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{{Grades}}
 
{{Grades}}
 
 
==Introduction==
 
==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.
 
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.
 
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{{Note|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.}}
 
 
 
 
==To set dates to automatically show or hide grades and feedback to students==
 
==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).}}
 
{{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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#Type in the date and time to reveal the marks and feedback.
 
#Type in the date and time to reveal the marks and feedback.
 
#Save.
 
#Save.
 
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==To manually hide grades and feedback==
==To manually hide grades and feedback in the Grader Report==
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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.}}
{{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}}
 
 
#To get to the Grader Report go to your Moodle course front page and in its Settings click Grades; the Grader Report displays.
 
#To get to the Grader Report go to your Moodle course front page and in its Settings click Grades; the Grader Report displays.
 
#'''Turn editing on'''; further settings and controls display.
 
#'''Turn editing on'''; further settings and controls display.
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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.
 
#To hide grades and feedback for an assignment, find its column and click the '''Show/Hide''' icon in the '''Controls''' row.
 
#In this case there is no need to Save - the effects are immediate.
 
#In this case there is no need to Save - the effects are immediate.
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==An example of how hiding grades might be used==
  
== Hidden until ==
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{| cellpadding="4"; border="1"
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:
 
 
 
{| cellpadding="4"
 
 
|-
 
|-
!Event
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!Phase
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!Hidden
 
![[Grade locking|Locked]]
 
![[Grade locking|Locked]]
!Hidden
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Start of activity and participant submissions
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|Before the due date; participant submissions
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|Yes
 
|No
 
|No
|Yes
 
 
|-
 
|-
|End of activity and beginning of grading/feedback
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|Due date and beginning of grading/feedback
 
|Yes
 
|Yes
 
|Yes
 
|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
|End of grading/feedback, and release of grades
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|End of grading/feedback, release of grades
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|No
 
|Yes
 
|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.
 
  
  

Revision as of 12:41, 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: 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

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.

An example of how hiding grades might be used

Phase Hidden Locked
Before the due date; participant submissions Yes No
Due date and beginning of grading/feedback Yes Yes
End of grading/feedback, release of grades No Yes