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Sakai Tutorials

Grade Assignments in Bulk

You can download all your students' assignment submissions in bulk and grade them off-line.  Then when you are finished grading, you simply zip the assignment back up and upload it back into the assignment.

Downloading students' submissions

1.  From your Assignment list, click on Grade.

Screenshot of grading Assignments.

2.  Click on Download All.

Screenshot of Download All submissions.

3.  Select everything that you want to download.
4.  Click on Download.

Screenshot of download all options.

Sakai will create a heirarchy of folders and content.  Each student will have a folder, and within their folder will be another folder based on the 'download options'.  Typically, instructors view the student's submission, which is located in the "Submission attachment(s)" folder.  After grading the assignment, making comments on the paper, and/or appropriate feedback, the file is then saved in the "Feedback Attachment(s)" folder.  Also, the "grades.csv" file is updated with the students grade.

  • Feedback comments will display your text to the students in Sakai, and isn't something they can download.
  • The Grade file allows you to input grades into a spreadsheet then upload back into Sakai, which updates the Gradebook.
  • Feedback attachments is great if you want to preserve the students original document.  Essentially, you will view their submission and make comments on the paper.  Then you can "save as" feedback and upload the version with your comments into the students "Feedback Attachment(s)" folder.

Screenshot of downloaded student submission folders.


Uploading feedback and grades

In order to upload the contents back into Sakai, the folder will have to be compressed into a .zip file type.  If you right click on a Windows or Control click on a Mac you will see an option to compress the folder.

1.  From the Assignment list click on Grade.
2.  Click on Upload All.

Screenshot of upload all submissions.

3.  Click Browse, and search for your compressed (.zip) folder.
4.  Check the appropriate boxes for your upload.
5.  If you want students to view their score/feedback immediately, then choose "Release uploaded information to students."
6.  Click on Upload.

Please note: The "Release uploaded information to students" only works if it is a graded assignment and the grade.csv file is being uploaded with the archive.

Screenshot of choosing elements in archive file to upload.