How do I hide student names in the Gradebook?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

By default, student names are shown in the Gradebook. However, you can hide student names in the Gradebook to remove bias in grading. Hiding names also hides secondary IDs. Because hiding names is a Gradebook setting and not a course setting, this feature does not guarantee that all assignments will be graded anonymously.

This feature hides names for all students displayed in the Gradebook. By default, only active students are shown. Inactive and concluded enrollments are not shown of the Gradebook unless enabled in the Gradebook settings.

Note: Hiding names in the Gradebook is a separate option from hiding names in SpeedGrader.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Hide Student Names

Hide Student Names

To hide student names, click the Settings icon [1] and select the Hide Student Names option [2].

View Hidden Names

View Hidden Names

After choosing the Hide Student Names options, you will only see Student in your gradebook.

Show Student Names

Show Student Names

To view student names, click the Show Student Names option in the drop-down menu.