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How do I hide or post assignment grades in SpeedGrader?

How do I hide or post assignment grades in SpeedGrader?

You can hide or post assignment grades from SpeedGrader. You can also hide grades or post grades from the Gradebook.

This lesson describes how to hide or post grades for an assignment that already has student submissions. If you want ensure grades are automatically hidden or posted, you can set a posting policy for an assignment or set a posting policy for a course.

When assignment grades are hidden, students will not receive grade change or instructor comment notifications for the assignment. Students will also be unable to view their grades, including grade and score changes, instructor submission comments, Canvas DocViewer comments, and curved grades for the assignment. Students can still see and submit the assignment and will be informed on the student grades page that assignment grades are hidden.

When assignment grades are posted, you can select to post grades to everyone or post to students with graded submissions. When the Everyone option is selected, the Visibility icon will be removed from the Grades page for all students for this specific assignment. Learn more about managing grade visibility in your course and view the interactive Student Grade Visibility Flowchart.

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 automatically default to a manual posting policy. Grades for moderated assignments cannot be posted 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.
  • Students will not be able to see their quiz responses while quiz grades are hidden.
  • If you have set an automatic post policy for an assignment or for your course, manually hiding grades only hides assignment scores already graded. Any scores added to SpeedGrader after manually hiding grades follow the selected post policy and are visible to students.

Open SpeedGrader

Open SpeedGrader

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

View Visibility Icons

The Visibility icon indicates if assignment grades are hidden or posted. Assignment visibility can be determined by course posting policies or assignment posting policies.

If assignment grades are posted for the assignment, the icon displays as the Posted Visibility icon [1]. If assignment grades are hidden, the icon displays as the Hidden Visibility icon [2].

Hide Grades

Hide Grades

To hide assignment grades, click the Posted Visibility icon [1] and select the Hide Grades option [2].

Note: Students will be unable to view their grades until the assignment is posted.

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.

Student View: Hidden Assignment

Student View: Muted Assignment

The Visibility icon will display next to the title of the assignment on the Grades page [1]. If a student tries to click on the icon, a popup dialog informs the student that the Instructor is working on the grades for that assignment [2].

Post Grades

Post Grades

To post assignment grades, click the Hidden Visibility icon [1] and select the Post Grades option [2].

Select Posting Option

Select Posting Option

To make grades visible 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. An assignment notification 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 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.

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

Click the Post button.

Comments

Re  "How do I hide or post assignment grades in SpeedGrader?"

This entry includes "When assignment grades are hidden, students will not receive grade change or instructor comment notifications for the assignment. Students will also be unable to view their grades, including grade and score changes, instructor submission comments, Canvas DocViewer comments, and curved grades for the assignment. "

You should ALSO include "ANNOTATIONS" in the above list of things students can not see in such situation. 

I do not understand the above statement "

  • If you post grades for an assignment with varied due dates, all students will receive score results at the same time.

"

What does "post grades" mean?-- does it mean "grade student submissions" or does it mean "unhide grades"?

What does this mean, and how is it's interpretation different dependent upon the issue of whether grades were hidden for that assignment?

One scenario:  One student has special circumstances making her/his due date 2 weeks after all other students.  If I make grades visible for all the other students so that they can receive feedback, is their access to grades deferred until the one special student has his/her grad entered?

Also, I wish I had the ability to choose what a student can see about her/his submission:  (a) grade, and/or (b) comments, and/or (c) annotations.  In the above scenario I would like students to be able to see their grades, but not annotations, before the exceptional student completes work, and only after the exceptional student completes work do I want all students to see annotations.

Hi @gwojnar

Thanks for your feedback! Since annotations are made in Canvas DocViewer, the phrase "including[...] Canvas DocViewer comments" should about cover the request. However, I'll run this by my teammates for further review. 

In the realm of grade posting policies, if you have selected a manual posting policy for an assignment, then the phrase "post grades" does not refer to entering grades and instead refers to the manual act of unhiding student grades and submission comments. If an assignment has an automatic posting policy, grades and assignment comments are posted for students to view as soon as you enter them (either in SpeedGrader or the gradebook); in this instance, the phrase "post grades" is synonymous with entering grades. 

In your situation, if you choose a manual posting policy for an assignment, you can choose to post grades (and comments) for students who currently have a grade (post to Graded option), or to everyone (post to Everyone option). In either circumstance, the student with a two-week extension will not receive a grade at that time. However, if you selected the "post to Everyone" option, the posting policy defaults from "manual" to "automatic" and the student with the two-week extension will see their grade (and assignment comments) as soon as you enter it/them. 

Since there's not currently an option to select the information that's posted when you select to post a grade, I'd recommend that you submit a Canvas Feature Idea to request that functionality update. 

If you have any further questions about this or anything else in Canvas, please feel free to reach out. 

Thanks, 

Allie 

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