For 'Files' section: change default name of the downloaded folders


To: change the default filename for course folders that are downloaded (as zipped files)

suggestion/ possible considerations for naming:

  1. The folder name retained as they are in the canvas 'Files' section. (eg.
  2. First few letters of course-name appended to the filename. (eg.
  3. Append the date of folder modification at the end of filename. (eg.
    (Why: Currently the default filename is "". This makes it rather difficult to identify the folders every time a student needs to download multiple folders of the same course or different courses, all of which currently get saved as "", "", "", ... requiring to check them individually for identification and renaming. Including the last date of folder modification in the filename allows one to track the version of the folder.)


Thank you for your suggestions and support in advance.


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Thank you for sharing this idea with the Instructure Community!

The Product Team reviewed all feature proposals recently, and unfortunately, this thread was identified as one that they would not be able to include in their current or future plans. While we appreciate your proposal, we also want to be transparent about the likelihood of something like this making it to production.

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