New Gradebook Settings – Posting Policy
By default, courses in the new gradebook have an automatic posting policy which means assignment grades are visible to students as soon as grades are entered in the gradebook or submitted in SpeedGrader.
To ensure grades are hidden until posted, change the Grade Posting Policy to be updated to Manual in Gradebook settings:
Note: If quizzes are used in the course these can be individually updated to release grades automatically so students receive immediate feedback.
Treat Ungraded as Zero
To ensure assignment grades are calculated correctly for missed assignments then a missing submissions policy should be applied which sets grade percentage as 0%:
>> View the Quick Guide here: New Gradebook – Quick Guide
Importing assignments from past terms
When importing past courses which were using the old gradebook the default automatic posting grade policy (“unmuted”) is applied. It is recommended to check the grading policies are correct after importing any assignments.
New Gradebook Post Policies Icons and Indicators
Instructure have updated the iconography related to Post Polices in response to feedback from instructors. These changes are intended to more clearly convey what grades are visible to students.
If an instructor sets up an assignment to use a Manual Post Policy (in which grades are hidden from students until posted), the word Manual will appear underneath the assignment title. If the assignment is set to the Automatic Post Policy (in which grades are visible to students immediately when entered), no text will appear underneath the assignment title.
If an instructor has changed the Posting Policy to Manual for the assignment, additional icons are available to help identify the state of entered grades.
If one or more entered grades are hidden from students, a slashed eye icon will appear next to the assignment title. To get further detail on which grades are hidden, hit the three vertical dots (1) followed by Post Grades (2). The orange dots (3) indicate hidden grades. Grades that are visible will have no dot. The number of grades currently hidden is indicated in the detail tray (4). You can safely choose to Post Grades from this tray or Close it to return later.
Read more on Canvas grade posting policies:
- How do I use posting policies in a course?
- How do I select a grade posting policy for a course in the New Gradebook?
- How do I apply a Missing Submission policy in the New Gradebook?
- Flowchart: Student Grade Visibility in my Canvas Course