Is there a way to download only a part of submissions for an assignment? A faculty member has a rather large class, and wants to download submissions before the due date, then download the later set of submissions, without getting duplicates.
Anthony, it's not currently possible to create a partial download of assignment submissions--it's an all-or-none proposition. Apart from downloading them one at a time, I don't think your faculty member will be able to accomplish this particular workflow.
I've taught large classes as well (writing-intensive classes, for that matter), and I wouldn't have been able to handle the massive amount of annotation and grading were it not for the beauty of SpeedGrader, which allows me to grade submissions as they come in and without downloading them, behind the scenes and before the due date. Of course, if your faculty member has assigned a non-Box/non-Crocodoc/non-Turnitin-compatible file type for the assignment, that wouldn't work in this case.
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