Multiple Attempt Assignments

Last Updated: Jul 11, 2014 02:40PM PDT

You can allow more than one attempt on an assignment. This is a good way to permit students to send in drafts and earn credit on improvements. You can provide feedback on a large assignment so that students can demonstrate mastery. Providing multiple attempts can help students stay on track, raise the quality of assignments, and ultimately improve student success and retention.

For example, you can provide feedback throughout the research paper process. In one assignment with four attempts, students can submit file attachments for their: Outlines, Bibliographies, Rough drafts and Final papers. You can assign grades as each attempt is submitted, but only use the grade for the final paper as the assignment's grade.

Alternatively, if you want to provide four grades—one for each portion of the research paper process—you can create separate assignments for each. You can set up a calculated column in the Grade Center to add the points of each assignment to produce a final score for the research paper.

Scoring Options

When you allow multiple attempts, you can also select which attempt to use in the Grade Center from the "score attempts using" drop-down list.

Score attempts