Documentation:Blackboard Learn Support Resources/resetting submissions

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Resetting Assignments and Assessments

Follow these instructions to allow a student to resubmit an assignment or retake a quiz. You may also want to set up your assignments to allow multiple submissions by default.

Allow Additional Attempts on Assignments

From the ‘Full Grade Center’, click the dropdown arrow beside the assignment you need to edit and click ‘View Grade Details’.

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The recommended way is to simply allow an additional attempt.

  • Click ‘Allow Additional Attempt’ to allow the student to submit the assignment again.
    • This option will only show if the student has reached the maximum number of allowed attempts and will retain a record of the student’s submissions.
  • Click ‘Return to Grade Center’ to return to the grade center.

There are other options for allowing another attempt, as below. It is NOT recommended that you clear or delete an attempt as some students may not have copies of their work.

  • Choose one attempt to delete.
    • This will delete all traces of the submission from Blackboard and cannot be undone.
  • Clear the attempt.
    • This will delete all traces of the submission from Blackboard and cannot be undone.
  • Ignore the attempt.
    • This will retain the submission but it will not be counted in the student’s grade calculations and it will not be counted as an attempt.
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Allow Multiple Submissions

You may want to set the default to allow multiple attempts so that you do not have to continually allow additional attempts.


From the ‘Assignments’ page, click the dropdown beside the assignment you need to edit and choose ‘Edit’.

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Scroll down to 'Grading' and click 'Submission Details', then select the number of attempts allowed.

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Click ‘Submit’ at the bottom or top of the page to save your settings.

Reset an Assessment (Quiz or Mid-Term)

From the ‘Full Grade Center’, click the dropdown arrow beside the assessment you need to edit and click ‘View Grade Details’.

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You may either delete an attempt, clear an attempt, or ignore an attempt.

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If you have questions, please contact elearningfacilitator@tru.ca.