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Can i download assignments without adding student names to the file names?

When I download all of the student assignments, Canvas produces a zip file.  But it also appends the student name and ID number to the file name.  Is there a way to get it to NOT do this?  In my course I am teaching the students the importance of using very specific file names and the Canvas appendage results in file names that are too long for Microsoft Windows to handle properly.

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Sorry, with the default method of downloading all assignments at once there is no way to do this.


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One thing you can do is have the students create a ZIP with the file(s) and upload that to Canvas. Then you can extract those after downloading and have the original names.