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{{Note|Note that using Show/Hide for an Assignment on the course front page has '''no effect''' on whether its grades are shown or hidden. The assignment and its grades are entirely independent from each other, so the grades must be show or hidden independently.}}
 
{{Note|Note that using Show/Hide for an Assignment on the course front page has '''no effect''' on whether its grades are shown or hidden. The assignment and its grades are entirely independent from each other, so the grades must be show or hidden independently.}}
  
The gradebook ones refer to whether a student will be able to see that grade or grade item in their user report. You can have an activity available on the course page for which you would not want the students to know their grade. Also in reverse - an offline activity that is hidden in the course page, but which you want the students to know their grade for.
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==To set dates to automatically show or hide grades and feedback to students==
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{{Note|This is useful if you have agreed a fixed date on which marks and feedback need to be revealed. It saves you needing to remember to do this manually (though you can manually change the date if you need to).}}
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#In the Grader Report, turn editing on; further settings and controls display.
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#In the activity's column, in its '''Controls''' row, click the '''Edit''' icon; a settings page displays.
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#To reveal the settings for dates setting, click the link to '''Show more'''; further settings display.
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#For the '''Hidden until''' setting, click its Enable checkbox; it becomes editable.
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#Type in the date and time to reveal the marks and feedback.
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#Save.
  
==To hide grades and feedback==
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==To manually hide grades and feedback in the Grader Report==
#To go to the Grader Report, from your Moodle course front page, in its Settings, click Grades.
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{{Note|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}}
Turning on editing then clicking the "Show show/hide icons" link will give you the familiar show/hide eye icon next to each grade and at the top of each column. For more information, read
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#To get to the Grader Report go to your Moodle course front page and in its Settings click Grades; the Grader Report displays.
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#'''Turn editing on'''; further settings and controls display.
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# Note that columns correspond to activities, and each column has '''Controls''' (just below the column title) which act on that entire activity.
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#To hide grades and feedback for an assignment, find its column and click the '''Show/Hide''' icon in the '''Controls''' row.
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#In this case there is no need to Save - the effects are immediate.
  
 
== Hidden until ==
 
== Hidden until ==

Revision as of 12:24, 12 September 2017


Introduction

Assessors often decide to hide grades and feedback until marking is complete and finalised, and then release them all at once. Although 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.

Note: Note that using Show/Hide for an Assignment on the course front page has no effect on whether its grades are shown or hidden. The assignment and its grades are entirely independent from each other, so the grades must be show or hidden independently.


To set dates to automatically show or hide grades and feedback to students

Note: This is useful if you have agreed a fixed date on which marks and feedback need to be revealed. It saves you needing to remember to do this manually (though 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 displays.
  3. To reveal the settings for dates setting, click the link to Show more; further settings display.
  4. For the Hidden until setting, click its Enable checkbox; it becomes editable.
  5. Type in the date and time to reveal the marks and feedback.
  6. Save.

To manually hide grades and feedback in the Grader Report

Note: 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 Moodle course 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.

Hidden until

Date before which the grades will be hidden. Usually this date is set to the end of the activity, and the beginning of the grading process.. A typical sequence of events would be:

Event Locked Hidden
Start of activity and participant submissions No Yes
End of activity and beginning of grading/feedback Yes Yes
End of grading/feedback, and release of grades Yes No

Effects of hiding

Hiding simply prevents students from viewing the categories, grade items and grades to which it applies. They appear to admins and teachers, but with a special style that clearly identifies them as hidden.