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How do I allow a student to retake a test or quiz?

If a student has completed all of their available submissions to an assessment, you can allow them to retake it.

Go to Tests & Quizzes.

Select the Tests & Quizzes tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

Select the Published Copies tab.

Select the Published Copies tab to view assessments that have been released to students in your site.

Go to the assessment submissions.

Select Scores from the Action drop-down menu for the assessment.

Alternatively, you may select the number of student submissions in the Submitted column to view the submissions.

Select the Submission Status tab.

Under the student's name, select Allow retake.

The list of students will display.  Under the name of the student who needs to retake the assessment, select Allow retake?


  • An assessment must be Active (i.e., the due or late submission date must be in the future) for a student to be able to access it.  For instructions to edit assessment dates, see What are the Availability and Submissions options for an assessment?
  • If a student has an incomplete submission with time available on it, they can continue taking the assessment.  The instructor will not have the option to Allow retake for that student.
  • Allowing a retake gives the student a new, blank copy of the assessment to take.

Select Retake to confirm.

On the Retake Assessment screen, select Retake to confirm allowing the retake.

View Submission Status.

You will be returned to the Submission Status page, where the student will no longer have the option Allow retake? underneath their name.  The student can now retake the assessment.