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Canvas: New Gradebook: Post/Hide Grades

This article will discuss the second level of grade release control- posting and hiding grades.

You can manually post grades for an assignment where student grades have been hidden. 

Student grades can be hidden in one of three ways: 

Manual posting policies automatically hide grades for students and are intended to be set before any grades have been entered.

Grades can be posted to everyone or only to students with graded submissions. 

  • When grades are posted to everyone, students with ungraded submissions will see that their submission does not have a grade on their grades page. 
  • When grades are only posted to students with graded submissions, students with ungraded submissions will view an icon on their grades page that indicates grades are still being worked on.

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.


Open Gradebook

Open Gradebook

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Assignment Menu

Open Assignment

Any assignment with hidden grades is indicated by the Visibility icon [1].

Hover over the assignment column header and click the Options icon [2].

Open Post Grades Tray

Open Post Grades Tray

Click the Post grades link. 

View Hidden Grades

  View Hidden Grades

The Post Grades tray includes a numbered indicator that displays the total number of hidden grades for the assignment [1].

When the Post Grades tray is open, hidden grades are indicated by a Dot icon [2].

Select Posting Option

Select Posting Option

To post grades 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. Assignment notifications 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.


Post Grades

Post Grades

To post grades, click the Post button.

View Gradebook

View Gradebook

Assignments with a manual posting policy display a Manual label [1] in the assignment header. If grades were posted to everyone for an assignment with a manual posting policy, future grades will post to students automatically. If grades were posted only to students with graded submissions, future grades will be hidden from students and the Visibility icon will display in the assignment header [2]. 

Assignments with an automatic posting policy do not display a Manual label in the assignment header [3]. Any future graded submissions will display to students.


Hide Grades

When an assignment is hidden, students can still view and submit the assignment, but the grade will be hidden. Grades will stay hidden until assignment grades are posted.

This lesson describes how to hide grades for an assignment that has already been graded and is currently displaying grades to students. This can also be accomplished by hiding assignment grades in SpeedGrader. If you want newly-entered grades to be hidden from students, you can set a manual posting policy for an assignment or set a manual posting policy for a course.

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. 
  • Students can see peer review comments when assignment grades are hidden. However, students cannot see instructor comments until after the assignment grades are posted.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Assignment Menu

Open Assignment Menu

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

Open Hide Grades Tray

Open Hide Grades Tray

Click the Hide grades link.

Hide Grades

Hide Grades

Click the Hide button.

View Gradebook

View Gradebook

Assignments with hidden grades display the Visibility icon [1]. 

A Visibility icon also displays in the students' Total column [2]. This indicates that the final grade differs from the final grade that students can view in their Grades page.

To post assignment grades, click the assignment's Options icon [3].

Notes:

  • The Total column only displays graded assignments that have been hidden. Assignments that are set as Not Graded are not affected.
  • Viewing the Total Column in the Gradebook may be restricted when multiple grading periods are enabled.




Keywords:canvas, new gradebook, post grades, hide grades   Doc ID:95151
Owner:Amanda B.Group:Rice University
Created:2019-10-21 16:46 CDTUpdated:2019-10-22 11:23 CDT
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