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Additional Submissions

When you respond to extension requests, you have an option that is not available in an automatic extension policy: you can give your students more submissions for the assignment. You might choose to do this if, for example, the assignment is more difficult for your students than you expected.

When you grant additional submissions, you should be aware of the following:

  • Granting additional submissions might enable students to correctly answer multiple-choice questions through trial and error.
  • When granting additional submissions, the number of submissions you specify is the new total number of submissions allowed for the assignment. If you specify a smaller number, you are actually reducing the number of submissions your student can use.
  • Changing the number of allowed submissions does not change or reset the number of submissions your students have made. If your student has used 2 of 3 submissions (2 used/1 remaining) and you change the number of allowed submissions to 5, the number of used submissions is still 2, but the number of remaining submissions is now 3.
  • Changing the number of allowed submissions does not change the number of submissions allowed for questions with submissions overrides specified. For example, if you specified a submissions override of 1 submission for a true/false question, then your students can make only one submission for that question, no matter how many submissions you grant for the assignment. To change the value of a submissions override, edit the assignment.
Important Reducing the number of submissions for individual questions or for an assignment as a whole could cause students who have already worked on the assignment to lose work or points.