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Canvas: New Gradebook: Grade Posting Policy

This article will describe how to use the first level of control over the release of grades- the Grade Posting Policy.

In the New Gradebook there are two levels of control for releasing grades. The first is GRADE POSTING POLICIES.

The options are:

  • Automatic: assignment grades will be visible to students as soon as they are entered. Grades for anonymous and moderated assignments will not post automatically.
  • Manual: grades will be hidden by default and will remain hidden until you have posted grades for each assignment. Selecting a manual posting policy will not apply retroactively to grades that have already been entered. Any grades that have already posted will remain visible. To hide grades for an assignment that has already been graded, you can hide grades from the assignment's Options menu.

By default, the policy is for grades to be posted automatically. 

Course post policies will apply to all course assignments by default. You can also select a grade posting policy for an individual assignment.

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. 
  • Grades for anonymous or moderated assignments must be manually posted. Moderated assignments grades cannot be unhidden 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. 
  • In Quizzes, Students will not be able to see their quiz responses in Quizzes while quiz grades are hidden.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Gradebook Settings

  Open Gradebook Settings

Click the Settings icon.

View Grade Posting Policy

View Grade Posting Policy

Click the Grade Posting Policy tab.

Post Grades Automatically

Post Grades Automatically

To post grades automatically, select the Automatically Post Grades option. When grades are posted automatically, students can view assignment grades as soon as they are entered.

Note: If you select the Automatically Post Grades option after you have already hidden grades, previously hidden grades will remain hidden.

Post Grades Manually

Post Grades Manually

To post grades manually, select the Manually Post Grades option. When the Manually Post Grades option is selected, grades are hidden by default and must be posted to be viewed by students.

Update Policy

Update Policy

To apply changes to the grade posting policy, click the Update button.

View Gradebook

  View Gradebook

If a manual posting policy has been applied in a course, all assignment headers will display the Manual label [1]. This label indicates that a manual posting policy is currently in place and future grades are hidden from student view.

Once a submission has been graded, the assignment header displays the Visibility icon [2]. This indicates that there are grades within the assignment that must be posted before they can be viewed by students.

When grades are hidden from student view, the Total column also displays the Visibility icon [3]. This indicates that the total grade in the Gradebook differs from the total grade viewed by the student.

To manage the posting policy for an assignment, click the Options icon [4].

In the New Gradebook, you can select a grade posting policy for an individual assignment.

The options are:

  • Automatic: assignment grades will be visible to students as soon as they are entered. Grades for anonymous and moderated assignments will not post automatically.
  • Manual: grades will be hidden by default and will remain hidden until you have posted grades for each assignment. Selecting a manual posting policy will not apply retroactively to grades that have already been entered. Any grades that have already posted will remain visible. To hide grades for an assignment that has already been graded, you can hide grades from the assignment's Options menu.

Open Gradebook

Open Gradebook

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Assignment Menu

Open Assignment

Hover over the assignment column header and click the Options icon.

Open Posting Policy

Open Posting Policy

Click the Grade Posting Policy link.

Post Grades Automatically

Post Grades Automatically

To post grades automatically, select the Automatically option. When the Automatically option is selected, students can view assignment grades as soon as they are entered.

Notes: 

  • Anonymous and moderated assignments cannot be set to post grades automatically.
  • If you select the Automatically Post Grades option after you have already hidden grades, previously hidden grades will remain hidden.

Post Grades Manually

Post Grades Manually

To post grades manually, select the Manually option. When the Manually option is selected, grades are hidden by default and must be posted to be viewed by students.

Update Policy

Update Policy

To apply changes to the grade posting policy, click the Save button.

View Gradebook

View Gradebook

When a manual posting policy has been applied to an assignment, the assignment header displays the Manual label [1]. This label indicates that a manual posting policy is currently in place and future grades are hidden from student view.

Once a submission has been graded, the assignment header displays the Visibility icon [2]. This indicates that there are grades within the assignment that must be posted before they can be viewed by students. 

When grades are hidden from student view, the Total column also displays the Visibility icon [3]. This indicates that the total grade in the Gradebook differs from the total grade viewed by the student. 




Keywords:canvas, new gradebook, grade posting policy, manual grade posting, automatic grade posting   Doc ID:95147
Owner:Amanda B.Group:Rice University
Created:2019-10-21 15:06 CDTUpdated:2019-10-22 11:20 CDT
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