Don't rename student files in bulk download

Idea created by Tobin Driscoll on Feb 14, 2018
    Open for Voting
    • Beck Hasti
    • Rob Ditto
    • Rafael Augusto
    • Melody Lam

    When files submitted for an assignment are bulk downloaded, the file names are altered in two ways: An identifier and unique code is prepended, and (if multiple versions were submitted) a hyphen and version number are appended. For example, my_project_file.mlx may become




    This can break students' code in computer programming assignments, if their code spans multiple files that refer to the specific file names. Furthermore, the hyphenation can actually render a single file unusable (e.g. in MATLAB).