How to hide grades in the gradebook

An example of hiding the grades in the gradebook



This guide will provide step by step user guides about how to hide/show grade by using the gradebook on LM Core.


What to know:

The Gradebook is only accessible by module leaders, teachers and non-editing teachers. Students won’t be able to access it.


Table of Contents


Step 1: Access to the Gradebook

All the grades for each student in your module can be found in the module gradebook. You can access the gradebook by clicking the “Grades” link on the left navigation menu inside your LM Core module page.

Click the "Turn editing on" button on the gradebook page.



Step 2:  Hide the grades

If you decide to hide grades and feedback until marking is completed and finalized, and then release them all at once, please read the following details.
Although Marking Workflow allows this (and is particularly helpful where there are several multiple markers) it is sometimes quicker to simply hide the grades in the Grader Report until it is time to release them. This section explains how to do that.

Note: Using Show/Hide for an Assignment on the module front page has no effect on whether its grades are shown or hidden for students. The assignment and its grades are entirely independent of each other, so the grades must be shown or hidden independently.
Note: If you are using the Grader Report to calculate final grades, do ensure those activities are not hidden when you carry out the calculation.

Step 3:  Automatically hide grades and feedback until a set date

This is useful if you have agreed on a fixed date to reveal marks and feedback to students. You can manually change the date if you need to.
1. In the Grader Report, turn editing on; further settings and controls display.
2. In the activity's column, in its Controls row, click the Edit icon; a settings page display.
3. For the Hidden until setting, click its Enable checkbox; it becomes editable.
4. Type in the date and time to reveal the marks and feedback.
5. Save.


Step 4:  Manually hide grades and feedback

This is best used if you never want students to see the grades or feedback, or if you are unsure of the date on which they need to be revealed.
1. To get to the Grader Report go to your LM Core module front page and in its Settings click Grades; the Grader Report displays.
2. Turn editing on; further settings and controls display.
3. Note that columns correspond to activities, and each column has Controls (just below the column title) which act on that entire activity.
4. To hide grades and feedback for an assignment, find its column and click the Show/Hide icon in the Controls row.
5. In this case there is no need to Save - the effects are immediate.



Step 5: An example of how hiding grades might be used

The below screenshot shows the recommended settings in different situations as a reference for you.

Hidden: the hidden function mentioned in step 3

Locked: As the second screenshot shows, you can lock the grade so that no one can change the grades. Similar to the hidden function, you can set a time period to control the grade lock automatically.



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Article Number: 253
Author: Wed, Apr 28, 2021
Last Updated: Mon, Aug 22, 2022
Author: Na Li

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