Download assignment submissions for marking offline


To download student submissions:

  1. Click on the assignment

  2. Click 

  3. Select Download all submissions from the Grading action menu (at the top of the screen)

download all submissions

Note: If a filter  is selected only the students in that group will be visible and be downloaded. There are two types of filters:

  • Group filters are at the top of the screen
    Group filter
  • Status filters are at the bottom of the screen under Options

Note: To download specific submissions, select the submissions you wish to download by ticking the checkbox beside the relevant student's name – filters may still be used, but each required item must be checked. Then, use the With selected... drop down menu to select Download selected submissions

download a single or specific submission

Note: to download a single submission, first open the required document by clicking on it. Choose Save as to save a copy to your preferred location. This file will not be zipped, so extraction will not be necessary.

3. The zip file will download. Depending on the browser being used...

  • Internet Explorer – click ‘Open’
  • Mozilla Firefox – select ‘Open with…’ and click OK
  • Google Chrome - will display the download file in the bottom bar in the left corner. Click the arrow and go to Open.

...will display the contents of the zip file.

4. You will need to extract the files out of the zip by clicking 'Extract all files' in the top left.

      Extract all files

For Windows XP users you will see xp_extract on the left-hand menu bar to extract the archive.

Once this is done you will be asked to select a path to extract to. This is the folder that the files will be saved to. It is important to save the files somewhere that is easy for you to remember and access as this is where you will be doing your marking. Click Browse… to select a folder.

      extract 2

By leaving Show extracted files when complete ticked a window will open containing the files you extracted, ready for use.

Tip – once you have extracted (saved) the contents of the zip, ensure you mark student work in the selected folder. This will make it easier for you to zip up the files once you have finished marking.


If you are saving files anywhere outside of the university network (eg USB Drive, Dropbox, GoogleDrive), please make sure you take regular backups of your work.

It is very important that file names are not changed in any way. If you need to add information to the file name it must come after the name provided by FLO. For example the file name "blog1234_submission_myassignment" should only have detail placed after "myassignment". FLO uses the information before the first underscore character '_' (the students FAN) to identify who to return the document to when uploading files in bulk. This applies to both feedback files and student submissions. 

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