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Control Visibility of Grade Items in Moodle

Moodle allows you to delay the release of students' grades manually, or at a scheduled time. This can be useful if you are grading assignments over a series of days and want all students to see their grades only after all grading has been completed.

Manually Hide Grades for an Entire Assignment or Activity

  1. In the Settings block, under Course Administration, click Grades. The Grader report will open.
  2. In the navigation tabs at the top-center of the screen, click Categories and items. The Categories and items page will open.
  3. Click Show/Hide (Open Eye Visible Icon) next to the grade item you want to hide. The icon will change (Closed Eye Hidden Icon) to indicate the item is now hidden.
  4. When ready to show the grades for this grade item to students, navigate back to this page and click Show/Hide so it's set to show (Open Eye Visible Icon).

Additional Considerations for Hiding Grades

Keep in mind that when you hide a Moodle Assignment grade in the grade book, it is hidden throughout your course page (even when the student looks at their assignment submission). Although the grade will be hidden, the assignment activity link will still be visible.

Note: When you hide a Turnitin assignment grade in the grade book, students can still see the grade in the My Submissions tab of the Turnitin assignment (as long as it is past the post date).

Release Grades at a Scheduled Time

Another option is to set grades for a particular assignment to automatically become visible to students at a scheduled time.

  1. In the Settings block, under Course Administration, click Grades. The Grader report will open.
  2.  In the navigation tabs at the top-center of the screen, click Categories and items. The Categories and items page will open.
  3. Click Edit (Edit Icon) next to grade item you wish to set a release time for. The grade item settings screen will open.
  4. Next to Hidden until click the Enable checkbox. The date/time fields will become editable. Set the date and time that you want grades released.
  5. Click Save changes to finish.