Moodle Help & Support (Staff)

This refers to Moodle 4.1 from December 2023 onwards

Deleting students' submissions from your Turnitin dropbox will enable the students to resubmit, as long as it is before the due date or late submissions are enabled. This is useful to know if you have set the drop-box to only allow a single submission, as this method does not require you to change the settings of the drop-box.

Students themselves can replace submissions if resubmission is allowed - usually only up to the deadline.

It is not possible for students themselves to delete or replace submissions once the deadline has passed, or if the drop-box has been set up not to allow resubmission.

Deleting a single assignment submission 

  1. Go into your module and click on the title of the Turnitin drop-box.
  2. In the list of submitted assignments find the row for the student. You can use the Search to find it.
  3. On the row for the student with the assignment to be deleted, click on the 'Delete Submission' icon (looks like a dustbin).
  4. You will then be asked to confirm the deletion: click OK


The student can then resubmit as long as it is still before the due date or resubmissions are allowed. Note that the submission will bear the second date which may be marked as late: School processes should discount this if the student has permission for late submission.

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