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Grades, Grading, and the Gradebook

This page is dedicated to Frequently Asked Questions regarding Canvas' Grades navigation, Grading options, and using the Gradebook in Canvas. For general information about grades, see the Canvas guides for the Grades section here, or the SpeedGrader section here.

Grade Visibility Questions

One of the most common types of questions that we receive are based around when the grades are visible to students. Some of these questions are: What does it mean to hide grades? Why can some students see grades and others cannot? Why are my students able to see grades before I want them to.

To answer these, the CTL created a document (check out the Grade Posting Policy here) to hopefully help Instructors understand the two options for posting grades and what exactly "Hide Grades" does. Canvas also has a grade visibility flowchart found here.


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