The Individual View of Gradebook is not in alignment with New Gradebook and continues to use the language and features of legacy Gradebook.
Labeled Global Settings, this series of checkboxes is a curious mix of settings that either only apply to this view, are no longer applicable, are a second way to change a setting, or are actual global settings but without the added confirmation you get when set via the 'gear' menu.
That Global settings are presented here - a location you navigate to by selecting "Individual View" - seem incongruous. That some of these settings are also configurable in the grid view is a bit 'belt and suspenders'.
The whole Individual View has a feel of something forgotten in the shift to New Gradebook. The best example is the option to mute assignments! There's a checkbox labeled "Muted?" and when you check it you get the old language around muted assignments. Functionally, it sets the Grade Posting Policy to 'Manually.'
What plans does Instructure have to bring the Individual View into alignment with the language and features in the grid view of New Gradebook?
For the last several months, before New Gradebook was enabled for all accounts, our Gradebook engineering team was undergoing an audit of all the functionality that needed to be aligned with the Individual View Gradebook. They were making plans to make adjustments at the beginning of this year, which of course was planned before all teams made adjustments per COVID-19 priorities. Our teams are now reworking their timelines for the rest of the year, and hopefully this project will come back eventually to prioritize time to streamline the two Gradebook views.
Hope that helps,