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js179
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How do I bulk upload an assignment feedback file for each student.

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I have an autograder that generates a feedback file detailing which points were deducted for each missing assignment item. How do I format the upload so that each file is correlated to the proper student. I have read https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10003-415275096 but it does not cover how to create a new file for each student. It also does not cover how to create a new file for a student who may not have had a submission.

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James
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 @js179 

The short, but unpopular, answer is that you cannot do this through the built-in interface.

It would require programming and using the Canvas API to accomplish. You can only re-upload files that originated from inside Canvas and they have to be named a particular way to use the feature you referenced.

However, there is a feature request from earlier this week asking for this functionality. There is further explanation and exploration of the idea, including what would have to happen to make it work. You might go there and lend your support for it. https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/12004-bulk-import-attachments-to-assignments 

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James
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 @js179 

The short, but unpopular, answer is that you cannot do this through the built-in interface.

It would require programming and using the Canvas API to accomplish. You can only re-upload files that originated from inside Canvas and they have to be named a particular way to use the feature you referenced.

However, there is a feature request from earlier this week asking for this functionality. There is further explanation and exploration of the idea, including what would have to happen to make it work. You might go there and lend your support for it. https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/12004-bulk-import-attachments-to-assignments 

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antonella_calor
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This is a really needed feature. I can't emphasize how important it is to allow instructors to have all the possible opportunities to give timely feeback to student in a way that is convenient for the instructor, too (especially instructors with 500+ students in their courses).

I agree, this is a really needed feature. There are big courses (+500 students) that need prompt feedback.

IanStevenson
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Spreadsheet upload works well in Blackboard, let's hope Canvas gets this sorted - necessary for week small tasks!!