Set Visibility Restrictions for Grade Categories and Items

You can set visibility restrictions for grade categories and items that control when the categories and items are visible in students’ Grades view. However, categories or items with visibility restrictions will still be included in the final grade calculations unless you also follow steps to Exclude a Grade Category or Item from the Final Grade Calculation.

Setting visibility restrictions for grade categories and items only controls their visibility to students. Setting start/end and due dates for course components associated with grade items, such as Content, Assignments, Discussions, or Quizzes, is handled from within the respective tool.

  1. On the nav bar, click the Assessment menu, then select Grades.
    Grades on Nav Bar
  2. In the Manage Grades area, click on the category or item you want to hide.
    Manage Grades Category or Item
  3. In the Restrictions tab, select Grade item is visible for a specific date range in the Visibility area and enter your date restrictions.
    Grade item is visible for specific date range
  4. Click Save and Close.
  5. Verify that the categories or items have a restriction in the Manage Grades area by looking for the closed eye with a timer icon next to the category or item you have hidden.
    Grade Item Visibility Timer icon

Remove Visibility Restrictions

To remove visibility restrictions from categories or items, return to the restrictions tab of the hidden category or item and select Grade item is always visible. Then click Save and Close.