How to print Brightspace assignments in bulk

When assessing an assignment, they can be downloaded and printed. Brightspace is set to generate a folder with a timestamp and the submitter name for easy identification. 

This manual will show how to:

Downloading the assignments

Navigate to your course, in the green navigation bar,

1. Click on Assessment, a drop-down menu will appear

2. Click on Assignments

Course page - in the green navigation bar, click on Assessment then click on Assignments

This action will take you to the Assignments Homepage,

3. Click on the downward arrow next to the Assignment name, a drop-down menu will appear

4. Click on View Submissions

Assignments homepage - click on the downward arrow next to the assignment name, a drop-down menu will appear, click on View Submissions

This will open the Assignment Submissions homepage,

To download as many assignments at once as possible, set the number of assignments shown to 200 per page at the bottom of the screen

5. Click the Select all rows box

6. Click on Download

Assignment Submissions homepage - tick the box select all rows, then click on download

A pop-up window Downloading Files will appear, all files are being compressed into a single file. Once the file is ready,

7. Click on the blue button Download

Pop-up window Downloading Files appears - when file is ready to download click on the blue button download

Save the file in either a temporary folder or in a folder related to the course. In Explorer (Dutch: Verkenner, hotkey: Windows key + E), navigate to the folder with the file

The file will appear at the bottom of the page,

8. Click on the three dots, an upward menu will appear,

9. Click on Show in Folder

Assignment zip file appears at the bottom of the window, click on the three dots, an upward menu will open click on show in folder

After this action, the downloads file of your computer will open as a pop-up window,

10. Right-click on the Assignment zip-file, a menu will appear

11. Click on 7-Zip, another menu will appear,

12. Click on Extract files...

Download file of your computer will appear as a pop-up, right-click on the Assignment zip file, a menu will appear, click on 7-Zip, another menu will appear click on Extract Files...

In the 7-Zip pop-up window, under Path mode,

13. Click on the downward arrow, a drop-down menu will appear

14. Click on change Path mode to No pathnames

In the 7-zip file pop-up - under pathmode, click on the downward arrow, a drop-down menu will appear, click on No pathnames

In the same 7-zip pop-up window, under Overwrite mode,

15. Click on the downward arrow, a drop-down menu will appear

16. Click on Auto rename - to avoid assignments with duplicate names (e.g. 'Assignment 1.doc')

In the same 7-zip pop-up - under Overwrite mode - click on the downward arrow, a drop-down menu will appear, click on autorename

17. Click OK - to unzip the files in a single folder

Click OK to unzip the files in a single folder

A regular folder will appear,

17. Click on the newly created file folder

Downloads folder - Assignment folder will appear, click on it

Unfortunately mass printing does not work with different file types, so it is recommended to sort files by file type

18.  Click on Type

The Assignment folder will open - Click on Type

Your documents are now sorted by file type,

19.  Select all the same file type reports

20. Right-click on the selected reports, a menu will appear

21. Click on print - up to 15 documents can be selected and printed in bulk

Reports sorted by file type - right click on the selected assignments, a menu will open, click on print

You now know how to print Brightspace assignments in bulk!