By default, you can view unpublished assignments in the Gradebook. This setting can be turned off at any time.
When unpublished assignments are visible in the Gradebook, unpublished assignments display with a gray background. Unpublished assignment columns do not include a dash indicating that grades cannot be entered. Additionally, assignment menu options are not available until the assignment is published.
Unpublished assignments are not visible to students.
View Unpublished Assignment
View the unpublished assignment column. You can view the assignment name, but the cells are grayed out and are not editable until the assignment is published.
Hide Unpublished Assignment
To hide unpublished assignments, click the View menu  and click the Unpublished Assignments link .