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Moodle allows you to delay the release of students' grades manually, or at a scheduled time. This can be useful if you are grading assignments over a series of days and want all students to see their grades only after all grading has been completed.

Manually Hide Grades for an Entire Assignment or Activity

  1. On your main course page, select Course Management (black gear icon Course Management (black gear icon, top right), top right). The Course Management panel will open.
  2. From the Course Management panel, under Grading, select Gradebook setup. The gradebook will open to the Gradebook setup.
  3. In the row for the grade item or category you wish to hide, under the Actions column, click Edit, a drop-down menu will appear. From the drop-down menu, select Hide. The grade item's color will be dimmed to indicate the item is now hidden.
  4. When you are ready to show the grades for this grade item to students, navigate back to the Gradebook setup page and locate the grade item you want to show. Under the Actions column, click Edit, and from the drop-down menu, select Show. The grade item will change back to its original color to indicate the item is now visible.

Additional Considerations for Hiding Grades

Keep in mind that when you hide a Moodle Assignment column in the gradebook, the grade is hidden throughout your course page (even when the student looks at their assignment submission). Although the grade (as well as any feedback comments or files you have added) will be hidden, the assignment activity link will still be visible.

Note: When you hide a Turnitin assignment grade in the gradebook, students can still see the grade in the My Submissions tab of the Turnitin assignment (as long as it is past the post date). For more information, see Turnitin in Moodle - an Overview.

Release Grades at a Scheduled Time

Another option is to set grades for a particular assignment to automatically become visible to students at a scheduled time.

  1. On your main course page, select Course Management (black gear icon Course Management (black gear icon, top right), top right). The Course Management panel will open.
  2. From the Course Management panel, under Grading, select Gradebook setup. The gradebook will open to the Gradebook setup.
  3. For the grade item for which you wish to set a release time, under the Actions column, click Edit, then from the drop-down menu, select Edit Settings. The Edit grade item page will open.
  4. Under the Category total heading, click Show more.... Additional options will appear.
  5. For Hidden until, select the Enable check box. The date/time fields will become editable.
  6. Set the date and time for when you want the grades to be released.
  7. Click Save changes to finish. You will be returned to the Gradebook Setup page.