How do I hide student names in SpeedGrader?

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If you want to grade assignments without viewing student submission details, you can hide student names in SpeedGrader for anonymous grading. This option can be enabled on a per-user basis.

When a grader accesses a SpeedGrader link, the first student displayed in the student list is always randomly generated for every assignment. Additionally, each assignment includes a random ID that cannot be traced back to any specific student.

When student names are hidden, all student submission details are hidden in the SpeedGrader submission sidebar. Additionally, student grade visibility is not automatically affected; if you want to mute or hide assignment grades, the grades may need to be muted or hidden manually.

Anonymous Grading

This feature does not require the Anonymous Grading feature option to be enabled. However, assignments that have enabled Anonymous Grading display the following SpeedGrader options:

  • If the checkbox to hide student names is not visible in SpeedGrader settings, anonymous grading has been enabled for the assignment.
  • Grades of anonymous grading assignments are automatically hidden. Anonymity can be removed from each submission by editing the assignment and changing the anonymous options to allow graders to view student names. Submission details can only be viewed once an assignment is unmuted or when assignment grades have been posted.
  • Unmuting or posting grades for an anonymous assignment will remove anonymity from the assignment.

Note: Hiding names in SpeedGrader does not affect names in the Gradebook and must be done separately. Learn how to hide student names in the Gradebook.

Open SpeedGrader

Open SpeedGrader

Open SpeedGrader from any assignment, graded discussion, or quiz.

Open SpeedGrader Options

Open SpeedGrader Options

Click the Settings icon [1]. In the settings drop-down menu, select the Options link [2].

Hide Student Names

Hide Student Names

To hide the student names, click the checkbox next to Hide student names in the SpeedGrader.

Note: If the checkbox to hide student names is not visible in SpeedGrader settings, anonymous grading has been enabled for the assignment.

Save Settings

Save Settings

Click the Save Settings button.

View Student Names

View Student Names

View the student drop-down menu and verify that all student names are hidden.

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