View Your Previous Answers for a Question

If viewing your previous answers is enabled for an assignment, you can see your previous answers to a question.

You can't change your previous answers.

  1. From your Home or My Assignments page for a class, click the name of an assignment.

    Acknowledge any notices or enter the assignment password and click Continue.

    Note: If you have not met a prerequisite for starting the assignment, a faded conditional assignment icon is displayed and clicking the assignment name will list the prerequisite instead of opening the assignment. Either complete the listed prerequisite or ask your instructor to waive it for you.
  2. When viewing your assignment, click Previous Answers in a question heading to see each answer you submitted for the question.

    Previous Answers is not shown if you have no previous answers for the question or if your instructor turned off viewing previous answers for the assignment.

    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 you 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).


If enabled by your instructor, marks are displayed for each answer box to indicate whether or not the answer was correct.

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

Answer keys are displayed 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 you 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.

  • Links to "pop-up" questions that do not count toward your 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.