View Your Student's Previous Answers for a Question

From the Responses page, you can view your students' previous answers for assignment questions.

  1. Open the Responses page to see your student's most recent answers for the assignment.
  2. When viewing your student's assignment, click Previous Answers in a question heading to see each answer your student submitted for the question.

    Previous Answers is not shown if your student has no previous answers for the question.

    The Previous Answers page opens in a new window.
Previous Answers page. Described in the topic text.

The assignment name and question number are displayed at the top of the page.

Item Description

Submission Header

Each submission for the question displays a header with the sequence number of the submission and the points earned. The first submission is displayed at the top and the most recent submission at the bottom.

Note: For assignments with question part submission:
  • The time when the submission was made is displayed
  • The number of submissions made might look like more than the allowed number of submissions. This is because each time your student submitted new answers, submissions were used only for the changed question parts.


The answers submitted for each question part are displayed for each submission. If an answer box was empty when the question was submitted, it displays (No Response).


As an instructor, you are always shown marks for each answer box to indicate whether or not the answer was correct. Your students see marks only if they are displayed on the assignment.

Note: Marks on the Previous Answers page do not indicate whether more credit was earned for a previous response.

Question Feedback

If available, question feedback is displayed for each submission.

Answer Keys

As an instructor, you are always shown the answer key. Your students see the answer key only for those submissions after which the answer key was displayed on the assignment.

New Randomization

If shown, the New Randomization banner indicates that the question values changed after your student clicked New Randomization in the assignment.

The date when each answer was submitted is displayed only for assignments with question part submission.

The following items are not displayed in the Previous Answers page. You can view these items (if available) in the assignment or Grades Loginfo page.

  • Links to "pop-up" questions that do not count toward your student's score. This includes tutorial and practice questions and Practice Another Version.
  • Links to eBooks or other learning resources.
  • Detailed score information for each question part.
  • Assignment scoring and submission rules.
  • Worked solutions.
  • IP address from which the answer was submitted.