Assignment - allow students to resubmit an assignment

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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.

The resubmission feature allows both staff and students to review the full submission history (a resubmission will not overwrite a previous submission). Thus, the student can review all submissions and feedback, and see any improvements in their submission.



The resubmission process

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. You then need to either approve or reject their request, and depending on nature of the assessment 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.



The settings that enable resubmissions to occur

  1. Create a new assignment or edit your existing assignment

  2. Expand the Submission settings section

  3. Select either Manually or Automatically until pass from the Attempts reopened list
    The attempts reopened menu has three options. Never, manually, and Automatically until pass. Manually is highlighted.

    Note: If Automatically until pass is selected, you will need to open the Grade section of this page and configure the Grade to pass setting so that FLO knows when to re-open the submission for the student. If you want students within a range of grades to be able to resubmit (eg. 47-49) you should choose Manually, and use the settings in the individual marking form (see instructions below: Granting a resubmission to a student).

  4. 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 staff can request a student resubmits.


Granting a resubmission to a student

There are two ways to grant a manual resubmission.

Option one - inside the marking form
  1. Grade the student using the individual marking form (View all submissions > Grade).

  2. At the bottom of the right panel is the Attempt settings section. In this section, change Allow another attempt to Yes.
    attempt settings

  3. 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
  1. Find the student you will be giving a resubmission to.

  2. Click on the Edit link  to the left of the student's profile picture (number 1 in the below picture).

  3. Select Grant extension (number 2 in the above picture).

  4. If the new due date extends pass 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.


How to view an earlier attempt

  1. Open the grading interface for that particular assignment.

  2. 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.

  3. Select the attempt you wish to review and click on the View button.

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