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

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You can manually post grades for an assignment where student grades have been hidden. Student grades can be hidden in one of three ways: selecting a manual grade posting policy for an assignment, selecting a manual grading posting policy for a course, or hiding scores from an assignment's Options menu. Manual posting policies automatically hide grades for students and are intended to be set before any grades have been entered. The option to hide grades from the assignment's Options menu is only available once grades have been entered.

Grades can be posted to everyone or only to students with graded submissions. When grades are posted to everyone, students with ungraded submissions will see that their submission does not have a grade on their grades page. When grades are only posted to students with graded submissions, students with ungraded submissions will view an icon on their grades page that indicates grades are still being worked on.

If a manual posting policy is set for an assignment and grades are posted to everyone, the manual posting policy will become inactive and future grades will be posted automatically.

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.
  • Grades for anonymous and moderated assignments are hidden by default. Moderated assignments grades cannot be unhidden until final grades have been posted.
  • Posting grades for an anonymous assignment will remove anonymity from the assignment.
  • 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.
  • If your institution uses an SIS, posting grades does not automatically sync grades to your SIS. You must first post grades and then sync them to your SIS.

Open Gradebook

Open Gradebook

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Assignment Menu

Open Assignment

Any assignment with hidden grades is indicated by the Visibility icon [1].

Hover over the assignment column header and click the Options icon [2].

Open Post Grades Tray

Open Post Grades Tray

Click the Post grades link.

View Other Messages

View Other Messages

If student grades are already posted, the Options menu displays that all grades are posted [1]. To hide student grades, click the Hide 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].

 

View Hidden Grades

  View Hidden Grades

The Post Grades tray includes a numbered indicator that displays the total number of hidden grades for the assignment [1].

When the Post Grades tray is open, hidden grades are indicated by a Dot icon [2].

Select Posting Option

Select Posting Option

To post grades to all students, click the Everyone option [1]. When the Everyone option is selected, the Visibility icon will be removed from the grades page for all students, including students with ungraded submissions. Assignment notifications will also be sent to all students.

To post grades to students with graded submissions, click the Graded option [2]. When the Graded option is selected, the Visibility icon will only be removed from the grades page for students with graded submissions. Assignment notifications will only be sent to students with graded submissions.

Notes:

  • Grades can only be posted to everyone in anonymous assignments.
  • If grades are posted to everyone in an assignment with a manual posting policy, the manual posting policy will become inactive and future grades will be posted automatically.

Select Sections

Select Sections

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

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

Post Grades

Post Grades

To post grades, click the Post button.

View Gradebook

View Gradebook

Assignments with a manual posting policy display a Manual label [1] in the assignment header. If grades were posted to everyone for an assignment with a manual posting policy, future grades will post to students automatically. If grades were posted only to students with graded submissions, future grades will be hidden from students and the Visibility icon will display in the assignment header [2].

Assignments with an automatic posting policy do not display a Manual label in the assignment header [3]. Any future graded submissions will display to students.

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