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How do I limit submission attempts for an assignment?

How do I limit submission attempts for an assignment?

As an instructor, you may be able to limit the number of submission attempts allotted to students for an assignment. Limiting assignment attempts is only available for assignments with the Online submission type.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

To open an existing assignment, click the assignment name [1].

To create a new assignment, click the Add Assignment button [2].

Select Submission Attempts

Select Submission Attempts

Locate the Submission Type setting [1] and select the Online option [2]. Then locate the Submission Attempts setting [3].

Set Number of Attempts

Set Number of Attempts

By default, the Allowed Attempts setting is set to the Unlimited option [1]. If this option is selected, students will be able to resubmit the assignment as many times as necessary.

To limit the number of attempts allowed to students, select the Limited option [2]. Then select the number of attempts in the Number of Attempts field [3].

View Assignment

View Assignment

The number of allowed attempts displays in the Assignments page.

Student View of Allowed Attempts

Student View of Allowed Attempts

When students view the assignment, they can view the total attempts they have used [1] and the total allowed attempts for the assignment [2]. The total allowed attempts includes attempts used and attempts remaining.

Comments

If you have created an assignment and limited the attempt to one, is it possible to change this and add another attempt after a student has submitted work?

@clambdin 

Sure. This would apply to all students who have been given the assignment and not just for a single student.

Cody

If a student resubmits does it replace the original submission or are there multiple submissions for the instructor to view?

And if it does replace is there a way to view prior submissions?

If a student resubmits after the due date, does the late policy apply?

Hi @tina_christophe,

If a student resubmits an assignment, the most recent submission displays by default in SpeedGrader. You can view past submissions in SpeedGrader by using the Submission to View drop-down menu.

Naomi

Hi @adamsmark,

A submission is labeled late when it has been submitted past the due date. If a late policy has been set up, points will automatically be deducted from late submissions. To learn more about the late submission policy, check out How do I apply a Late Submission policy in the Gradebook?

Naomi

I have the same question as @clambdin: can you moderate assignment attempts the same way you can for quizzes?

@mieke_hoing,

Canvas does not have a tool that allows you to moderate assignment attempts for an individual student. You could either a) adjust the attempts, but that adjustment would apply to all students or b) create an assignment that is only assigned to the student(s) and manage attempts from there.

Cody

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