Blackboard Quick Tip: Delete Assignment Submissions

You may want to delete a student’s attempt to upload an assignment — if it’s blank and duplicated, for example — without applying a zero to their grade. Here’s how. (Click the screenshots to expand.)

1) Go to Grade Center > Full Grade Center and find the cell for the student/assignment. Click the chevron for edit (there will be the ! for Needs Grading) and click “View Grade Details.”

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2) It’s a bit tricky from here to see which is the blank/”wrong” attempt if you don’t know, though it seems likely it’ll be the older one. But, to delete a submission, click Clear Attempt and then OK when you get the prompt about deleting it. That’s it!

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Alex is online course support technician at IDS, working to support all online, hybrid and LMS-enhanced instructors and students in using Blackboard and several media servers. She's also the administrator for the MCC Blogs network. You can reach her at acgarrison@mccneb.edu.

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4 comments on “Blackboard Quick Tip: Delete Assignment Submissions
  1. […] last submitted before the due date), but it frees you as the instructor from having to go in and delete attempts if students make a mistake (uploading a blank file, etc.), a very common support […]

  2. […] get a fair amount of questions from instructors about how to delete students’ submissions. That’s often prompted by a student’s upload mistake or an instructor granting a […]

  3. […] covered clearing blank or duplicate attempts, but that totally deletes the submission from the course history. Instead, try using the ignore […]

  4. […] last submitted before the due date), but it frees you as the instructor from having to go in and delete attempts if students make a mistake (uploading a blank file, etc.), a very common support […]

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