Bulk downloads of student submissions

Describe your feature request
I would like to be able to bulk download all student submissions at once.

What problem(s) would this feature solve?
In the short term, help me find instances of cheating. Currently, if I spot an issue, I have to go back through every single submission to try and find the other offenders. This is extremely tedious with a large class.

Long term, this would give me local copies of submissions, in case I need to refer to them after the semester is over and/or the team has become unaccessible.

Explain what you were trying to do when you came across the problem leading to this feature request

I was trying to bulk download projects.

I did see that this had been discussed about a year or so ago, but it might not be a high priority item.

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+1 here. Have been wanting this for years

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+1 here. I am in serious need of this.

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Is this on the roadmap at all? It’s been a feature request for some time now, but I realize it may not grab the upvotes of others given how specific to education it is.

Taking a bulk download of a edu teams assignment does a few things for teachers:

  1. We now have a snapshot in time of the project at the moment of download.

  2. We can process assignments as needed (offline unit tests, MOSS, etc).

  3. In some jurisdictions, teachers are required to keep copies of student work for x months after the course ends. This gives a quick way of ensuring this data is archived and does not require the teacher themselves to log in to view the assignments.

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