How do I hide and filter students 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.
You can hide and filter students in the Gradebook.
Filtering your Gradebook can allow you to quickly find students to enter or edit their grades. Hiding student names is an optional feature that lets instructors choose to remove bias in grading and does not guarantee that all assignments will be graded anonymously.
Hide Student Names
You might want to hide the names of your students during grading to help eliminate bias. Click the Settings icon  and select the Hide Student Names option .
View Hidden Names
Show Student Names
Filtering your Gradebook can allow you to quickly find students to enter or edit their grades. You can filter the Gradebook by:
- Selecting a filter from the Sections drop-down menu (this option is only available if your course has more than one section).
- Using the arrow filter in Student Name or Secondary ID columns.
- Searching for a student by name or secondary ID in the text field.
View Filtered Student Name
You can filter the gradebook by typing a name into the text field at the top of the gradebook. Once you type the student's name or secondary ID in the text field, the student's grades will be shown.
Removing Students from the Gradebook
You may have students drop your course who still remain in the gradebook. Institutions have different policies on how to edit course rosters. If your institution allows, you can remove a student from your course. Otherwise you may need to contact your administrator and request the student be removed via SIS Import.
If you have used Student View in your course, you may see the Test Student in your Gradebook. The Test Student will always be listed at the end of the Gradebook and does not factor into course analytics. If you want to remove the test student completely, you will have to remove the test student from your section enrollments.