Single attempt assignments

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Single attempt assignments

Single attempt assignments limit video submissions to only one attempt per student.  Videos are automatically submitted when a student is done recording.

To enable this option,

  1. Select your assignment, click the ellipses ⋮ at the top right, and click "Edit Assignment."
  2. Check the box next to "Single recording attempt (test)."
  3. Optionally, check the box next to "Time limit" and enter a time limit.


Single attempt assignment rules

If this option is enabled on an assignment, it enforces the following rules:

  • Students can only record videos, not upload.
  • Students cannot pause their recordings.
  • Stimulus media and any recording instructions (if applicable) cannot be previewed from the dashboard.  These will become available when the student begins the attempt.
  • If a time limit is entered, the recording will end automatically when the time limit is reached.  Students will be prompted with countdown warnings as they approach the time limit.
  • Students are allowed only one attempt and one submission.
  • Students cannot delete their submission, only the instructor can.

Blank submissions

If a student runs into technical difficulties during their recording and they end up with a blank submission, these will show as a black thumbnail on the dashboard.


If this happens, simply click "Allow Retake" to delete their first attempt and allow them to try again.


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