If you want to grade assignments without viewing student submission details, you can hide student names in SpeedGrader for anonymous grading. This option can be enabled on a per-user basis. When a grader accesses a SpeedGrader link, the first student displayed in the student list is always randomly generated for every assignment.
When student names are hidden, all student submission details are hidden in the SpeedGrader submission sidebar. However, student IDs will still display in the SpeedGrader URL and can only be anonymized by enabling anonymous grading. Additionally, student grade visibility is not automatically affected; if you want to hide assignment grades, the grades may need to be hidden manually.
This feature does not require the Anonymous Grading feature option to be enabled. However, assignments that have enabled Anonymous Grading display the following SpeedGrader options:
If the checkbox to hide student names is not visible in SpeedGrader settings, anonymous grading has been enabled for the assignment.
Grades of anonymous grading assignments are automatically hidden. Anonymity can be removed from each submission by editing the assignment and changing the anonymous options to allow graders to view student names. Submission details can only be viewed when assignment grades have been posted.
Posting grades for an anonymous assignment will remove anonymity from the assignment.
Note: Hiding names in SpeedGrader does not affect names in the Gradebook.
Open SpeedGrader from any assignment, graded discussion, or quiz.
Open SpeedGrader Options
Click the Settings icon . In the settings drop-down menu, select the Options link .
Hide Student Names
To hide the student names, click the checkbox next to Hide student names in the SpeedGrader.
Note: If the checkbox to hide student names is not visible in SpeedGrader settings, anonymous grading has been enabled for the assignment.
Click the Save Settings button.
View Student Names
View the student drop-down menu and verify that all student names are hidden.