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How do I select a grade posting policy for a course in the New Gradebook?

In the New Gradebook, you can select a default grade posting policy for course assignments. Posting policies can be set to automatic or manual.

By default, the policy is for grades to be posted automatically. If you select an automatic posting policy, assignment grades will be visible to students as soon as they are entered. Grades for anonymous and moderated assignments will not post automatically.

If you select a manual posting policy, grades will be hidden by default and will remain hidden until you have posted grades for each assignment. Selecting a manual posting policy will not apply retroactively to grades that have already been entered. Any grades that have already posted will remain visible. To hide grades for an assignment that has already been graded, you can hide grades from the assignment's Options menu.

When assignment grades are hidden, students will not see their grade for the assignment, grade change notifications, or submission comments.

Course post policies will apply to all course assignments by default. You can also select a grade posting policy for an individual assignment.

Notes:

  • If you make changes to an assignment with hidden grades, the total score as you see it (in both the Gradebook and the student Grades page) will be affected. However, students will not see any changes when they view their Grades page. Once you post the assignment grades, the total grade in the student's view will update accordingly.
  • Grades for anonymous or moderated assignments must be manually posted. Moderated assignments grades cannot be unhidden until final grades have been posted.
  • Students can see peer review comments when assignment grades are hidden. However, students cannot see instructor comments until after the assignment grades are posted.
  • If you post grades for an assignment with varied due dates, all students will receive score results at the same time.
  • Viewing the Total Column in the Gradebook may be restricted when multiple grading periods are enabled.
  • In Quizzes, Students will not be able to see their quiz responses in Quizzes while quiz grades are hidden.
  • Enabling a posting policy will not affect a student's ability to access their assessment scores in New Quizzes. Student visibility of New Quizzes scores must be managed from the assessment settings menu.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Gradebook Settings

Click the Settings icon.

View Grade Posting Policy

View Grade Posting Policy

Click the Grade Posting Policy tab.

Post Grades Automatically

Post Grades Automatically

To post grades automatically, select the Automatically Post Grades option. When grades are posted automatically, students can view assignment grades as soon as they are entered.

Note: If you select the Automatically Post Grades option after you have already hidden grades, previously hidden grades will remain hidden.

Post Grades Manually

Post Grades Manually

To manually post grades for students to view, select the Manually Post Grades option. When the Manually Post Grades option is selected, grades are hidden from student view by default and must be posted to be viewed by students.

Update Policy

Update Policy

To apply changes to the grade posting policy, click the Update button.

View Gradebook

If a manual posting policy has been applied in a course, all assignment headers will display the Manual label [1]. This label indicates that a manual posting policy is currently in place and future grades are hidden from student view.

Once a submission has been graded, the assignment header displays the Visibility icon [2]. This indicates that there are grades within the assignment that must be posted before they can be viewed by students.

When grades are hidden from student view, the Total column also displays the Visibility icon [3]. This indicates that the total grade in the Gradebook differs from the total grade viewed by the student.

To manage the posting policy for an assignment, click the Options icon [4].