Clearing an Attempt in Blackboard

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How can I clear an attempt for a student that needs to resubmit an assignment and/or test? 



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  1. Navigate to the course. 
  2. Click Grade Center.
  3. Click Full Grade Center
  4. Locate the student and assignment. 
  5. Click next to the attempt. 
  6. Click View Grade Details
  7. Click Clear Attempt
    • Alternatively, select Ignore Attempt to ignore the attempts score in grade calculations and not count it against the maximum number of attempts.
  8. Click OK



Why might you need to clear an attempt?

  • A student submits an assignment late.
  • A student encounters a technical problem.
  • A student wants to make changes to their submission.

What is the difference between clearing an attempt and ignoring an attempt?

  • When you clear an attempt, the student's submission is deleted and they will be able to resubmit the assignment.
  • When you ignore an attempt, the student's submission is not deleted, but it will not be counted in the grade calculations.


  • Check the grade history before clearing an attempt. If a student has already received a grade for an attempt, clearing the attempt will also remove the grade.
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