offers SpeedGrader and the Gradebook as options to do grading in Canvas, professors may choose to download assignments and grade them on their own devices while offline. This page shows you how to download assignments from Canvas in bulk for grading purposes.

Downloading Assignments

  1. Open the assignment.
  2. On the right-hand side or bottom of the screen, select "Download Submissions" under Related Items. Assignments will be compressed into a zip file.
    Download Submissions assignment options
  3. When the zip file has been created, click the link to download the file.
    click to download assignments zip file
  4. Open the file from your browser or search for it on your computer to get started on grading.

More detailed instructions on downloading submissions can be found here.

Re-uploading Graded Assignments

If you have not changed the name of the submission file, you can re-upload the submissions in Canvas so that students can view any comments or edits you made on their work.

  1. An option to re-upload your submissions should appear underneath the "Download Submissions" button.
    Re-upload graded assignments feature
  2. You will be prompted to find the submissions zip file on your computer and upload it.
  3. Canvas will re-associate all the student submissions with the correct students. If any files are not matched up, they will be ignored and listed below the matched ones. 

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