How can I enable Excel export for students?

With the Database activity you have the ability to allow students to export the data in CSV or ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet from OpenOffice) format, both of which will open up in MS Excel.


With this functionality students can choose to export the data of all fields or only of selected fields. (Picture fields cannot be exported.)

However, this feature is not enabled by default for students. You need to override the student permissions for the Database activity and choose ‘Allow’ for the permission to ‘View presets from all users’ from¬†Settings>Database administration>Permissions.


This will result in the ‘Export’ tab being visible to students in the Database activity.

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