Clearing a Student's Test Attempt

This lesson will demonstrate how to clear a student's test attempt in Blackboard. Note: Clearing a student's attempt will delete the student's attempt permanently.  If you wish to keep a record of the student's attempt, but you want to allow the student to retake the exam, please refer to the instructions on ignoring a student's test attempt.

Accessing the Grade Center

Image of the Blackboard Control Panel open at the Grade Center heading with the following annotations: 1.Click on Grade Center.2.Select Full Grade Center.

Log into your Blackboard course and go the Control Panel:

  1. Click on Grade Center.
  2. Select Full Grade Center.

Accessing a Student's Test Attempt

Image of the Full Grade Center with an arrow pointing to the chevron in a selected student's cell.  Instructions indicate for users to locate the student's attempt and click the chevron that appears in the student's cell. A menu is shown on screen with the Attempt option outlined in a red circle with instructions to select the attempt you wish to grade.

Within the grade center, locate the student and the column for the test.  Hover in the cell that contains the student's attempt, and click on the chevron that appears.  Select the attempt you wish to view from the menu that pops up. A yellow exclamation (!) point indicates that the student's attempt needs grading.  A Needs Grading icon will appear for a student's test attempt under the following conditions:

  1. The test contains Essay or other question types that require manual grading.
  2. The student went over the allotted time limit, or the test was auto-submitted when the student ran out of time.
  3. The test was submitted past the due date.

Viewing the Student's Attempt iInformation

Image of the Test Information window witn instructions to click on Test Information to view details on the student's test attempt. Also, the Clear Attempt button is outlined with a red circle with instructions to click here to clear the student's attempt.

You will now be able to view the details on the student's attempt.  Click on Test Information, then click on the Clear Attempt button.  A dialog box will then appear asking you to confirm the removal of the attempt. The student's attempt will now be cleared.  You will automatically be taken to the next student's attempt.  Click Exit to return to the Grade Center. Note: Cleared attempts cannot be recovered.