You have control over how your questions interact with students within an assignment. You may control this aspect of an assignment on the Edit settings page within Behavior.

How Questions Behave

Recommended for homework and practice

Adaptive mode (no penalties): This allows students to use a "Check" button to check their work for accuracy after they complete each question. This also allows students to have multiple attempts at the question (without any point deductions) before moving on to the next question.

What students see when using the Check button is controlled on the Review Options tab under "During the Attempt".

The Check button is unlimited. If you want to limit the number of "Checks",  use Deferred Feedback (see below) and allow for multiple attempts.

Recommended for assignments, exams, and assessments

Deferred feedback:  Students must complete and submit the entire assignment before anything is graded or they see any feedback.


  • Immediate feedback: The student can submit each individual question during the assignment attempt, and get it graded. However, they can only submit one response, and cannot change it, unless you allow a redo within an attempt.
  • Interactive with multiple tries: After submitting one answer, and reading the feedback, the student has to click a Try again button before they can try a new response. They can be given hints to help them. Once the student has gotten the question right, they can no longer change their response. Once the student has got the question wrong too many times, they are graded as wrong or partially correct, are shown any feedback, and can no longer change their answer. There feedback can differ after each try the student makes.