Faculty expect the Eye Icon in SpeedGrader to work the same as the old Mute/Unmute feature, but it does not.
We recently discovered that if an assignment has the Automatic Post Policy applied and you hide grades, it is only hiding the grades that exist at the time you click Hide Grades. Grades you enter after hiding grades are still ‘honoring’ the Automatic Post policy applied and are visible to those students. We had been working under the assumption that clicking Hide Grades on an assignment with an Automatic Post Policy would hide all (current and future) grades, until grades are posted.
We would like to propose that the Eye Icon in SpeedGrader be changed so that it toggles between the following two states:
State 1: The assignment Post Policy is set to Automatic and all grades are Posted (same state as the old 'Unmute' function)
State 2: The assignment Post Policy is set to Manual and all grades are Hidden (same state as the old 'Mute' function)
Fancy differential Post/Hide functionality would/could be achieved in Grades.