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A command-line tool to help mark assignments submitted to D2L.

Project Description


It’s frustrating dealing with the zip files full of assignment submissions that you get from D2L.

  • Merging all of a student’s submissions into a single folder is tedious.
  • Navigating submissions on the command line sucks, because each directory name starts with a long number.
  • Extracting all the zip files, tar archives, and 7z archives that students submit adds a needless extra step to marking.

I’ve found this tool useful for eliminating those annoyances, and I hope you will too.

How to Use

This is the most common command I use:

d2lmf extract -xjcm "Assignment 1 Download Oct 11, 2015 803" A1/T01

This extracts the submissions from the zip folder into the directory A1/T01. The -x specifies that we want to extract any zip, rar, tar, or 7z archives that students submitted. The -j deletes ‘junk’ like .DS_Store. The -c collapses needlessly nested directories. Finally, the -m merges all submitted files into a single directory for each student. Cool!

On Windows, you may need to invoke d2lmf as a Python module, like so:

python -m d2lmf extract -xjcm "Assignment 1 Download Oct 11, 2015 803" A1/T01

How to Install


sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo pip install d2lmf


curl >
sudo python
sudo pip install d2lmf


First, download and install Python 2.7 from

Then, install d2lmf with the command below:

python -m pip install d2lmf


The extraction of rar and 7z archives depends on external tools. If you do not have a rar or 7z utility installed, those archives will be skipped.

On Windows, I suggest installing 7-Zip. On Ubuntu, p7zip is the equivalent, and it can be installed with sudo apt-get install p7zip-full. p7zip is also available for OSX, and can be installed from homebrew with brew install p7zip.

Release Status

This software is in beta. There may be bugs, and the interface may undergo significant changes between releases.

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