Loyola Support Documentation

How do I allow a student to retake a test or quiz?


If a student has completed all of their available submissions to an assessment, a retake can be allowed in Tests & Quizzes.

Go to Tests & Quizzes.

Select the Tests & Quizzes tool from the site Tool Menu.

Select the Published-All View.

Select the Published-All option in the View drop-down to view the assessments that have been released to students.

Go to the assessment submissions.

Select the Scores option from the drop-down menu for the assessment to offer a retake.

Alternatively, select the numeral in the Submitted column to view the submissions for the assessments.

Select Submission Status.

Under the student name, select Allow retake.

A list of students that have completed the available attempts will display. Underneath the name of the student who needs to retake the test or quiz, select Allow Retake.


  • An assessment must be Active (i.e., the due or late acceptance date must be in the future), for a student to be able to access it. For instructions to edit assessment dates, see What are the Availability and Submissions options for an assessment?
  • If the assessment allows multiple submissions and the student has an incomplete submission with time available on it, the student can complete their available submission. The instructor will not have the option to Allow retake for that student.
  • Allowing a retake gives the student a new, blank copy of the assessment to take.

Select Retake to confirm.

A confirmation page for the selected student to retake the assessment will appear.

Select Allow Retake to confirm the retake.

If the availability for an assessment has passed, the confirmation page will direct you to the assessment Settings. 

Select Allow Retake and Go to Settings to confirm the retake.

View Submission Status.

When returning to the Submission Status page, the student will no longer have the option Allow retake underneath their name. The student can now retake the quiz.

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