When you set up an assignment activity, you can choose to either automatically give students the chance to resubmit until they receive a pass mark (as specified by you) or manually control when resubmissions are given. If you are using this feature to allow resubmissions as per the Assessment Variation Procedure then it is recommended that the manual setting is used.
The resubmission feature allows both staff and students to review the full submission history (a resubmission will not overwrite a previous submission), including all submissions and feedback.
Students, having met the criteria stated in section 6 of the Assessment Variation Procedures, can request to resubmit an assessment. Students do this by emailing you a Notification of Intent, as outlined on the resubmission page. Depending on the nature of the assessment, you may need to facilitate this resubmission through FLO.
The instructions below cover how to enable resubmissions through the assignment activity. For advice on other activities, contact your local Learning Designer.
Note: When granting a resubmission for an assignment, FLO will consider the new extension date and time as the submission due date and time for that assignment submission and not the original due date and time.
In the example above, the assignment was submitted at 12.38 PM on 25 May, 2021. In the image on the left, the original assignment due date was 12.45 PM on 25 May 2021. The assignment is calculated to be about 5 minutes early.
In the image on the right, the new assignment extension due date was 12.50 PM on 25 May 2021. The same assignment is then calculated to be about 10 minutes early.
The settings that enable resubmissions to occur
Important: If enabling resubmissions as per the Assessment Variation Procedure, these settings should only be changed AFTER the assignment has been marked and feedback returned to students.
Edit your existing assignment
Expand the Submission settings section
Select either Manually or Automatically until pass from the Attempts reopened list
If you are using this feature to allow resubmission as per the Assessment Variation Procedure then you should choose Manually,
and use the settings in the individual marking form (see instructions below: Granting a resubmission to an individual student).
Note: If Automatically until pass is selected, you will need to open the Grade section of this page and configure the Grade to passsetting so that FLO knows when to re-open the submission for the student.
Select the maximum number of times a student can resubmit by choosing a number (or Unlimited) for the Maximum attempts setting
Note: this field is most important if using the 'Automatically until pass' option for the 'Attempts reopened' setting, as this can limit the number of times a student is able to resubmit. Configuring this field when 'Manually'
is selected for the Attempts reopened setting will limit the number of times a student can resubmit.
Granting a resubmission to an individual student
There are two ways to grant a resubmission for an individual student.
At the bottom of the right panel is the Attempt settings section. In this section, change Allow another attempt to Yes.
If the new due date extends past the due date or cut off date, you will need to add a user override to set a new due date
and cut off date.
Option two – from the list of submissions
Locate the student.
Click on the Edit link to the left of the student's profile picture (number 1 in the below picture).
Select Allow another attempt (number 2 in the above picture).
If the new due date extends past the due date or cut-off date, you will need to add a user override to set a new due date
and cut-off date.
Note: When granting a resubmission be mindful of the maximum number of files allowed for your assignment, as students will have to include a resubmission proforma. If students are likely to go over the limit, you will need to either increase the limit in the assignment’s settings or advise students to copy and paste the proforma into their resubmission file.
How to view an earlier attempt
Open the individual marking form for the student (View all submissions > Grade).
Scroll down to the very bottom of the panel on the right side of the screen. Click on the button titled View a different attempt.
Select the attempt you wish to review and click on the View button.