I was going to try making a backup including user data and then sifting through it to find the assignments, but thought I would as here if there is an easier way to grab them all at once.
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I'm hoping at some point they can build the download all assignments functionality right into the review interface.
Hopefully something sophisticated enough so that if you had separate groups you could download all assignments for each group separately and save each groups stuff to separate folders.
any news that they would be building/adding a "Download All" function/button for the assignments activity?
Which in my own opinion would be easy for the teachers, and we don't have to be afraid that the teachers would messy up the moddata .
In Moodle 1 there was a feature to download them all... and now we need a plug in from Firefox... Moodle 2 is really starting to SUCK. First the discussion board has been rendered useless and pointless in that you cannot grade one students collective posts - unless you want to see them ALL for the whole semester and plod through that muck... and now - Moodle wants us to download one at a time - each assignment. Who is running Moodle and who decided on these horrible changes. Show me ONE benefit from the Moodle 2 that these two drawbacks do not overshadow.
With all the time it takes for me to do all the stuff for school I am already making about $5 an hour. NOW that Moodle 2 is here... make that $2.50 as they are wasting my time with these HORRIBLY thought out changes.
1. bring back Moodle 1 advanced forums and grading system
2. bring back the ability to download all the assignments at once - without using a plug in
3. fire whoever is at the helm of Moodle with these changes. Get someone in there with a connection to actually teaching.
Actually and thankfully there is a download drop down menu that was in Moodle - to download all assignments. Thank goodness!
Now - someone please fix the Moodle advanced forums so we can grade them appropriately.
Hope that helps : )
- how to download all the files at once (like FTP or something)
- how to find the place where the numbers are matched to the name of the uploader (students, typically), so you can map the files to the students.
At this point you will see the assignment numbers (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, etc)
* click on the box next to the assingment (check mark)
Goto "with chosen file..." and select ZIP and name it. You will go back to the files window and now see a zipped file.
* click on the file name and save to your computer.
You now have a zipped file of all the assignments ready to be graded.
All the assignments are in folders by their enrollment into moodle number.
I help me out when I do this I have the students use a specific file name structure:
Location.period.assignment_name (example: A1.3.poster.svg)
** all my computers are numbered like a spreadsheet; column and row.
I hope this helps.
When you create the activity, use Assignment "Advanced Uploading of Files".
You can then limit the students to only upload 1 file, but it allows you to upload a file as a response. Assuming you are using word or excel, you can then add comments to the file and upload the file to the students.
How this works for offline marking:
1) In Administration/Files find moddata/assignment and then the assignment you are marking (the number is not very intuitive, but they are usually sequential). Select the assignment and choose Create a zip archive.
2) download and unzip the archive on your local computer.
3) in each assignment there is a folder for each student. Open the student folder and you will see their uploaded assignment. If you create a sub-folder here called responses, then anything that you place in that folder will be provided to the student as feedback.
4) you can then zip up the same folder that you downloaded and upload to moodle. When you extract the files into the same directory all of the comments from your marking will be available to the students
5) the only issues with this are: you need to have the students identify themselves in the document that they submit and you cannot assign grades easily to the students.
I download a zip file that has the following structure:
I can then create the following and upload
Here's how to download all student assignments as one zip file:
If you go to the assignment settings, you have the option "download all submissions" :
Another way I like to do this is to use an extension for FireFox called Down Them All. It has the advantage of downloading just the files on a grading page which is controlled by your visible groups. It will also let you specify which file types to download if you are using multiple file types in an assignment and only want to look at a certain type. An added advantage is it works for ANY version of Moodle.
(Another GREAT extension for FireFox if you have ever lost text when typing online like this, is Lazarus Form Recovery.)
You can download it all from a course backup.
I made a little program (script) to process the backup and extract all assignments in a folder with user names.
The program is open source and available here.
This is an awesome feature, since the files are in one zip and they're prefixed with the names of the students. Often students forget to put their names in the files they upload, and I found this wonderful with the class of 50+ students recently.
We are having problems downloading all with 2.5.1 Is anyone else experiencing this issue? We have tried in Chrome, Firefox 26, and IE 9. The screen goes blank after about 20 seconds and nothing happens. We are trying to download 49 Word document submissions that are small in file size.