Manage Assignment Attempts in the Grade Center

When you first create an assignment, you can enable multiple submission attempts for students. If a student mistakenly submits the maximum number of attempts you have allowed for an assignment, as an instructor, you can still remove their attempt from the Grade Details page in the Grade Center.

From within the Grade Details page, the Attempts tab shows you all of a student’s submitted attempts. You can then grade, clear and ignore their attempts. It is important to keep in mind that there is a distinction between the Clear Attempt and Ignore Attempt options: Clearing the attempt will remove the student submission, while Ignoring the attempt will keep the attempt but omit the score from the Grade Center calculations and not count it toward the number of allowed attempts. With Ignoring the Attempt, you will have a record of all submitted files and grades – which is not the case for Clearing the Attempt. For this reason, we recommend clicking Ignore the Attempt to omit submitted attempts. To remove the submission attempt, follow these short instructions:

  1. Access the View Grade Details page. Hover over a student’s grade cell from within the Full Grade Center and click on the down-arrow that appears on the right-most end of the cell. A contextual menu will appear. Select View Grade Details from the list of options.

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  1. Access the Attempts tab. On the Grade Details page, locate the Attempts tab to see a record of all submitted attempts and the grades associated with the Attempts. Grades for all attempts are tracked in the Grade History log.

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  1. Manage the Assignment Attempts. For each attempt, you can click Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 11.32.15 AMScreen Shot 2016-03-30 at 11.32.29 AMto remove it, or Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 11.32.35 AM to keep it but omit the score from Grade Center calculations (recommend). As mentioned in the description, the key difference is that Ignoring the Attempt will still record the student submission under the Attempts tab. With either choice, the student will only have one further attempt.

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  1. Allow Additional Attempts. If a student has submitted the maximum number of attempts you have allowed for an assignment, you can click Ignore Attempt but another option is to click the Allow Additional Attempt button to allow the student to submit another attempt.

Note: Re-evaluating a student’s grade? From within the View Grade Details page, you can also change a grade you have entered for an assignment submission by clicking on the Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 11.32.40 AM function next to each attempt.

That’s it!

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