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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.

Note: If the Submission Attempts setting does not display in your assignment settings, the feature option needs to be enabled in your Course Settings.

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].

Note: If the Submission Attempts setting does not display in your assignment settings, the feature option needs to be enabled in your Course Settings.

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

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.