Assignment Download - Long File Names; Content not organized by student

Idea created by linda.morosko on Apr 13, 2017
    Under review

    Has anyone downloaded an assignment from a dropbox? It's quite the hot mess.


    Challenges include:

    • Extremely long file names (more than 255 characters, which means some files can’t be unzipped)
    * All files from each student's submission do not appear in one folder; some files are appearing as “loose” files in the main directory
    * File names using student User IDs instead of their names, which appear in the middle of the file name
    * Names not appearing in alphabetical order

    The attached video shows the exact same assignment from the Fall 2016 class that Steve taught. The download is drastically different.

    Here's a link to a video displaying the issue of downloading an assignment from Blackboard:


    I would like to say that looking at this download, I don’t know where to begin to express my dismay. It’s clunky and awkward and will be very difficult for other instructors to manage. I would love to see this process refined and cleaned up.

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