Moodle: Activities & Resources: Download Essay Submissions (Quiz)

Download Essay Submissions is a quiz report option that allows users to download all essay responses in a quiz. The option Download essay submissions appears in quiz settings under Reports.

To Download Essay Submissions from a Quiz:

  1. Click on the quiz with essay submissions that you would like to download.
  2. Click the Quiz administration gear icon. Then, expand the Results menu option and select Download essay submissions.
    Quiz administration menu showing the Results area with "Download essay submissions" highlighted

  3. You will then see the following options to set your download folder hierarchy to Essay question wise or User attempt wise. If the essay question has online text submission as well as a file submission then, you can include text response file to download text responses as text files along with file attachments. And you can choose to include the text from the question in your download. Then click the Download button.
    Download essay submission options

  4. You will then download a zip file containing the essay quiz submissions. You will not be able to upload your comments or grades in bulk with this report.


For more information on Download essay submissions, read the following documentation from Moodle. Note that the documentation may not show the current Moodle theme, but the functionality of the settings is the same. All links will open in a new window.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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