How do I let students retake a quiz or exam?

Once a student's quiz or exam has been submitted, they can't work on it any more. Learn how to let them try again.

There are two ways to allow students to retake a quiz or exam:

  1. Create a duplicate assignment
    Use this option if you want to keep the work that the students did on their first try, let students start the retake themselves, or drop the lower of the two grades.
  2. Unlock or reset the assignment
    Use this option if you want a simple way to have the student continue where they left off, or if you want them to start from scratch.

Option 1: Create a duplicate assignment

You can use "My Templates" in Assignment Assembly to quickly make a copy of the quiz or exam. Then, you'll pick a new due date and set the assignment settings.

You'll end up with two assignments in your LMS, each with their own grade. You can then use the LMS to put them into an assignment group and drop the lower grade. If you use Canvas, you can learn how to do that here:

How do I create rules for an assignment group? - Instructure Community

Watch the video below to learn how to duplicate an assignment:

Option 2: Unlock or reset the assignment

You can have students continue where they left off.

  • To allow every student in the course to continue, unlock the assignment.
  • To allow a particular student to continue, reset the student's assignment, choosing "Continue where they left off" when prompted.

Alternatively, you can have a student start over.

  • To do so, reset the student's assignment, choosing "Restart from scratch" when prompted.

Before you unlock or reset the assignment, make sure that the due date is in the future.

If the due date has passed, students may not be able to continue working, because quizzes and exams usually can't be done late.

If you're not sure how to adjust a student's due date, learn more below:

How do I adjust due dates for individual students? | Derivita Support Center

Watch the video below to learn how to unlock or reset an assignment: