How do I allow a single student a second attempt on an assignment activity? [Moodle version 3.2]

If you have not enabled the ‘Submit’ button or required the students to accept the submission statement, and it is still before the Cut-Off date/time in the system, the student should be able to delete the existing submission and add a new one without faculty intervention.

Check out this Student FAQ, “How do I resubmit my homework assignment?”

If you have a ‘Submit’ button or a the submission statement enabled, or if it after the ‘Cut off’ date/time set in the system, you will want to follow the steps below to allow a second attempt.

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The first thing you will want to do is review the assignment activity’s settings. Have you required students to click a submit button or required students to accept the submission statement?
If you have not required either of these, follow the steps directly below. If you HAVE required either of these, please jump down to the next section, “When the Submit Button is Enabled,” for instructions.

When the ‘Submit’ Button is NOT Enabled

There are two options when the ‘Submit’ button is NOT enabled in the assignment activity setting: An Override and An Extension.

OPTION 1: USER (& GROUP) OVERRIDE

  1. Click on the assignment activity.
  2. From the main page of the assignment activity, click on the gray ‘Edit’ gear wheel in the upper right corner.
  3. From the drop-down menu, click on the “User overrides” option.
  4. On the next page, click on the “Add user override” button.
  5. On the ‘Override’ page, click on the drop-down menu and select the appropriate student for the “Override user” list.
  6. Adjust the ‘Due date,’ and ‘Cut-off date,’ if appropriate.
  7. (If you don’t update the cut-off date too, you will get a warning notice.)
  8. Save your override.
  9. You will now see the override listed, with the details of the changes.
  10. You can also set up a group override, if you have a set of students to which an override must be applied. (The group must be created first.)
  11. You would select the group’s name, instead of an individual student’s name. 

OPTION 2: EXTENSION

  1. Click on the assignment activity in which you wish to grant the extension.
  2. On the main assignment page, click on the “View all submissions” link at the bottom of the page.
  3. Locate the student for which you wish to grant the extension. Click on the “Edit” drop-down menu in the “Edit” column.
  4. From the drop-down menu, click on the “Grant extension” option.
  5. Update the “Extension due date” and save your changes.
  6. Now you’ll see the details of the extension on the submissions page. 

When the Submit Button is Enabled (& Been Used)

  1. This would technically be a second attempt for the student.
  2. From within the Assignment activity, click on the gray ‘edit’ gear wheel in the upper right portion of the main assignment activity page.
  3. Click on the “Edit settings” option.
  4. Scroll down to the “Submission settings” section. See if the submit button is enabled.
  5. If it is enabled, make sure you change the setting for “Attempts reopened” is set to “Manually.”
  6. On the main assignment page, click on the “View all submissions” link at the bottom of the page.
  7. On the submissions page, locate the student you wish to allow a second attempt. Click on the ‘Edit’ drop-down menu.
  8. From the drop-down options, select the “Revert the submission to draft” option.
  9. Once done, the status of the student’s submission will now read “Draft (not submitted)” and the student will be able to resubmit to the assignment again.