Clearing Submission Attempt


An assignment or assessment on Blackboard already has a submission and is not allowing me to submit another attempt.


  • Blackboard
    • Grade Center


This happens when a student has already attempted a specific assessment or assessment which the instructor has configured to allow a limited number of attempts. To resolve this, the instructor will need to manage the student's attempts from the Grade Center.


  1. Open the Full Grade Center.
  2. Hover the mouse over the Grade Center item in question, and click the menu icon .
  3. Choose View Grade Details.
  4. There may be several options available on this page, including:
    1. Allow Additional Attempt, which only appears if a student has already submitted the maximum number of attempts allowed for that assignment. You can continue to offer opportunities to resubmit attempts each time a student reaches the maximum number. You don't have to grade previous attempts to allow a student to submit again. This will preserve the student's current attempt.
    2. Ignore Attempt, which ignores the attempt score in grade calculations and does not count it against the maximum number of attempts.
    3. Clear Attempt, which will remove all data associated with the student's attempt for the assignment. This action is final, and cannot be undone.
  5. After choosing the needed option, the student can submit another attempt.
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