How do I hide grades for an assignment in the New Gradebook?

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You can hide student grades for an assignment in the New Gradebook. When an assignment is hidden, students can still view and submit the assignment, but the grade will be hidden. Grades will stay hidden until assignment grades are posted.

This lesson describes how to hide grades for an assignment that has already been graded and is currently displaying grades to students. This can also be accomplished by hiding assignment grades in SpeedGrader. If you want newly-entered grades to be hidden from students, you can set a manual posting policy for an assignment or set a manual posting policy for a course.

Students will not receive grade change or instructor comment notifications for an assignment with hidden grades. The student's grades page displays a visibility icon so students know the assignment grade is hidden. Students will be unable to view their grades, including grade and score changes, instructor submission comments, Canvas DocViewer comments, and curved grades for the assignment, until the assignment grades are posted. In Gradebook exports and reports, hidden grades are part of unposted grades.

Hiding grades should only be used to temporarily hide grades from student view while grading is in progress. It should not be used to conceal grades for longer than reasonably necessary.

If you do not want students to be able to view their total grade, you can hide the total grade from students. If your course does not have the New Gradebook enabled, you can mute or unmute assignments in the Gradebook.

Notes:

  • If you make changes to an assignment with hidden grades, the total score as you see it (in both the Gradebook and the student Grades page) will be affected. However, students will not see any changes when they view their Grades page. Once you post the assignment grades, the total grade in the student's view will update accordingly.
  • Anonymous and moderated assignments are muted by default. Moderated assignments cannot be unhidden until final grades have been posted.
  • Students can see peer review comments when assignment grades are hidden. However, students cannot see instructor comments until after the assignment grades are posted.
  • If you post grades for an assignment with varied due dates, all students will receive score results at the same time.
  • Viewing the Total Column in the Gradebook may be restricted when multiple grading periods are enabled.
  • Students will not be able to see their quiz responses while quiz grades are hidden.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Assignment Menu

Open Assignment Menu

Hover over the assignment column header and click the Options icon.

Open Hide Grades Tray

Open Hide Grades Tray

Click the Hide grades link.

View Other Messages

View Other Messages

If student grades are already hidden, the Options menu displays that all grades are hidden [1]. To post student grades, click the Post grades link [2].

If there are no grades on the assignment, the Options menu will display that there are no grades to hide or post [3].

 

Select Sections

Select Sections

To hide grades for specific sections, click the Specific Sections button [1]. Then select the sections where you want to hide grades [2].

Note: You cannot hide grades for specific sections in anonymous assignments.

Hide Grades

Hide Grades

Click the Hide button.

View Gradebook

View Gradebook

Assignments with hidden grades display the shaded Visibility icon [1].

An unshaded Visibility icon also displays in the students' Total column [2]. This indicates that the final grade differs from the final grade that students can view in their Grades page.

To post assignment grades, click the assignment's Options icon [3].

Notes:

  • The Total column only displays graded assignments that have been hidden. Assignments that are set as Not Graded are not affected.
  • Viewing the Total Column in the Gradebook may be restricted when multiple grading periods are enabled.
  • If the header for an assignment displays an unshaded Visibility icon, this indicates that a manual posting policy has been used in the assignment but there are no grades that are currently hidden.
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