Blackboard Tip: Download All Submissions to One Assignment

Here’s how to download all the files submitted to one assignment.

You can download an individual’s assignment submission from the needs grading screen by clicking on the name of the uploaded file under “SUBMISSION” in the lower right of the screen.

But if you’d like to download multiple files at once for offline viewing or grading, go to the full grade center and click the edit chevron to the right of the column header. Then click on “Assignment File Download.”


This will take you to a menu where you can select multiple users. To capture all, click the top box next to the Name column header.


At the bottom of this screen, you’ll see the option to download just the last attempt submitted or all attempts.

downloadsub3Click submit and then on the “Download assignments now” link to get a zip folder with all the files.


Alex is online course support technician at IDS, working to support all online, hybrid and LMS-enhanced instructors and students in using Blackboard and several media servers. She's also the administrator for the MCC Blogs network. You can reach her at

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4 comments on “Blackboard Tip: Download All Submissions to One Assignment
  1. Ellen Jacobs says:

    Great suggestion. Much less time consuming. Followed the directions and got duplicate copies of each document – one in doc and one in txt. Anything I can do to prevent it??

    • IDS@MCC says:

      No, that’s just an unavoidable (as far as I know so far) quirk.

      What you’re seeing is a text file for every Word doc (or whatever file format) submitted that just has data about that submission. It’s there because of the “write text submission” option and includes anything the student wrote there. So, you can just ignore it if you’re not using that feature (and students are just uploading files).

      Great question, thank you!

  2. jgarvey4 says:

    Alex i sent this to curtis, but maybe should have gone to you. can you check my 1130 4a enhanced class.i cannot seem to view the grades.


    Jo Anne Garvey CEC Chef Instructor Institute for the Culinary Arts Metropolitan Community College Omaha, Ne ________________________________

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